At the surf Nomad we love the idea of sustainable surfing but of course since the 1960s we have been making boards from some pretty toxic materials. What’s worse is that as time progresses boards have been made lighter and thereby weaker to the point where you are lucky to get a year out of one of em. So if you want sustainability you have to change that paradigm and start making boards that last longer from stuff that won’t sit in a landfill for a million years when you are done riding it.
The guys at Grain Surfboards have taken an old idea from the 1940s by a guy called Tom Blake. (see the video below for info on that one). It’s the hollow wooden surfboard re-imagined it with refined shapes and modern(ish) production techniques. They sell them either made up or in kit form for you to wrestle with in your garage.
The Surf Nomad Loves em.