Got one too many boards in your quiver? Or looking buy a snowboard, surfboard or skateboard and would rather get a green one? ReRip is you place to hang. Preloved boards, along with wetties, boarding jackets, kneepad and associated accoutrements are listed on ReRip. It is an online store for the selling or the buying of snow, water and skate sports gear. Established just this year by Meghan Dambacher (R) and Lisa Randall (L) of California, it provides a second (or longer) life for preloved sports stuff.
While ReRip's aim is Reuse, this month they have teamed with a company more focussed on the Reduce, Homeblown USA make surfboard blanks of biofoam which are 50% organic soybean based. They’ve got together to throw on an event tagged The Future of Surfing. Be one of the first to donate a rideable board and if you’ll get a free Homeblown Biofoam. 20 October 2007. Some of the older donated boards will be painted by artists to increase their value but all will be sold with proceeds going to the non-profit San Diego Center for Children, where Meghan is a counsellor. The Future of Surfing event also promises live music, Surfrider Foundation Kids programs, as well as photography, surf memorabilia, and more will be on hand. ::ReRip