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Building a company from inspiration is such a satisfying journey. When we look out into the world or stumble upon an idea that might help others achieve a specific goal or dream, we offer our entrepreneurial service to others in a fun and creative way. This is precisely what happened when Hansni Thadhani came up with the idea for Strand Boards. A coastal living design company that delivers unique beach-inspired decor to those looking to achieve that ocean vibe. Hansni talks about her journey and what inspired her to launch the one-of-a-kind company.

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What is Strand Boards?

"At Strand Boards, our mission statement is to bring the beach vibe to you, no matter where you are. We create custom surfboard showers and surf influenced items such as coffee tables and chandeliers" explains Hansni. "Our company designs stylish, modern, and casual pieces for homes, businesses, hotels, restaurants. We design for anyone looking to bring that coastal feel into their space."

Our company designs stylish, modern, and casual pieces for homes, businesses, hotels, restaurants. We design for anyone looking to bring that coastal feel into their space.

What inspired you to create Strand Boards?

"The idea for Strand Boards came to me while we were remodeling our home. We were looking to bring the ocean to our backyard, and the idea for the company was born out of a need," says Hansni. "I thought it would be cool to have a surfboard shower for the kids to wash off after beach time and that surely this must be a product readily available in the market. It was, but not the way I wanted with high-quality components, fun colors, and, most importantly, integrating the plumbing inside the board. I had a feeling bringing these surf-inspired pieces would be something others would enjoy too."

What drives you personally as a CEO?

"It isn't easy to launch a company. I know because this is my second one, but my entrepreneurial spirit keeps me in the game," says Hansni. "I was born in Sudan but moved to the states when I was eight years old. My father was in the textile business, and he taught me everything I know. His guidance gave me a strong foundation for combining my creativity with my business sense and following my passion. Strand Boards is certainly a passion project driven by my artistic spirit and entrepreneurial mind."

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Strand Boards sells more than just surfboard decor. They sell a lifestyle, and Hansni is extremely proud of what the company has achieved. "California is my home, and I love that I can share that with the world," says Hansni. "Everyone knows the Californian look is iconic." Strand Boards ships globally, working with designers, homeowners, and hoteliers to create custom, handmade, high-quality pieces. Their surfboards are not replicas. They are 100% authentic, real surfboards delivering that famous beach vibe to every corner of the globe.

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