Friday, August 20, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Body Glove Eco Wetsuit

Body Glove Eco Wetsuit is made of 100% eco-flex throughout, the purest form of non toxic stretch material on the planet 100% non-petroleum bio-stretch rubber, 100% environmentally friendly.

thermofiber chest and lumbar
fluid seal seams
organic water based inks
recycled ykk zipper

vaporlock seams
anatomically cut

left arm exterior zip key pocket
interior floodgate
Ultra Tatex kneepads
Short Zip back entry

Body Glove Eco Wetsuit

Bamboo Surfboards by Gary Young

Bamboo Surfboards by Gary Young produce boards made with sustainable and ethically produced and sourced bamboo that are both light and durable (with the tendency to dent instead of shatter).

Bamboo surfboards hawaii are made to order, fob Hilo Hawaii and are available in most contemporary shapes.

Future boxes are inset into recesses in the bamboo bottom skin in 100 psi high density foam fordurability. (you supply fins)
Rails are a 100 psi high density foam - painted and glassed for flex and ease of repair. You can tell us what colors and patterns you like, or we can do it for you; check out rail colors and textures in the gallery for ideas.

Decks of bamboo surfboards are up to 4 layers of bamboo/epoxy laminate in hi-stress areas over a 60 psi medium density foam. Bamboo decks tend to not dent from normal use unlike glass boards

Film finish
Bamboo surfboards use a proprietary semigloss film finish for the final coat. No pinholes and lightweight, the resilient film tends to dent rather than shatter, maintaining a water proof coating.Because any board of a reasonable weight can be damaged, the film finish is easy to repair with epoxy.

Fish or tapa prints or other graphics can be included under the film finish if desired. see logo and graphics in the gallery.

Bamboo Surfboards Hawaii

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Volcom V.Co-Logical Series Clothing

Organic garments from the Volcom V.Co-Logical Series represent Volcom’s socially responsible attempt to sustain and protect our planet’s rapidly shrinking natural resources. By utilizing sustainable alternatives like 100% certified organic cotton, hemp, vegetable dyes, organic stains and other low impact production methods, the Volcom V.Co-Logical series incorporates progressive Volcom styling with an environmentally clear conscience. In addition, the Volcom V.Co-Logical series has teamed up with 1% For The Planet to set up a program where 1% of sales of the series will be donated to environmental causes through their organization.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cork Traction Pads

I just stumbled across these new Cork track pads from Wavetribe. It’s a pretty cool approach to unconventional materials in an conventional product. Some other traction companies are using recycled content in their pads, which is cool as well, to minimize the production waste from their own process, but it’s even cooler to rely on a sustainable material from the get go. Cork is a highly sustainable product which has taken a hit in the last decade from wine producers going from cork to synthetic cork for their bottles. Check out the Wikipedia entry for cork, some interesting facts on cork such as:
■Once the trees are about 25 years old the cork is stripped from the trunks every nine years. The trees live for about 200 years.

■The cork industry is generally regarded as environmentally friendly.

■The sustainability of production and the easy recycling of cork products and by-products are two of its most distinctive aspects.

■Cork oak forests also prevent desertification and are the home of various endangered species.

■Cork’s low density makes it a suitable material for fishing floats and buoys, as well as handles for fishing rods (as an alternative to neoprene).

I’ve been using one of Wavetribe’s 6′ comp leashes and one of their hemp board bags both for over a year now, and their products are as good as any out there on the market. I suspect their Cork track pads will perform similarly. I just got a new board and already put a track pad on it from the local boys at Xtrak, but if anyone gets one of these and tries it out and wants to do a write-up on it, send it our way and we’ll post it.

Yeah, I know, we said Buy Less Shit but I’ve always put trackpads on my boards, so I’d consider it one of the essential items for surfing for me personally.

They just sent out a press release about these pads, if you want to read the official version.

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Oakley Limited Edition Frogskin Sungalsses

Yes, we like neon shades with lenses that look like you are catching the last few waves of the day at sunset. These limited edition shades are a definite must for your collection. For polarized lenses the price isn't too bad either.

Oakley Holbrook Sungalsses

I just walked in to a sunglass store this weekend and had to buy these glasses. The white looks awesome with a tan and the colored shades have an agreeable tint. They are not polarized and do not come with a hard case (mine came in a white soft case), but for $120 these are a great deal.