FIGURES OF MERIT CELEBRATES PEOPLE, ACTS, AND THINGS THAT HAVE INHERENT VALUE AND WORTH, THAT HAVE SUPERIOR QUALITY AND MAKE THE WORLD BETTER.
Figures of Merit (FOM) is rooted in good design. We make surfboards and related gear that modernize classics and explore new ideas. FOM welcomes everyone that believes in good design. We get dirty, try new things, and build everything, all in the name of creativity.
Do you have ideas that have merit? We want to get with you. Contact us below.
Figures of Merit has launched with The Standards Collection. Inspired by improvisation rooted in classical structure, a key element of jazz music, The Standards Collection celebrates timeless design while pushing forwards with unique shaping techniques. Additionally, boards feature free flowing color and finish techniques to give them a unique look.
Each year FOM will push forward, unveiling a new, concise collection of surfboards and related products that have merit.
Are FOM surfboards available direct from the factory?
Yes, they are. Although, you should expect the same level of service and the same prices, no matter whether you go to one of our partner surf shops or straight to us.
Do you ship surfboards?
We ship anywhere in the world. Some surfboard makers make this process difficult with custom quotes and run-around for every order. FOM has simplified, see our shipping chart below:
TO MAINLAND US, SURFBOARDS 6'5 and Under: $75 per board
TO MAINLAND US, SURFBOARDS 6'6 and OVER: Quote
TO HAWAII, SURFBOARDS: $40 per board
Multiple boards will save on shipping, per quote.
For specific shipping to you, email us.
How much is ___ surfboard with ____ type of color and ____type of fins?
With so many options for the performance and look of a surfboard, ordering can be confusing. We've tried to eliminate as many variables as possible to keep pricing easy and clear. That's why we handle all of our orders online with some basic questions, then follow up with you to clarify your order. Simply follow our online order process and as you do so, you'll be updated real-time on the cost of your board.
We don't nickel and dime you on little options... We want you to have a great board at a great value while still making us profitable. Simple as that.
If the questions/options we ask you in the online order form don't cover your surfboard needs, no problem. Just select the "Custom" option and we'll follow up in person to get the details right and make you what you want. Or, email Jason and he'll help guide you and answer your pricing questions.
How do I order a board?
Online. Go to whatever board you're into, and help us by filling out some basic info on what you're wanting. Because we know surfboards are personal, the ordering process doesn't stop there. We will follow up with you personally within 48 hours of your purchase to confirm your order, answer any questions, and make sure we're going to make exactly what you want.
How long does it take to get a custom surfboard?
If our workload is standard, orders take 4 weeks to complete. Part of the experience of ordering a FOM surfboard includes updates on your order and what we call FOM Progress Reports--at key milestones, we drop you notes and presents to keep you updated and psyched on the delivery of your new board. Ordering a new board is exciting, so we want to up that excitement factor.
Of course, special circumstances, such as extra fancy tint/color work, specialized fins, and unique shipping scenarios may increase turn-around time.
Where are your boards made? Who glasses your boards?
Our surfboards are handmade on made on Maui, with further plans to expand production to the mainland US, Europe, and Japan. We build everything in house to ensure maximum quality.
What is your return policy?
Please contact us for authorization and instructions for all returns, refunds, or exchanges. Apparel purchased within 30 days may be returned or exchanged. No refunds or returns on custom surfboards will be accepted. We insure all of our surfboard shipments against damage that may occur in transit.