Our winning board was built with:
- Plantation grown balsa and poplar
- Entropy Plant-based Bio Resin
- Bamboo glassing fabric
- Eco Glue premium wood glue
Then we decked it out with a natural hemp board bag,
a recycled plastic leash and 100% natural eco wax and
we have probably the greenest board on the planet!
|The Judges Agree! Wood Surfboard Supply Has the Greenest Surfboard Available!
We just won "Best of Show" in the "Most Sustainable Surfboard" category at The Boardroom International Surf Expo.
We are serious about the
environment and most other
surfers are too!
There are many companies making
eco-friendly products and we
combined the best of them with one
of our new "eco chamber" surfboard
kits to make this award winning
The shape is a 5' 6" Simmons-style
board, fondly referred to as a "bar of
soap". Its a planing hull design with
parallel rails, twin keel fins, and it
literally flies through the water.
Kits are now available for both the
5'6" and the 9'0" full-size
Simmons-style board. Both built
using "eco chamber" build
All Eco Chamber kits are made from vertical grain poplar and consist of multiple stringers as shown above. The stringers
are cut to exact specifications on our computer controlled CNC machine. The board is built by gluing either wood or
discarded surfboards that have been cut into strips between the stringers. Once the foam or wood is glued between all the
stringers you simply sand until you touch the edge of the stringers and you have the perfect shape. Like all our kits, the
shape can be modified according to user preference.
Starting at the middle stringer you use wood or foam strips to
build up the board one layer at a time. The vertical dowels
keep the stringers aligned. The average width of the wood or
foam between the stringers is 1 1/2".
Layers are built up until all the right side stringers are
glued in place. Then you repeat the process on the left
side and join the two sides. This board is being built with
balsa but an old surfboard cut into strips works great too.
Shaping the blank is a snap since you simply plane and sand the board until you just reach the stringers. Then its just
a final sanding and you are ready to glass just like a regular surfboard. If you want a super green board like ours that
won the Best Sustainable Board award you can use one of our "Green" glassing kits. It contains everything you'll need
plus a video on how to use the bamboo glassing fabric. The wood shavings make great compost for your garden.
|HERE'S HOW THE ECO CHAMBER BOARD IS MADE