It was a warm and sticky evening in Bangkok some time in 2017. Scotty and I were sipping 'flaming Lambos' in one of the many rooftop bars of the city, when he asked if I would be interested in helping him out distribute SMIK, the SUP brand he had just started a year or two prior to that.
I had been riding his windsurf and SUP designs for many years, so I knew the boards were working well, and we shared the vision he had for this new brand.
It didn't take much to convince me. After six years spent in Thailand, I headed back west and SMIK Europe was started in 2018, from my apartment in Barcelona.
Four years down the line, distribution is established throughout Europe with a network of dealers and SMIK has started to find its place in a very competitive European market.
Our goal always has been to do things the right way, and keeping it simple, in order to offer the best products and the best service while still having the time to get in the water whenever the conditions are good.