Thursday, January 12, 2017

Artist Showcases Surfboards and Photography in New Palm Beach Exhibit

It seems like surfers tend to have an eye and appreciation for beauty. Maybe it comes from their connection with nature that they enjoy in their craft. Regardless, Palm Beach County is experiencing the beauty of amazingly crafted surfboards paired with professional photography in a new exhibit by surfer Tony Arruza. Five years ago, this photographer and surfer set out to put his photography on a variety of surfboards crafted by legendary shapers in the industry.

His exhibit includes 15 boards shaped by some big names like Ron Heavyside, Chris Birch, Juan Rodriguez, and Ricky Carrol, amongst others. Arruza told reporters in a recent article
"The project became not only something to showcase my own work, but also to showcase the craftsmanship and the artisanship of these master-craftsmen. And they are, many people don't know what goes into making a surfboard."
Each board is as functional as it is beautiful and Arruza wanted them to fit as naturally in the waves as in an art gallery. The photographs are of nature and surfing and were taken all over the world. Arruza says each surfboard tells a different story. If you are in the Palm Beach County area, you can see the exhibit yourself. The exhibit is free and open to the public until January 21st at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. For more information and to see images of the stunning surfboards, check out Arruza's website

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Designers Looking for More Environmentally Friendly Materials for Surfboards

While hundreds of thousands of surfboards are produced each year worldwide, what happens to the ones that are no longer used? Well at surfboards.com, we do our part to give used surfboards new homes by providing a place for people to sell them on our website. But if the board is damaged or the owner isn't able to sell it, oftentimes used surfboards end up in landfills with their toxic and non-biodegradable components. 

According to an article from Surfer Today, surfer-scientist Cliff Kapono and surfboard shaper Matty Raynor have teamed up to produce surfboards from more environmentally friendly materials. Kapono and Raynor created three surfboards that were identical in shape but made of different materials to see how non-traditional materials stacked up against the traditional polyurethane core.

They created the first board from polyurethane foam, polyester resin, and silica fiberglass. For the next board they used algae foam, biolink epoxy, and silica fiberglass. And for the final board they used recycled styrofoam, entropy bio epoxy, and silica fiberglass.

So how did the final products compare? In the end, Kapono and Raynor didn't feel like there was much difference when riding the surfboards. They felt like the differences were marginal and seemed insignificant after a few hours of surfing. To see a video that goes in-depth on the process of making and using these boards, click here. If surfers want to do their part in lowering the environmental footprint of the surfing community, they will continue to ask for changes in materials and support those who are using them.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Surf Hurley

Hurley is a cutting-edge brand that is highly engaged in the design, marketing, and promotion of surf apparel and accessories. Hurley partnered with Nike in 2002 but has been a major player in surfing and beach lifestyle products since 1999.

With a complete line of super dope hats, boardshorts, hoodies, t-shirts, sandals, wetsuits, and other high quality surf accessories, Hurley is a brand that surfers and other active lifestyle enthusiasts have supported for years.

According to SurfCityUsa, its founder Bob Hurley has been long active in the surf community and started his career as an accomplished surfboard shaper. His first venture into retail was with Hurley Surboards in 1978. Bob was also named by Surfer magazine in 2002 as one of the "25 Most Powerful People in Surfing" and induced to the Surfer's Hall of Fame in 2006. It's good to be created by a pro!

Hurley has a surf club which offers free surf related services like video training and live events with Hurley sponsored athletes to its members. If you're going to be a lifestyle brand, you gotta stay fresh with the community, and Hurley definitely does its part.

Hurley gear can be spotted on the beach, in skateboarding communities, punk rock music scenes, and with other active lifestyle enthusiasts. With a HUGE selection of dope surfwear and accessories for Men, Women, and Children, Hurley is sure to remain a player in the surf community for many years to come.

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