The eco surfboard has fully arrived: There are now boards made of bamboo, sustainably-harvested wood, cork, recycled materials, and even a board with a foam derived from soy beans. A small shop in Ocean Beach, Calif., Hess Surfboards is one example. The company builds boards like the Singer, a 5 foot, 11 inch model, with materials including recycled foam and reclaimed and sustainably-harvested wood.
The company uses an epoxy that emits less pollutants and does not require solvents to clean up. The result is a solid, hand-crafted ride with a lower environmental footprint. Hess Surfboards Singer costs $1,800. www.hesssurfboards.com
This product is a part of a series of “Green Gear” highlighted on Gear Junkie and an accompanying article on ESPN this week. See all the featured products below.
- Patagonia “Greener Neoprene” wetsuit
- Movement Eco Ski
- Merrell NADA Jacket
- Carbon Neutral Camp Stove
- Dervish Bamboo Longboard
- JanSport Reclaimed Backpacks
- Solio Magnesium solar charger
- Zero MX Electric Motorcycle
- Billabong Recycled Boardshorts
- Dragon “Plant-Based” Sunglasses
- Sustainably-harvested Surfboard