Astar Board Company is an American made in board manufacture based in Oceanside, CA. As wave and wake riders we have had a life long passion for water and all water related activities. Founding fathers John Castro and Brandon Foster have both made a career out of riding waves and wakes, designing boards to facilitate their passion. Astar Board Company is at the forefront of many different board technologies, all aimed at making wave and wake riding more fun, extreme and safe.
John "The Mad Scientist" Castro
Growing up just blocks from the beach John started skateboarding when he was 5 years old and started surfing at 12.
His career begun making bodyboards and soft surfboards in 1989, after just a few short years he was making bodyboards for some of the best and top bodyboard professionals in the industry.
After working with so many pro's he learned how to make boards faster and more responsive to different riders styles and breaks.
He then took that knowledge and applied it to everything he did after that working with INT Surfboards. John went on to become on of the leaders in the soft-board surfboard industry.
Eventually John moved his interest into the wakesurf industry. With a unique perspective and years of experience designing boards it was only inevitable that he would create some of the best USA made wakesurf boards. Making Astar WakeSurf Boards some of the best in the world.
With a passion tied to the water and the technical knowledge of wave and wake riding its no wonder the call him "The Mad Scientist".
We are all very excited to see what John Castro will do in the future with Astar Board Company, whether it be Surfboard, Kneeboard, Bodyboard or Wakesurf Board.
Brandon Foster grew up in Durban South Africa. A water sports mecka. With a legend surfing father and surf industry rich family, it was only natural that Brandon Foster would go on to a water sport career. At a young age Brandon become one of the best bodyboarders in the world. Eventually ranking 4th in the world.
Brandon had a spirit of adventure and was even voted the most traveled surfer in the world for two years in a row. (You need to hear some of his stories wow) This spirit of adventure helped him push his ability in riding bodyboards, surfboards, wakesurf boards, kneeboards and almost anything that could be ridden on a wake or wave.
This knowledge helped him work with many different board shapers and designers to find the best design to make his riding funner, more extreme and safer.
After his professional sports career ended he started many different business' around Oceanside CA. Astar Board Company is his newest business success. In Astar he has teamed up with legend board designer and shaper John Castro to create a line of boards that not only work well in many conditions but allow for more fun and safety for those riding them.
The future looks really exciting a full of fun sessions for the Astar team.