It’s a bummer surfing over trash floating in the ocean, but did you ever think of surfing on trash? RISD art graduate and founder of Spirare Surfboards, Kevin Cunningham, thought so.
Indulging into his art background and his surfer spirit, he set out to design a highly functional piece of art that emphasizes green design and sustainable construction. The boards will be shaped from collected garbage from the ocean and his project will explore alternative materials and methods – found “plastics and glass are recycled and reused in the skin of the surfboard”, “plastic bags woven into a strengthening cloth”, “plastic bottles cut up and reassembled into fins” and more.
Innovative yet ambitious, the project is about half way to its goal. Check out Cunningham’s Kickstart campaign below: