Sustainable Surfboard Experiments

From the waste-bin to the waves, join Moss-Research Founder Jake Moss as he explains his recycled pine-based surfboard manufacturing process he’s dubbed “Eco-Flex” in his goal to create eco-friendly surfboards for a shared planet. 

Coby Peterson, third generation of the family-run Marko Foam, is helping by evangelizing the benefits of recycled foam to create stronger and more environmentally friendly blanks for surfboards.

Brothers, Desi and Rey Banatao of Entropy Resins are developers of Super Sap, a bio-based epoxy resin that replaces the extremely toxic resins that are used to glass most surfboards.  Not only are the traditional resins bad for the environment but they are extremely hazardous to work with.

The Eco-Flex process uses recycled blanks from Marko Foam and Super Sap from Entropy Resin in a Gold-Standard, third party certified, sustainable workshop environment and associated sustainable business practices, a domestic supply chain to produce boards made up of a a minimum of 60% plant-based and recycled waste stream materials. The end result produces surfboards that are 75% cleaner, 30 % lighter and last twice as long as traditional PU constructed surfboards. Cool stuff

Made by Filmmaker Erik Derman with a GoPro Hero4 camera