Surfboards, one of the most quintessential American products, have been slammed by a wave of imports over the past few years. Some think that may have been a good thing for the industry. Regardless of where you stand on the issue it is something we have seen first hand in our local North Florida market. We all know local shapers and family owned shops here on the first coast and these guys have been dealing with this for years. How is it effecting us? Check out the local Costco and cheap boards you can buy online. There is alot of change in the market right now, what is in store for the future of the surf board is still unfolding. Uncertain but exciting times are ahead of us. Check out this article on MSNNBC.com for a good read on the issue.