- THE BLOOM BOARD STORY -
THE GENESIS OF A SMALL PROJECT THAT HAS EVERYTHING TO BECOME BIG
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It all started during a trip to Morocco, in a small village by the sea.
Beyond the beauty of the place, I went there to do a yoga and surfing retreat.
Within the surf house, a wooden plank was placed on a log, an object which was still unknown to me, on which the surfers chained the tricks with ease!
Curious, I took my courage in both hands and tried to get on this famous board but it was a failure!
I found myself with all four irons in the air on the ground in barely 4 seconds!
Determined, I swallowed my pride, got up and tried to get on the board again, with the help of someone to understand the pendulum mechanics and avoid another fall.
Back in France I tried to get one, but I made two observations: exorbitant prices or brands on the other side of the world and not necessarily clean. Already in an eco-thinking buying process, I preferred the option “I'll do it myself”.
It was at this moment that the adventure began.
The adventure begin !
An encouraging environment
Bloom Board's story is also (and above all) the story of friends and family who believed in her and who were the first followers and buyers of her boards.
At first, it must be admitted that they were not very successful and which today follow a well-honed manufacturing process with hand-made production and entirely designed in eco-responsible materials!
that makes sense
Don't have time to go surfing, kitesurfing, skateboarding, snowboarding? Do you not live near a spot where this is possible?
You can still train with a balance board!
The balance board is having the sensations of gliding and balance. Allow the deep muscles of the legs and upper body to be used to stabilize your body, continue to work and strengthen yourself in the practice of your favorite sport. And this, regardless of the weather conditions, anywhere, anytime!
- The key stages of evolution -
Travel to a small village in Morocco and discovery of the Balance Board
First balance board made with a professional carpenter
First balance board order from a friend of Lucile, the beginning
May - June 2020
20 orders for friend boards made!
June 12, 2020
Lucile celebrates her 30th birthday and launches the Bloom Board Instagram account to see if the project can take off.
July - August 2020
Twenty orders placed by friends of friends and strangers.
No more doubts, Bloom Board can see the light of day.
New objective: to make the project more professional (production, suppliers, company, website, etc.)
Antonin Rangin, emeritus kiteboarder and pro trusts him, participates in the filming of his launch advertisement, and integrates the Bloom Board boards into his kitesurfing school in Aytré, near La Rochelle (CKS).
November 11, 2020
4 months later official launch of the Bloom Board brand with the opening of the website www.bloom-board.com . The project was launched!
May - June 2021
Arrival in several shops in France: Lunaria in Nantes, the first to have believed in Bloom Board, Pioka Eco Surf Culture at Fort Bloqué, L'Entourage Bistrot Shop in La Rochelle and the Atlantic Wake Park shop in l'Aiguillon sur Wed.
August - December 2021
Arrival in other shops: Manusurf Ocean Store in Longeville sur Mer, next to the legendary Bud Bud spot, Squid Surfboards in Brétignolles sur Mer, The Ridery in Paris and Zéphyr in Saint Malo.
First Pop Up Store in the Marais
November 11, 2021
1 year of Bloom Board, more than 200 boards sold.
Launch of a crowdfunding campaign to allow Bloom Board to reach more people.
Arrival of Elise, the first Bloom Board employee in the Bloom Family!
Launch of several projects:
- The new website
- The kid board
- The Bloom Board Youtube channel
Bloom Board products are now present everywhere in France thanks to our partner shops
and the Bloom Board manufacturing workshop was inaugurated!