Wave rider: Studio Zung’s new surfboard collection scores a perfect 10

G Zung Surfboard Collection
The New York City-based design and architecture firm, Studio Zung, has designed its own collection of surfboards
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You can always trust an architect to do what needs to be done. After years of being an avid surfer, Tommy Zung of the New York-based architecture firm Studio Zung put his design chops to work on a line of surfboards that are as easy on the eye as they are to ride in the water. Handcrafted in Southern California and backed by the expertise of pro-surfer and coach Brad Gerlach, the quartet of surfboards get their good looks from locales close to Zung’s heart. Whether its referencing scenes from Biarritz, Amangansett, Venice, California, or Zung’s own beach house in Montauk, the boards’ hazy colour palettes come with a restrained, yet graphic Ellsworth Kelly-esque quality that can be spotted a mile away. 

G Zung Orca Surfboard

Ranging from 7 foot to 9 foot lengths, each board is handmade in Southern California and backed by the expertise of pro-surfer and coach Brad Gerlach

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The Surfboards’ designs Gzung Pair

The boards’ designs are inspired by locales close to principal Tommy Zung’s heart, such as Biarritz, Amangansett, Venice, California and Montauk and the painting style of Ellsworth Kelly

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The red surfboards

Made from polyeurethane foam, fiberglass and coated with a resin tint, the surfboards join Studio Zung’s 'Ride' collection, which also includes skateboards and bicycles

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Pei-Ru Keh is a former US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru held various titles at Wallpaper* between 2007 and 2023. She reports on design, tech, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru took a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars, actively seeking out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.