From the heart of  surf mecca Hawaii,  to testing and developing in wild Africa – welcome to Signature Performance Foils.

Little did we at Signature realize that living in the above places would ultimately become key ingredients when it came to creating a unique and authentic lifestyle brand.
For the founders, Ivan & Nathan van Vuuren, plus those now associated with the Signature family,  everyday life consists of creating, innovating and producing surf, skate, SUP + foil boarding products for families around the world to enjoy.


Over the past 30 years Ivan and his family have given birth and been involved in many surf , skate + SUP labels including; Wild Banana Surf designs, Coreban SUP,  Country Rhythm Surfboards, Ethos Skateboards to name just a few. That passion continues into the very heartbeat of Signature foils, as together with top designers and riders, revolutionary foil products are created for you to really enjoy your flight.



In 2003, while living on Maui we were given our 1st foil, adapted from the original air chair. Sharp, heavy aluminum but being on the forefront of North Shore happenings + filming the top surfers and kiters attempting the new sport made it that much more exciting watching the birth of “foil boarding”. 15 years later the sport has fortunately evolved to where we can confidently add a Signature logo to well tested & approved foil products.
The  iconic “3 S” Wings logo says it all- the 3 S’s stand for Signature’s Surf,  Skate, SUP – designed in a shape of wings for those that want to taste the freedom and experience life to the max. Signature is made up of legendary shapers, world champion riders, athletes, designers and new school innovators that have, and are, “Leaving their mark”.
When you join the Signature family, know that each product you purchase has been specifically designed with excellence and for you to enjoy. We also believe in giving back- so a percentage of each sale is given back to both the Signature shaper / ambassador and to NSRI (National Sea rescue Institute) or  Ikhaya Le Themba,  a non- profit organization that supports Orphans affected by AIDS in South Africa. As we ride together on waves, roads and life we look forward to the exciting journey ahead, so wherever your path may take you, join us and….
“Enjoy the flight”
Ivan & Nathan van Vuuren














Nicki Carstens

Anything to do with water, Nicki is the man- Master craftsman, shaper, designer and a former world champion athlete, Nicki heads up the Research & Development HQ.

Michael oxley

“The Ox”, from West Coast of South Africa,  heads up the Signature production and Signature foil division team as they redefine the future, pushing beyond the boundaries of current designs, helping take riders around the world to a new level of flight.

Ivan van Vuuren

Over 30 years of working with the worlds best shapers, designers, inventors and athletes, Ivan adds the innovative touch as he takes the foil dreams & concepts and turns them into a living, functional reality .