BW is currently in the process on becoming a division of Dean Watersports, traditionally a SUP manufacturer out of SC. We are still in the beginning stages of the transition but hope to make the full transition in the very near future. DWS boards utilize the most advanced composites and production methods to produce the lightest and strongest boards available today. Vacuum bagging resin infusion processes allow them to have a low resin to composite material ratio (volume fraction) and this results in a stronger, stiffer, and more resilient board. Dean Johnson, founding member, designer, and shaper for DEAN Watersports, was a pro cyclist for years before moving to Charleston, SC and rediscovering his love for being in the water. With a background in art and construction and a desire to go faster, Dean built his first SUP in 2009. In launching DEAN Watersports, Dean has assembled a team that shares his vision, and compliments his production skills to help make DEAN Watersports a high performance company.
Meet Phill Lloyd, Sales Consultant and creator of BW. Phill was born and raised in Australia and spent most of his life on the beautiful Gold Coast where he was a Professional Lifeguard for 18 years. Phill's training and competition in paddleboard races spans throughout Australia and America. He has been an avid surfer all of his life and spent many years traveling to various surf spots all over the world. When Phill met his American wife, Dana, they spent many years traveling and spending quality time in both Australia and America. Phill spends his days as a Firefighter, EMT and Lifeguard. He can often been seen on the beach training young lifeguards on rescue techniques and particularly how to properly utilize a paddleboard in both rescue situations and long distance paddling. When Phill is not working you might find him surfing, long distance paddling, stand-up paddling, kite surfing or spearfishing. The one constant and passion in Phill's life, both professionally and personally, has always been the ocean. It is with this passion that he started BW.