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The History of

Claudio Brunotti

In 1979 the 23-years old Italian Claudio Brunotti travelled to the Netherlands and settled in Scheveningen, a village on the Dutch coast. The region is not well known because of its beautiful blue ocean, but for its perfect conditions for windsurfing with its fierce wind and waves. Claudio was a fanatic and talented windsurfer.

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In 1979 the 23-year-old Italian Claudio Brunotti travelled to the Netherlands and settled in Scheveningen, a village on the Dutch coast. The region is not well known because of its beautiful blue ocean, but for its perfect conditions for windsurfing with its fierce wind and waves. This is the place where Claudio started windsurfing. He was so captivated by his newfound hobby that he also began to shape his own windsurf boards in his workshop.As an Italian fashion played an important role in his life. He wanted to look good, on shore and in the water. The surfboards at this time with its plain white colour were in his opinion pretty boring. He started designing and shaping boards, which were outstanding at that time because of the bright colours and prints Claudio used.Not only the design, but also the quality of Claudio's boards were unique. The passionate Italian focussed on perfection and details in every aspect of his actions.

He was a flamboyant windsurfer who loved all kinds of boardsports that were available back then. He was so captivated by his newfound hobby that he also began to shape his own boards in Scheveningen. As an Italian fashion played an important role in his life. He wanted to look good, on shore and in the water. The surfboards at this time with its plain white colour were in this opinion pretty boring. He took business in his own hands and designed and shaped boards, which were outstanding at that time because of the bright colours and prints Claudio used. With an increased demand for his boards Claudio decided to not only design them for himself anymore, but also for other people. It was the beginning of his company.

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