What do you do with your old surfboards? That’s a question Artist/Graphic Designer Chris Anderson wants to pose to the surfing community, himself included. Currently in the process, Anderson, who is finishing his honors year at the University of Wollongong, Australia, chose a project near to his heart: the disposal of surfboards. Continue reading
Category Archives: Green
It’s officially Earth Week! And Earth Day is designated as Friday, April 22nd. In observance of Earth Week, let’s help and be kind to the environment, starting today! It is estimated that 4,000-6,000 metric tons of chemical sunscreens wash off of swimmers annually worldwide. Up to 10% of coral reefs are threatened by this sunscreen-induced bleaching…
Have you heard about Save Our Seas? It’s one of top surfer’s Laird Hamilton’s favorite organizations and causes, and we think it’s pretty cool, too. Save Our Seas (SOS) (www.saveourseas.org) is an international Hawai’i based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization utilizing education and research to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans for future generations. Continue reading
Your board had a good run while it lasted and you don’t dare throw it away. Give her a new lease on life by taking it to Cocoa Beach, FL or San Diego, CA for The Recycled Surfboard Art Program. It pained shop owner Jayme Noe to see boards, even broken ones, go to waste so with a little grit and little artistic help, visitors can now help transform old boards into works of sweet art. Continue reading
Billabong’s Platinum X Recycler Series Boardshorts are made from a unique process which turns plastic PET bottles into a stretch fabric. to date, Billabong has saved over 14,000,000 plastic bottles from ending up in landfills.
Check out some of the Recycler boardies below: