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A sustainable surfboard wall hanging system that makes it easy to store and display your gnarly boards.
Use discount code KICKSTART at the link below to save 15% on your whole order!!!
A sustainable surfboard wall hanging system that makes it easy to store and display your gnarly boards. Use discount code KICKSTART at the link below to save 15% on your whole order!!!
107 backers pledged CA$ 6,313 to help bring this project to life.
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GNARWALL Surfboard Hanger
GNARWALL Surfboard Hanger

Why the GNARWALL?

In short: 

I'm a passionate surfer that wanted an artful way to hang my boards in my design studio.

In slightly less than short:

I began surfing about 10 years ago. Believe it or not I learned on the Great Lakes, and still to this day the majority of my surfing is on Lake Ontario, Erie and Huron. Although I try to get to the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as much as I can. The lakes only fire up from around September until March with cold winter winds. We have a lot of downtime in the summer months which is really how this all came to be. Over the years I accumulated 7 boards (which you will see throughout the campaign) Earlier in the year my Industrial Design consultancy SHEPP Industrial Design Inc. or SHEPP iD for short moved into an amazing loft studio in the Junction district of Toronto. The space boasts 16' ceilings and large windows. I situated my standing workstation on a large white cinder block wall. As soon as I saw this wall I knew I wanted to put my surfboards up on display. I took inspiration from the typical plastic 90 Degree Surfboard hanger that a lot of surf shops use to file boards. I came up with a simple straight hanger and hung my boards from 3/4" Black Pipe that I bought from Home Depot. Ta da! Done deal, boards are up on the wall, I'm stoked.

The initial GNARWALL
The initial GNARWALL

At this point the thought of commercializing this idea into an actual product had never crossed my mind. Then something happened. Every time someone came into my office, it was an immediate conversation starter, some of my clients who don't even surf wanted a hook so they could buy a surfboard to display in their house as art. Not to mention all of my surf buddies wanted hooks for their boards. That's when I decided to simplify the design and come up with an invisible mounting system. The only thing I didn't like about the initial design was the ugly black pipe. It had to go. I then realized that the hooks could be shrunk down to just a bit larger than the fin boxes. The discreet wall hanger took quite a few iterations and prototypes to come up with the perfect design. After months of trials and errors I really think we nailed the design for this system. I hope you will enjoy the simplicity as much as we do!

Prototypes!
Prototypes!

An eco-conscious surf rack that emphasizes board design.

Hook and Hanger
Hook and Hanger
Futures Hook design
Futures Hook design
FCS Hook design
FCS Hook design
Teal, Charcoal, and Hot Pink Hangers
Teal, Charcoal, and Hot Pink Hangers

The only completely hidden surfboard mounting system on the market!

Easy to Install!

Drill a mounting hole
Drill a mounting hole
Install the wall anchor
Install the wall anchor
Install the hanger
Install the hanger
Mount the hook using the existing fin box hardware
Mount the hook using the existing fin box hardware
Hang the hook in the wall hanger
Hang the hook in the wall hanger
Enjoy your mounted board!
Enjoy your mounted board!

NOTE: If you are not running a thruster set up, you will need 2 hooks & 2 hangers for proper mounting

Twin fin mounting
Twin fin mounting
GNARWALL Components (Futures)
GNARWALL Components (Futures)

 3 Colours Available

Check out our website!

https://sheppsolutions.com/

Why do we need your help?

Money collected through Kickstarter will be going towards our tooling, first run production costs and other business infrastructure expenses. We set our goal relatively low so that we can ensure that all backers will receive their rewards.

Risks and challenges

Supplier production is always a potential failure point for businesses. Luckily we have been working with our primary supplier for 15 years through other projects. As a result we have established a clear and consistent channel of communication that will help us avoid delays.

One major challenge that we will need to overcome is our own outgoing shipments. This will be our first product launch, so establishing shipping standards for countries around the world will take a bit of work, but its something that we have already started working on.

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    Our Thanks!

    You'll receive our eternal gratitude for helping us bring the GNARWALL to market. We'll also keep you in the loop for future status updates.

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    SHEPPS T-Shirt

    A SHEPPS branded silk screen T-shirt to show your support

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    • SHEPPS T-Shirt
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    Single Quiver EARLY BIRD SPECIAL PRICE

    Everything you need to hang a single board. Your choice of hook style, and hanger color.

    EARLY BIRD price! Save $5 CAD

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    • Hanger
    • Mounting Hardware
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    Single Quiver

    Everything you need to hang a single board. Your choice of hook style, and hanger color.

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    Double Quiver

    10% discount! Save $6 CAD with this reward. 2 pairs of hooks and hangers. Your choice of hook style, and hanger color.

    FREE SHIPPING!

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    Triple Quiver

    17% discount! Save $15 CAD with this reward. 3 pairs of hooks and hangers. Your choice of hook style, and hanger color.

    FREE SHIPPING!

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    5 - Up Quiver

    27% discount! Save $40 CAD with this reward. 5 pairs of hooks and hangers. Your choice of hook styles and hanger colors.

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    10 - Up Quiver

    33% discount! Save $100 CAD with this reward. 10 pairs of hooks and hangers. Your choice of hook styles, and hanger colors.

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    • 10× Hook
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    • 10× Mounting Hardware
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    20 Store Quiver EARLY BIRD PRICE

    60% discount! Save $360 CAD by buying in bulk. 20 hooks and 20 hangers. Your choice of styles and colors. Buy high quantities to resell in your surf shop.

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    • 20× Hanger
    • 20× Hook
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    • POP Store Display
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    50 Store Quiver

    50% discount! Save $750 CAD by buying in bulk. 50 hooks and 50 hangers. Your choice of styles and colors. Buy high quantities to resell in your surf shop.

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    Includes:
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    • 50× Hook
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    100 Store Quiver

    70% discount. Save $2100 CAD by buying in bulk. 100 hooks and 100 hangers. Your choice of styles and colours. Buy in bulk for resale or shop use.

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    100 Store Branded Quiver

    Send us your shop logo and we'll laser cut it into the hooks for you! 100 hooks and 100 hangers. Your choice of styles and colors. Buy high quantities to resell in your surf shop or use for giveaways.

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    Great Lakes Surf Trip

    The SHEPPS team will fly you and a friend into Toronto, Ontario for a 2 Day Fresh Water GREAT LAKE SURF Trip. Most of the surf spots we frequent are TOP SECRET, so we will have to blindfold you on the way there. All transportation, accommodation and food will be provided.

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    SHEPPS T-Shirt & EARLY BIRD LAUNCH PARTY

    Come pick up your silk screened SHEPPS T-shirt at our launch party! Enjoy complimentary food and beverages with the SHEPPS team and surf community at our Toronto Junction Headquarters.

    Date will be announced mid campaign.

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    EARLY BIRD LAUNCH PARTY

    Any backers local to the Toronto area are invited to our launch party at the SHEPPS headquarters. Reward includes 1 complete hook system available the night of the party and complimentary food & beverages.

    Date & Location will be announced mid campaign.

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