As experienced surfers, we know getting hurt in the ocean is not just an if, it’s a when. From getting hit by a board—yours or someone else’s—and cut by a fin to falling head-first into a rock, reef or sand bottom, day-to-day dangers do exist in surfing. Constant exposure to the wind, cold and sun can also cause conditions such as exostosis (aka Surfer’s Ear) and skin cancer. We make SIMBA helmets to help foster a long and healthy surfing life for everyone—from kids and first-day novices to the world’s elite—by reducing the risk of head injuries, promoting safer surfing practices and empowering riders with superior protection.
Our journey began in 2016 with just an idea and a dream—to create an aquadynamic, technically advanced helmet made by surfers for surfers. Over the past four years, our SIMBA product team tirelessly sought the best materials, designs and production processes while R&D test pilots rigorously evaluated each prototype in waves around the world. SIMBA’s Sentinel 1 surf helmet is extremely lightweight, comfortable and doesn’t hinder hearing, peripheral vision or balance. Its unique silhouette protects parts of the head specific to most common injuries—including the lower forehead, ears, jawlines and cheeks—offering riders safer ocean experiences and heightened confidence.
We are a team of surf school innovators, professional tour vets, big-wave pioneers, board designers, equipment engineers, lifeguards and coastguardsmen with more than 100 years of combined surfing experience. We’re also parents and grandparents investing in the current and future generations of our beloved sport. SIMBA brand surf helmets started as the brainchild of former pro longboarder turned travel guide and international surfing coach Terry “Simba” Simms, who realized decades ago that helmets should be an essential part of everyone’s wave-riding tool kit. Simms has since assembled this company alongside some of surfing’s most respected riders, reps and executives, high-tech product designers, retail leaders, plus a brain trust of advisors from different industries—who are all committed to building the world’s best aquatic safety helmets.