If you care about the environment, then using standard surfboards probably doesn’t sit well with you. They usually contain toxic material, mainly polyurethane, and can be really bad for the ocean.
However, this doesn’t mean that you have to give up surfing altogether, thanks to Tony Smith. The founder of Jarvis Boards, a company that makes wooden paddleboards and surfboards out of recycled material, Smith handcrafts each board in the company’s headquarters in Austin, Texas, while making sure they use a minimum amount of plastic.
According to the company’s website, the material used for boards is “recycled foam core, eco-friendly lightweight wood, and resins made from recycled bio-waste.”
While Smith’s boards can cost up to $4,500, they are well worth it. Not only they look amazing, but they also last three times longer than conventional boards.
Check them out below.