Asymmetry is the rhythmic expression of functional design.

Jan Tschichold


KIN is the collective working of Will Baylis, a designer/shaper located in the heart of England, who has been creating innovative, one-of-a-kind, handmade surfboards since 2008.



What influences your design?

As a landlocked surfer I have limited opportunities to get in the water, so when I come to design a board my sole objective is to maximise the fun:time ratio. Fun and functionality steer my design process and this is echoed in the boards I make and ride.


Why asymmetry?

Asymmetry for me is simply the most efficient way to enhance performance. My surfboards are designed to be stance specific, to help optimise the biomechanics of the foot to deliver the best possible experience both front side and back.


What is your shaping philosophy?

My objective is to design and make surfboards that catch waves easily and connect the dots more consistently. If you can do that you’ll have more fun and that’s really what it’s all about.

© KIN Surfboards 2018