Rouven “Bufo” Brauers examines a surfboard. Brauers’ company Hydroflex is work on ways to improve the technology of surfing.

Rouven “Bufo” Brauers examines a surfboard. Brauers’ company Hydroflex is work on ways to improve the technology of surfing.

HYDROFLEX SURFBOARDS

CEO: Sven Brauers.

Founder: Rouven “Bufo” Brauers.Financial Data: Unavailable.

Investors: Raised total of $1.5 million in private investment.

No. of local employees: Nine.

Headquarters: Oceanside.

Year founded: 1991.

What makes the company innovative: A three-dimensional glassing process that makes surfboards more flexible and durable.

Key factors for success: Continuous testing of new models, cooperation with best surfboard shapers in the industry.

Rouven “Bufo” Brauers turned to nature for inspiration to come up with a new surfboard...

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