Photograph by Sam Murphy
Surfboard kit uses a new epoxy technique without fiberglass.
“Aren’t we all tired of surfboards being as fragile as a porcelain doll? I can’t think of any other piece of sporting equipment that is as easily destroyed.”
—Board maker Matt Barker
Traditional surfboards are a frustrating old technology. First, they’re toxic landfill — polyurethane foam, fiberglassed with polyester resin. Worse, they’re fragile and short-lived because of cracks and leaks. That’s ridiculous, and at $400 and up, ...