Two things pushed me to start shaping, I wanted access to specific shapes and I had access to the most modern, sustainable materials in the market.
From blanks being made of recycled EPS to blanks created from algae, it seems like surfing is finally embracing sustainable practices. Fins are being made from spent skateboards and stringers are more green than ever, made with high strength/weight ratio materials such as bamboo and applecore. Maybe the most interesting is resin from non-petroleum sources.
My boards embrace as many of these innovations as possible, check out the sources, innovators and stories below.