Signature Performance Gear
Who We Are
"From the heart of surf mecca Hawaii, to skate capital of California, across the ocean to wild Africa – Welcome to the exciting story of Signature Performance Foil Gear"
Little did we at Signature realize that living in the above 3 places & meeting key people at each area, would ultimately become essential ingredients when it came to creating a unique and authentic lifestyle sports brand. For the founders, Ivan & Nathan van Vuuren, and those now part of the Signature family, everyday life consists of creating, innovating, and producing surf, skate, SUP + foil boarding products for families around the world to enjoy.
More than just the best performance products, SPG is about people, from different walks of life, beginners to pros, young and old, with the love to express life through riding.
Over the past 30 years, Ivan & his family have established and been involved in many surf, skate, SUP, and production companies including: Wild Banana Surf designs, Coreban SUP, Country Rhythm Surfboards, Ethos Skateboards as well as Premier Hawaii, rated by Discovery as one of the worlds leading extreme sports production companies. Establishing Premier Productions in Hawaii in 1996, was key in not only documenting the world's top water sports athletes pioneering new frontiers but also connecting with many that are now a part of the Signature brand. The passion to produce quality continues in the very heartbeat of every Signature product, as together with top designers & riders, revolutionary products are created for you to enjoy.
By Riders 4 Riders
Signature is made up of legendary designers, shapers, world champions, athletes, and new school innovators that have & are “Leaving their mark”. When you join the Signature family, know that each product you purchase has been specifically designed with excellence for you to enjoy + to help take your riding to a new dimension. With this, we realize that there's a lot of tech talk, construction methods, and different tech languages used that may vary in different countries so please feel free to ask us any questions you may have. 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 Ride” Team Signature
Meet the SPG Crew
Design & Testing
James, “Jimbo” Leigh from South Africa, is an avid surfer, foiler, wingsurfer, and all-around waterman.
James heads up the Signature global production & Signature team as they redefine the future, pushing beyond the boundaries of current designs, and helping take riders around the world to a new level of riding.
Ivan van Vuuren
Over 30 years of working with the world’s best shapers, designers, inventors, and athletes, Ivan (a former professional waterman for 20 years, & an award-winning filmmaker) adds the innovative touch as he takes the dreams & concepts and turns them into a living, functional reality.
Genevieve, water-girl, surfer, longboarder, and passionate skateboarder heads up the Signature media production.
Spearheading award-winning TV shows and overseeing social media platforms along with her creative skills, without a doubt keeps SPG cutting-edge, relevant, and informative for thousands of viewers around the world.
Geoff Cox “GC” is a waterman of note, a world-class cinematographer, and heads up SPG’s foil design department. He ensures that Signature stays on top of the performance foil game while fuelling his passion for unique foil designs.
Karin van Vuuren
At SPG we try our best to offer a pleasant experience and value each customer that joins the Signature family.
Who better to have behind the scenes than Karin, who when not on the water or assisting customers, is out filming and capturing breathtaking images that are featured on TV networks and in publications around the world.