atelier hex surfboards
It has always seemed strange to me that the culture of surfing, whose very existence is so closely tied to the rhythms of the wind and the waves, is somehow blind to the impact of the vehicles of its practice. The materials and processes by which surfcraft are made are among the most toxic and noxious imaginable. Flimsy foam boards break easily and often, contributing to the plastic detritus polluting our seas.
Inspired by and drawing heavily from the work of Mike Sheldrake and Huck, I developed a vision for a future surfboard that does away with nasty foam, minimizes the fiberglass, and is more beautiful and durable than a traditional surfboard. This board was built as a personal project over the course of 2 years from the kernel of the idea in the Fall of 2011 to the final layer of epoxy resin in 2013.