5 ECO-FRIENDLY SURFING PRODUCTS
We’ve rounded up some eco-friendly items for all you surf addicts out there. You might want to check out these alternatives when you go paddle out. Shop and surf without the guilt.
1. KUDO SURF FACTION BOARDSHORTS
Kudo Surf boardshorts are engineered with a 4-way stretch fabric made from 100% Eco-polyester. The fibres are made with recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from reused material and plastic bottles. Inks used for these materials are eco-friendly water-based. A portion of the sales goes to support SEA Movement Philippines, a local non-profit organization that advocates for a clean and safe environment for surfing. Kudo Surf Multiblended Faction Boardshorts, $47.20.
2. SURF ORGANIC BOARD WAX
Surf Organic Surf Wax is made from a blend of renewable and high performance ingredients and is packaged with 100% recycled materials. Unlike traditional surf wax, which is made with petrochemical ingredients, Surf Organic’s main ingredient is soy wax which is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Surf Organic, price upon request.
3. SURF YOGIS SURFSCREEN
Surf Yogis Sunscreen uses only natural and clean ingredients. Sourcing the best ingredients like Chocolate, beeswax, zinc oxide and coconut oil. Tried and tested in the sunny surf conditions of Indonesia, Hawaii and Australia. The protection Surfyogis surfscreen lasts for hours and works 100% of the time. Surf Yogis, $24.95.
4. FIREWIRE SURFBOARD
Firewire embraced the ECOBOARD program from day one with the introduction of their TIMBERTEK models almost 2-years ago. It combines the use of sustainably grown Paulownia wood deck skins and bio-resin which qualifies it for the TIMBERTEK for ECOBOARD certification. Firewire Surfboards, price varies.
5. RAREFORM BOARD BAGS
Made from repurposed vinyl billboards, Rareform board bags are unique, lightweight, waterproof, durable and eco-friendly. Every month, Rareform repurposes 20,000 lbs of billboard vinyl to one-of-a-kind bags. “Each billboard is unique, so is every bag we create. Every new product is completely different from the ones that came before it. Each has a different print and a different history.” Rareform, ranges from $80 - $115.