Hunter Joslin

Since the early Seventies, Hunter Joslin has been a key creative thinker in the surf industry. In the summer of 1975, when he was twenty-four, Hunter traveled the East Coast, selling skateboard decks and skimboards for the Jupiter, Florida surfboard company Resin Craft. It was at Resin Craft where Hunter began brainstorming a balance-training device that surfers could use when they couldn’t be in the waves. He placed a skimboard on a wood cylinder and gave it a whirl. The experience was so fun, and so beneficial, that he saw instantly the possibilities for his invention. It wouldn’t be until 1998 that Hunter founded the Indo Board Balance Trainer Company. In the twenty-three years that had passed, Hunter had become a regular face—and voice—at pro surfing events around the world as a commentator. These days, Hunter focuses full-time on marketing the Indo Board globally. He’s a tireless salesman and eternal grommet who has worked with many top athletes, from surfing world champions to Olympians. For Hunter, the spread of surfing’s popularity has been a long, exciting ride—and one that he has played a prominent roll in driving. “Surfing’s cultural footprint is everywhere,” Hunter says. “I have never been more proud to say I’m a surfer!”