Thursday, April 9, 2015

Unusual Surfboard Making the News

Surfing has always been a sport for the outliers and the free spirits. Great surfers love to innovate and do something no one has ever done before, so it is really no surprise that people choose to make some pretty wild surfboards with some pretty unusual materials.

For instance, you've probably heard of cork being a new material that surfboard shapers are starting to use, so it was probably only a matter of time before someone decided to make a surfboard out of cork stoppers from wine bottles. 

According to the article "The Surfboard Made of Cork Stoppers" from
"The final result is truly amazing. You can actually look through this unusual cork surfboard and appreciate the warm color of the sun. The Spanish collective - Rich People Things - behind the project "Connecting the Corks" aims to "break taboos and cliches" with the help of this natural material." 
The beautiful design of the cork stopper surfboard is definitely an homage to mother nature. First, because they are re-using cork stoppers that would otherwise be thrown away, and second because the design they have used is patterned after the honeycomb that bees create. You can tell the creators believe that the very best design elements can be found in nature and not in factories.

Of course, until you have a ton of money to spend on a custom one-of-a-king surfboard, you still need to find affordable surfing equipment from a retailer with great selection. We'd love to help you find what you want, please contact us.

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