Ecomoana: Bio-resin Surfboards


Just quickly—yet another green surfboard. Details are a bit thin about this line of boards from a French designer, but its looks like they go in for expanded polystyrene (EPS) as having greater longevity and recyclability than standard poly blanks. And it seems like they might also use flax fabric instead of the usual fibreglass skin. This all appears to be bound in place with a 50% bio-based resin. They don’t say what is in their particular resin, but hint at the likes of soy, corn and sugar, and suggest they’re currently testing a 100% bio-based resin for future production.

No doubt folk like Ocean Green and Biofoam will have a weather eye on such developments. ::Ecomoana, via a web search.