Surfer Recycling Ocean Garbage into Surfboards

Individuals that physically interact with their outdoors tend to be passionate about preserving it. Hikers, conservationists, fishermen, hunters, rock climbers, and surfers are passionate about keeping their outdoor playgrounds free of pollution.

One dedicated surfer has come up with a business plan to build surfboards from ocean garbage.  Kevin Cunningham surfer and founder of  Spiare Surfboards was so distressed about the ocean garbage he kept running into that he decided to do something creative about it.

As Kevin likes to put it, “It is a dichotomy between the natural and unnatural. Natural materials form my surfboards; conversely, fragments of man-made debris such as plastic 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 many other possibilities to be explored.

” His plans are initially to produce 100 hand made custom boards with ocean garbage, and if all goes well with the first 100, he plans on seeking outside financing to create an eco-conscious surfboard company using ocean garbage for his boards.  Kevin even points out that if his board’s break they can be re-recycled into building materials.

Kevin should not have a problem getting raw materials for his boards, as the oceans are full of trash. Hopefully, he will be able to help in cleaning them up! A special thanks to Kevin for supplying us with the video.

Read More:  www.SpirareSurfboards.com

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  • BCC

    Fisherman kill fish, hunters kill animals – they do not care about the environment. They just care about themselves and their guns/bows/arrows/knives. Please don’t lump true conservationists with those that dessimate our Planet.

    • JG

      How do you feed 7 billion people!?!? Not to sound rude but you have no idea what you are talking about. Period. That’s what the State and Federal government has agencies to monitor and regulate the different hunting seasons to generate healthy populations. The same with the fisheries. If anything you owe these people a great respect for there way of life and the unparalleled amount of hard work that they must endure to provide food for people to eat and income to support there family’s. Personally I think fishermen and hunters care more about the environment then the embarrassing number of liberals who sit behind computer screens ranting and raving.

  • Great innovation Kevin!! A natural progression created with garbage! Dig it!