Bred in Kirra on Queensland's Gold Coast, Darren Handley has lived and breathed surfing his entire life. At the age of 12 he started sweeping floors at the local surfboard factory, which eventually led him to Murray Bourton's infamous Pipedream factory. This is where Darren Handley learnt all aspects of board production. After 10 years with Pipedream Surfboards he branched out to launch his own label DHD (Darren Handley Designs).
Darren Handley has travelled the world, surfing every type of wave to create the perfect surfboard. But it's the famed "Superbank" surf break on the Gold Coast, that provides an incredibly high performance environment that allows Darren Handley to make the fastest, most responsive boards in the world, ridden by the best surfers in the world.
Apart from having the world's best riders lining up to ride his shapes, his staff are at a very high level of surfing and this has been the catalyst for DHD (Darren Handley Designs) reaching such high standards of production.
Darren Handley continues to remain at the forefront of cutting edge surfboard design and sets industry bench marks for quality and performance.