The ocean is an unexplored, limitless playground. Whether surfing, bodyboarding or body surfing, waves are a great source of enjoyment. Our aim is to help surfers and future surfers to progress and to do so in a fun way. That’s why Decathlon created OLAIAN.
WHAT IS OLAIAN?
OLAIAN is Decathlon's new surfing and bodyboarding brand. With a global design center based on France’s Basque coast, the OLAIAN team innovates by the ocean, right alongside surfers. This is where our designers, engineers and product managers, all surfing fanatics, come up with and test OLAIAN’s future products.
*Tribord surfing products have now become OLAIAN products. The markings on all surfing products will gradually be replaced. This is why your product may have a logo different from the one in the picture illustrating the product.
Meet the team and go behind the scenes of our wave sports design process:
HENDAYE, A SITE "DESIGNED BY WATER"
Our design center sits in Hendaye, an incredible location surrounded by the sea. We’re near surf spots that are renowned for their accessibility and considered ideal backup spots by experienced surfers when there’s a big swell. Being right by the water’s edge means our engineers, designers and model makers can create and test products--boards, wetsuits, and more--alongside our customers while adapting them to their specific needs. Our research and development department is focused on the development of products that will make surfing, bodyboarding and bodysurfing fun, safe and smooth.
100 engineers, designers, model makers, prototypers and products managers.
1000 prototypes created every year
10 patents filed per year
THE WAVE SPORTS TEAM
At OLAIAN, our open-space office is the ocean and our uniforms are boardshorts and swimsuits!
Made up entirely of surf addicts, our team is driven by a desire to share its passion with the greatest number of people possible. That’s why we develop products to make surfing, bodyboarding and bodysurfing easier.