Who we are and what we do

Mission: The ECOBOARD Project by Sustainable Surf helps the board-riding community to build, buy, and ride high-performance sustainable boards. Much more than just the ‘ECOBOARD label’ found on boards from the world’s best surf brands, the ECOBOARD Project educates and engages individuals about the environmental impacts of their lifestyle through the lens of their surfboard.

What’s an ECOBOARD?

An ECOBOARD is a high-performance sustainable board. ECOBOARDS have the same technical performance attributes as any modern water-sport board, while having reduced environmental and toxic impacts – through the use of more sustainable materials and manufacturing processes.

When you see a board displaying the ECOBOARD Level One or Gold Level label we have verified that it has one or more of the following attributes:

  • A measurably reduced carbon footprint
  • Renewable, recycled and/or up-cycled material inputs
  • Uses materials and processes that reduce toxicity during manufacturing
  • Reduces waste during manufacturing

ECOBOARD certification levels

Level One

ECOBOARD Level One makes it easy for any board builder to get started making ECOBOARDS. By using one Qualified Material (core or resin), a board will have a significant reduction in environmental footprint without affecting performance, durability, or quality.

A Qualified Material must meet at least one of the following requirements:

Gold Level

To qualify as a material specific to the Gold Level designation, a material must meet the following requirements:

Featured Blog Posts

  • Ecoboard Shaper Highlight 005: Using Tradition to Define the Future with Sergi of Flamasurf

    Ecoboard Shaper Highlight 005: Using Tradition to Define the Future with Sergi of Flamasurf

    Ecoboard Shaper Highlight 005: Using Tradition to Define the Future with Sergi of Flamasurf by Kailani Wetherell for Sustainable Surf. 02 February 2024. Nestled off the coast in a charming town adjacent to bustling Barcelona, Spain, a small workshop thrives, dedicated to crafting extraordinary wooden surfboards. Building boards under the label Flamasurf, founder Sergi is…

  • ECOBOARD Highlight 004: Defining the ‘Gold Standard’ with Mike Wallace of iconoclast surfboards

    ECOBOARD Highlight 004: Defining the ‘Gold Standard’ with Mike Wallace of iconoclast surfboards

    Ecoboard Shaper Highlight 004: Defining the ‘Gold Standard’ with Mike Wallace of iconoclast surfboards by Kailani Wetherell for Sustainable Surf In surfing parlance, an ‘iconoclast’ is a surfer who defies convention and seeks his/her  own lineup. Synonyms: nonconformist, individualist, maverick Antonyms: conformist, sheep.  “If you find yourself stagnant and not innovating, you’ll be left behind.…

  • Ecoboard Shaper Highlight 003: Ashley Lloyd Surfboards

    Ecoboard Shaper Highlight 003: Ashley Lloyd Surfboards

    Ecoboard Shaper Highlight 003: Ashley Lloyd Surfboards by Kailani Wetherell for Sustainable Surf At one point, she was one of the only two females in the world making surfboards, you’d probably know her as the woman shaping out of Santa Cruz. But for Ashley Lloyd, shaping boards was a passion project and will always be a labor…