We’ve been friends for 10 years and surfing has always been the core of our friendship. As surfers we can unfortunately see that our planet Earth is changing. The climate is warming up, biodiversity is threatened and we find plastic inside the ocean and on our favourite beaches. Current production and consumption patterns are responsible for this.
At HEXA Surfboard, we are deeply convinced we can act to counter these changes. Most of surfers are also feeling this way. We can all act to preserve our dear Nature and beloved Ocean.
Surfing is a demanding sport that requires high-performance equipment, but surfing is above all a state of mind, a community. By buying surfboards, this community today is forced to use petrochemical materials and generate toxic waste.
Whether in the local small shaper warehouse or in the famous californian factories, it has been 60 years that polyurethane and polyester are polluting our air and ocean. And these raw materials travel around 10 000 kms before the surfboard is delivered to the customer.
Surfers deserve better. They have the right to surf more transparent surfboards.
While many industries see eco-responsibility as a constraint, we see it as a strength and an opportunity to innovate and to proudly create better products. We believe that technology can complement hand-made work to make fully customized surfboards that match both the level and the values of surfers.
We are confident that each and every surfer can be a climate ambassador, riding proudly his custom-made Eco-Surfboard.
A traditional surfboard generates a lot of transport and waste along its value chain.
Given a 3-kilogram surfboard, more than 6 kg of non-recycled petrochemical waste are generated.
The foam being used in most of the boards is fragile and non recyclable.
Around 10,000 km are travelled by the elements composing a single surfboard, because of the intermediaries and outsourcing.
We do not want this type of manufacturing anymore.
By rethinking the traditional manufacturing processes, it is possible to significantly reduce transport, waste and the use of non-recyclable petrochemical materials.
More transparent surfboards means more transparent process and approach. You may wonder what's inside our special honeycomb surfboard.
Our goal is to make boards from ocean plastic waste, so that purchasing a great surfboard will no longer hurt the environment, and will even help cleaning our oceans from plastic pollution.
To achieve this purpose we are offering you a more eco-responsible surfboard made from corn starch.
That means, no more petrochemical foam, fewer waste and a bio-based resin.
By purchasing this first model, you help us carry on our R&D to up-cycle plastic waste in to high-performance surfboards.
Ready to change the surfboard industry with us?