The ECOBOARD Project

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Approved to build Level One ECOBOARDS
Website https://treetosurf.com/
Brand Description Tree to Surf is an NZ-based handplane brand – making hand sleds from sustainably sourced and upcycled materials.

Proudly Stocked by Real Surf in Lyall Bay and The Raglan Surf Emporium.

Sustainability

Surfboard Sustainability Level One ECOBOARDS using Qualified Materials.

Tree to Surf uses Paulownia offcuts from surfboard builder, Orgainc Dynamic, to make handplanes. Combined with a cedar stringer, the Paulownia is grown in Waikato NZ by Graham Smith from Paulownia NZ. They use recycled wetsuits to make hand straps and bags which are sewn up by local sail maker Linton Sails.

After Tree to Surf shapes the Paulownia into handpplanes, they apply two coats of Entropy Bio resin to make them strong and water tight.

Contact

Contact Name Chris Mark
Contact Phone (027) 444-2624
Contact Email  chris.julie.mm@gmail.com
Instagram treetosurf
How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In? Selected stores and direct from Chris.

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Approved to build Level One ECOBOARDS and Gold Level ECOBOARDS
Website https://www.sliverecosurfboards.com
Brand Description Combining their passion for surfing and woodwork, Canary Islands-based, Sliver Eco Surfboards is dedicated to building high-performance surfboards and accessories, using recycled and ecological materials.

“Between volcanoes, somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, we are constantly researching and developing new ways and technics to build ecological surfboards and accessories. Based in the island of Lanzarote we found the inspiration to create products, mainly made by wood, in balance with the environment in a place where, we believe, the world began.”

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Sustainability

ECOBOARD Audit Results Sliver has been audited by Sustainable Surf. The company has effective processes to ensure Qualified Materials are used in boards using both ECOBOARD Gold Level and Level One labels.

Comprehensive records of the audit results are held by Sustainable Surf.

Audit date 07/21/2016
Brand Sustainability Level One and Gold Level ECOBOARDS using Qualified Materials.

Sliver uses Entropy Super Sap plant-based resin and Paulownia wood from sustainably managed plantations located in East Asia. The use of this sturdy wood, reduced quantities of fiberglass and the use of bio-epoxy resins, results in an environmentally preferable, sturdy, lightweight surfboard with an innovative design and performance.

Contact

Contact Name Sergio Costa
Contact Phone (446) 294-1602
Contact Email sergio.guest@gmail.com
Social Media https://www.facebook.com/Sliverhandcrafted/  @sliverecosurfboards
How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In? Via Sliver’s website: https://www.sliverecosurfboards.com

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Approved to build Level One ECOBOARDS
Website http://www.woodoo.si
Brand Description Woodoo is a wakeboard and wakeskate company from Slovenia that make more sustainable boards. The company uses local paulownia wood, Entropy Resins plant-based epoxy, basalt and hemp fibres. They use their own bio-technology for rails called CeluRails.

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Sustainability

Surfboard Sustainability Level One ECOBOARDS using Qualified Materials.

Woodoo uses Entropy plant-based resing and ocally grown paulownia from SiCore. The compnay ralso uses basalt fibres to replace fibreglass, and hemp fibres for additional strength. Standard rails on wakeboards are made from ABS; Woodoo uses CeluRails – made from waste paper.

All waste is recycled and waste wood is used for additional heating. 75% of electricity used by Woodoo is from renewable sources.

Contact

Contact Name Urban Zajdela
Contact Phone (386) 404-3271
Contact Email urban.zajdela@gmail.com
Social media
How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In? From the Woodoo website

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Qualified to build Level One ECOBOARDS and Gold Level ECOBOARDS
Brand Website https://www.kuntiqi.com/
Brand Description We are manufacturer of hollow balsa wood surfboards and other eco-friendly surf related products like organic and fair trade surfwear, wax, wooden waxcombs and leashes.

Kun_tiqi has made it its mission to give every surfer the chance to make their own contribution by using a product which is produced from eco- friendly and sustainable materials.
Our Surfboards are mainly made of balsa wood and plant oil-based epoxy resin.
Kun_tiqi uses the latest technologies in the field of eco- friendly and sustainable raw materials whilst at the same time optimizing the stability, longevity and performance of our wooden surfboards.

In addition to proclaiming its message to preserve the environment, Kun_tiqi takes on its social responsibilities by paying a fair price to the producer and ensuring that proper working conditions are constantly maintained and improved.

Sustainability

Surfboard Sustainability We manufacture our surfboard of balsa wood in a hollow technique. We do not use foam at all. The wood comes from small scale balsa tree farms in Ecuador. The resin we use is the Entropy CLR and with just 4 oz of fiberglass. Since 12 years we are working with the same small family company in Ecuador and set up a fair and durable business relation to support their growth as well.
Our boards are more durable than traditional PU/polyester or EPS/Epoxy surfboards. Their life cycle is much longer, what makes them even more eco friendly.
For our logo we do not use ink or print, we burn it into the wood.
The excess resin when glassing we put into molds to make small figures and letters we are selling in our surf shop (ecosurfshop.eu).
We recycle plastic, cardboard/paper and deposit our waste at the local waste treatment plant, where it is treated respectfully with the environment.
We use recycled cardboard and paper tape to pack our surfboards for shipping.
The wood scraps of our production is used for heating our work and surf shop in winter.
We use low energy lights (Cert A) in our workshop and shop. Most of our interior furniture is made of recycled wood or bought second hand.

Contact

Contact Name Stefan Weckert
Contact Phone (034) 622-4206
Contact Email info@kuntiqi.com
 Social Media @kuntiqi
How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In? At our onlineshop: www.ecosurfshop.eu