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Hitting The Waves With Sustainable Surfboards

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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by Michelle Chin (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified May 12, 2011

Modern surfboards tend to be made out of polyurethane, polystyrene, fiberglass and synthetic epoxy, often with a bit of balsa wood down the center for added strength (called a stringer). That's a fa




 

 

Modern surfboards tend to be made out of polyurethane, polystyrene, fiberglass and synthetic epoxy, often with a bit of balsa wood down the center for added strength (called a stringer). That's a far cry from the original boards that Hawaiians rode in 1000AD that were made of solid, hand-shaped wood. Barry Snyder is taking back to nature and building surfboards out of locally harvested agave plants.



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