Nu Wave was created to foster stand up paddleboarding from the ground up. Our core customers are locally owned businesses throughout the state of Florida and the people who live, work, and play in these communities. We care about every one of our customers and want to have a relationship with each person who rides our boards. Our products promote the active lifestyle we believe in. Whether you are paddling into a wave or just cruising on the river, you’ll know that you are part of the Nu Wave family.
About Our Founders
Nu Wave was founded in 2010 in Cocoa Beach, Fl by Dave Siljestrom and Rick Hildreth. We currently serve surf shops in Pensacola, Jacksonville, Cocoa Beach, and St. Augustine Florida.
Dave has over forty years of surfing and paddling experience. Dave lived on Maui for 10 years where he raced Hawaiian outrigger canoes with the best paddlers in the world. Eventually he moved back to his hometown of Cocoa Beach and started a lawn service and raised a family. When Dave learned of the growing popularity of stand up paddle boarding he decided to design his own boards and start his own paddleboard company. Dave enjoys giving paddleboard lessons and introducing new people to the sport. He has competed in numerous paddleboarding events including the Gerry Lopez Battle of the paddle and the NKF Surf Contest.
Rick is a retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant with over 20 years of military service, which included seven overseas tours. In 1994 he retired and moved to Cocoa Beach, FL. Rick developed a love for the area especially the surrounding waters of the Thousand Islands. Dave introduced him to paddle boarding and he’s been hooked ever since.