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Shaper’s All Natural Boards

by Shruti Modi

In Shaper’s All Natural Boards Bring Sustainability Back to Surfing for Wired, Biana Myers writes about Danny Hess, a surfboard shaper who uses salvaged wood, natural finishes, and organic resins to shape his boards. His goal is to transform how surfboards are made and increase their durability.

Surfers are some of the most ardent environmentalists, yet their sport is awash in petrochemicals and carcinogens, from neoprene wetsuits and urethane leashes to polyurethane boards and epoxy. Danny Hess thinks there’s a better way, and he’s made bringing sustainability to surfing his life’s work. [more]