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Wilhelm Margreiter

Wilhelm Margreiter Boardmaker
German, English
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00
+43 6505228804
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Combining performance and lightness

  • • Wilhelm handcrafts wooden surfboards
  • • He founded his brand WUUX in 2014
  • • They are tested in the clear waters of the Austrian alps

Wilhelm (Willi) Margreiter took over his father’s and grandfather’s carpentry workshop after studying architecture in Innsbruck. An innovative spirit has always been part of the family’s company, which creates all kinds of products from skis to horse-drawn carriages. When a stationary wave was built just a hundred metres away from the workshop in the clear water of the Almkanal, Willi quickly raised the idea of inventing the most optimised surfboard, characterised by clear design, a unique construction method and the veneer of the wood. The brand WUUX – Urban Surf Shades was founded in 2014. Since then, Willi has been selling his boards all around the world. The international surfer community is puzzled by how it is possible to manufacture extremely lightweight boards out of the heaviest woods.

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WUUX Fingerling

This bespoke surfboard was designed from black coco oak and adorned with olive tree inlays, coming directly from a garden in Tuscany belonging to the customer's grandfather.

Length 157 cm

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WUUX Bullhead

Handcrafted from black coco oak and rosewood, the Bullhead surfboard was optimized for small waves and easy turns.

Length 160 cm

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WUUX Black Marlin

The Black Marlin was fashioned from a piece of beautiful rosewood found by Wilhelm at his father's depot. Its design allows the surfer to paddle easily into the wave while still holding its own as a performance board.

Length 182 cm

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WUUX Yellow Fin Tuna

The pattern of the mango wood gives this surfboard a very unique look and fits perfectly with the classic fish design.

Length 162 cm

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WUUX Parrot

This classic surfboard model was tweaked from a retro design, and complemented by the elegant combination of red African paduk and light evene wood.

Length 187 cm

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