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 constantly find innovation. We believe that technology can complement hand made work to make fully customized surfboards that match surfer’s level and spirit.
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 the value chains.
There is 6 kg of non-recycled petrochemical waste for a 3 kg surfboard.
The foam used in most of the boards is not recyclable.
The components of the surfboard travel around 10 000 kms because of many intermediaries and outsourcing.
We do not want this type of manufacturing anymore.
We can cut transport, waste and the use of non-recyclable petrochemical materials by rethinking the manufacturing process.
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 help cleaning our ocean 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 these first model you help us carry on our R&D to up-cycle plastic waste in to high-performance surfboard.
Want to change the surfboard industry with us?