Epic Longboards was founded by Jared and Mike Patching. Born and raised in Santa Cruz California surrounded by the surf and skateboarding culture, surfing and skateboarding were just part of everyday life. Jared patching explains the formation of epic in this quote; "We had a desire to get away for riding many of the cookie cut out type boards that cover the market today. So we decided to build quality, handcrafted laminated-hardwood longboards that would last a lifetime. Along the way we tried lots of shaped and sizes and different wood combinations. In the end we came up with some classic looking surf shaped boards made from maple and mahogany that rip down the mountains here in Utah and anywhere else you may ride."