They say surfers are an indicator species. We are the first affected when the natural environment gets degraded. Hence, we are watchdogs, activists and trend-setters. However, foam and fiberglass, the two materials that make up the very symbol of our pursuit, are both toxic materials.
So, we’re also a bit hypocritical. Fortunately, Reef has joined forces with SustainableSurf.org to help create a program where we can recycle our packing styrofoam so that it may one day be a surfboard blank. It’s a small step, but if we’re going to pass on what we love, leading by example is as important as a solid cutback.
Sources: Surfersvillage / Reef