Typhoon was established in 1947. Typhoon was founded over 60 years ago by Oscar Gugen going by the name of E.T. Skinner. E.T. Skinner were the first company in England to make wetsuits and they soon became the market leaders. In the 1970’s the name was changed to Typhoon and a factory was built in Redcar where the company still operates from today. In 1996 Typhoon was bought by the Bibby family who invested heavily to modernise the company into the profitable and growing company it is today. Turnover has grown every year since 1996 and Typhoon has become by far the largest manufacturer of drysuits in the world. It employs nearly 100 staff and supplies all the major military markets around the world, commercial customers such as the RNLI, British Waterways, Environment Agency and the major Oil Companies as well as the recreational users in the Diving and Leisure Markets.
Today Typhoon is a key player in the watersports market with products specifically designed for the key markets of surfing, kayaking, water skiing/boarding and general watersports. Typhoon’s technical expertise is in developing and evolving product is key to keeping them at the forefront of wetsuit technology. Boardshop offers a range Typhoon wetsuits including men's wetsuits, ladies wetsuits, and children's wetsuits that are suitable for surface watersports and swimming. The latest wetsuit added to the range is aimed at the triathlon and open water swimmer who is looking for a functional wetsuit at a great price. read more