The ECOBOARD Project

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Approved to make
Ecoboard  Level One and Ecoboard Gold Level
Brand Website http://www.firewiresurfboards.com
Brand Description “Firewire believes that the combination of EPS/Epoxy and other high tech materials is where the future of surfboard technology lies. Our goal has always been to combine high performance surfing with increased durability resulting in a more sustainable surfboard that increases the fun factor for everyone who rides them. After multiple WSL event wins over the years, and more recently, Kelly’s endorsement of our company by way of his majority stake in Firewire, we believe in our proven track record for innovative designs and technology. The future under your feet.”– Mark Price, CEO

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Sustainability

Ecoboard Audit Results Firewire’s Thailand manufacturing site was audited by Sustainable Surf. The company has effective processes to ensure approved materials are used in boards using both Ecoboard labels.
Audit date 07/21/2016
Surfboard Sustainability Firewire is dedicated to building high performance surfboards and accessories through innovative design, materials and construction methods. They strive to do so with the lowest possible impact on the environment while also giving back to the global surf community through support of various environmental and humanitarian organizations.

Firewire embraced the ECOBOARD program from day one with the introduction of our TIMBERTEK models. The combination of sustainably grown Paulownia wood deck skins and bio-resin throughout, qualified TIMBERTEK for ECOBOARD verification.

In July of 2014 Firewire converted their entire production to Entropy Super Sap bio-resin, and thereby qualified every Firewire board for the Ecoboard Project.

In addition, the Paulownia wood used in the Timbertek boards is sourced from a certified, sustainable resource, and also includes a 20% recycled content EPS core, and 30% bio content Entropy epoxy resin.

Energy Firewire has a strong focus on energy efficiency. The Thailand site is currently exploring options for renewable energy.
Waste Waste is minimal for a surfboard manufacturing process. An onsite EPS recycling program is in place.
Packaging Firewire uses BAST recycled content/recyclable packaging for most board ranges. Alternatives are being explored for other packaging used.
Health and safety Worker health and safety (WHS) is at a very high standard. The site proactively promotes and enforces WHS – examples providing appropriate personal protective equipment, emergency response stations, and mandating helmet use for motorcycle and scooter riders entering the site.

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Contact Name FIrewire Surfboards
Contact Phone (760) 893-8702
Contact Email Mark.Price@firewiresurfboards.com
How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In? Order from a dealer.

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Qualifying boards Ecoboard Level One
Brand Website http://www.cisurfboards.com
Brand Description Since 1969, Channel Islands Surfboards has been dedicated to performance and quality through hard work, innovation, and originality. Over the last 43 years, Channel Islands has grown from a local grass-roots operation to a cutting edge organization, catering to the best surfers in the world. It started with hard-core surfing and quality in mind and these guidelines have brought us through four decades of constant change in the surf industry. Channel Islands will shape the new millennium with innovative design and quality as our main focus.

“The driving force behind Channel Islands Surfboards is the demand on design created by the world’s greatest surfers, allowing for the highest performance surfing possible. To provide the most dedicated surfers with the most advanced, performance designs is my passion” – Al Merrick, Designer/Shaper

CI is a privately held organization focused on rider-driven product and manufacturing the best possible equipment available. Located in a state-of-the-art facility just blocks from Rincon Del Mar, the CI HQ represents a foundation for developing, testing, and building boards while providing jobs in Santa Barbara for many years to come.

Sustainability

Surfboard Sustainability Ecoboard Level One boards using qualifying resins and blanks

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Contact Phone 877-787-3124
Contact Email info@cisurfboards.com
How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In? Visit a dealer to make your custom order for an ECOBOARD

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Qualifying boards Ecoboard Level One
Brand Website  http://www.vecsurfboards.com
Brand Description Otherwise known as “Vec”- Shawn is known throughout the world as a brand name of Surf. His mother, a native Hawaiian, and father, a native Cape Codder, it was inevitable that he would fall in love with surfing and the ocean.

He wasn’t always this way. Shawn actually started his action sport’s career as a pro snowboarder for Burton Snowboards and was the first pick for the US Olympic Team 1990. After an unfortunate accident where he injured his spine- he flew to Hawaii and learned to ride the big waves in Oahu.

But his heart was still on the Cape. So he packed his bags and headed home. He started the Boarding House. He helped pioneer the first pro contests in New England and traveled the coast with sponsors then sold the shop to his partner to move to Kauai to end finding himself a gifted surfboard shaper.

10,000 shaped surfboards later, shaping boards for Vec, Dick Brewer and Billy Hamilton and being one of the pioneers of the Stand Up Paddleboard. He has made boards for some of the best surfers throughout the world and is still surfing shooting pics and traveling to cold pristine locales for his sponsors and has been known to swim with Great White sharks.

His love for palm trees are getting lost as his love for pine trees is growing. New England is his home and he is trying to bring the community together through NESurf.com. Trying to create a image trough the site and through the clothes NESurf is developing. Watch for Vec in the future, you never know what he will be shaping, who will be riding them and where he will be surfing.

Sustainability

Surfboard Sustainability Ecoboard Level One boards using qualifying resins and blanks

 

Contact

Contact Name Shawn Vecchione
Contact Phone  (808)634-8776
Contact Email  vec@vecsurfboards.com
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How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In? Contact directly via phone or email

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Qualifying boards Level One ECOBOARDS
Brand Website http://www.notionsurfboards.com
Brand Description Notion build custom, hand crafted surfboards using materials that are friendly to family, friends and the environment. They use plant based resins, recycled foams, re-purposed wood, and a combination of natural and synthetic cloths to make durable, high performance, non toxic surfboards on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina

Sustainability

Surfboard Sustainability Notion build custom, hand crafted surfboards using materials that are friendly to family, friends and the environment. They use plant based resins, recycled foams, re-purposed wood, and a combination of natural and synthetic cloths to make durable, high performance, non toxic surfboards on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Contact

Contact Name Notion Surfboards
Contact Phone (252)489-0216
Contact Email notionsurfboards@gmail.com
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How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In? Contact directly

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Qualifying boards Ecoboard Level One
Brand Website http://www.surfvulcan.com
Brand Description

Vulcan Surfboards came to life through the mind of surfer, shaper, author, 3rd generation artist, and California native Dane Hantz.  

 Drawing upon his history in working with the most highly acclaimed shapers in the industry ranging from Takayama, …Lost, Al Merrick, Gary Linden, Allen, tomo, Hynson and many other fine craftsman that are both large scale and exclusive, Dane has refined his experience into VULCAN.   

Vulcan is an amalgum of engineering principles, fundamental designs, & obsessive attention to detail.  There’s a reason why our boards have won Best High Performance Shortboard Design for both 2013 and 2014 at the Boardroom International, and are currently on display at two museums: The California Surf Museum and The Surfing Heritage Foundation. Vulcan has been featured in SURFER Magazine, reviewed by the Inertia, and tested by Comparesurf.com to great acclaim.

Sustainability

Surfboard Sustainability Ecoboard Base Level Manufacturer using qualifying resins and blanks

Contact

Contact Name Dane Hantz
Contact Phone (760)317-6901
Contact Email Info@surfvulcan.com
How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In? Contact directly via website http://www.surfvulcan.com