The ECOBOARD Project with Sustainable Surf
Surfing Green is proud to partner with Sustainable Surf to support their ECOBOARD project.
An ECOBOARD is a high-performance sustainable board. ECOBOARDS have the same technical performance attributes as any modern water-sport board, while having reduced environmental and toxic impacts – through the use of more sustainable materials and manufacturing processes.
When you see a board displaying the ECOBOARD Level One or Gold Level label we have verified that it has one or more of the following attributes:
- a measurably reduced carbon footprint
- renewable, recycled and/or up-cycled material inputs
- uses materials and processes that reduce toxicity during manufacturing
How is Surfing Green involved?
Enabling shapers in Australia to gain qualification
Any surfboard glassed with a bio resin should qualify for ECOBOARD verification. We offer shapers who purchase Entropy Resin through us the opportunity to apply for verification and when approved, we will provide them with ECOBOARD APPROVED logos for use on qualifying surfboards.
Why become a qualified ECOBOARD builder?
With more than 50,000 ECOBOARDs built and sold to date – it’s easy to see that the board riding community is looking for more sustainable craft. With a strong media presence, Sustainable Surf is helping to drive the sustainable board agenda.
People want to know that the boards they are purchasing are made with more sustainable materials, by manufacturers that care about their impact on the environment and the people making those boards.
As the first, independent 3rd party consumer-facing “eco-label” for boards, the ECOBOARD Project label is the one of the best ways for a board builder to communicate their commitment to sustainability to their customers.
More than just a labelling program, all active ECOBOARD builders will be featured in at least two articles/posts by Sustainable Surf each year – we want to tell your story – it’s important that you tell your sustainability story to us.
If you feel that you’re ahead of the game, why not consider being Validated to build Gold Level ECOBOARDS?
Providing surfers in Australia with a verified range of ECOBOARDS
Surfing Green themselves are verified ECOBOARD manufacturers. All of our timber surfboards made in our shaping bay come with ECOBOARD verification. This is due to the materials used being sustainable and our finishing coats of either Entropy bio resin or lanolin oil being much gentler on our ocean environment. So you can purchase surfboards from us with peace of mind knowing what’s under your feet is not only good quality but also less toxic.
To find out more
We highly recommend anyone interested in the ECOBOARD project check out the Sustainable Surf website. They have information on what’s in an ECOBOARD, why you should purchase an ECOBOARD, qualifying materials and board builder information.