Surfboard graveyard to sustainable manufacturing

The inception of Sine Surf began when I snapped a new surfboard in 2020 on it's first surf. I took it back to the surf shop and suggested there must have been a manufacturing fault.

I was then lead out the back of the shop and shown a graveyard of over 100 surfboards at which the owner commented something along the lines 'this happens all the time, it's just how surfboards are made'.

Curious, I began researching how surfboards were made and what sustainable alternatives were available. I soon discovered wooden surfboards.

These surfboards are beautiful and can be made functional if constructed with enough precision. Although, the main barriers between widespread adoption of this sustainable craft was the price of the materials and the encumbering time it took to make them.

I then set about designing and testing new methods of making hollow wooden surfboards that addressed these issues.

Early on in the journey I met Alastair who helped me give life to some conceptual designs centered around cnc machining. Alastair has since founded Sine Surf with me and our methods become more complex and elaborate.

We are now able to make high quality hollow wooden surfboards efficiently whilst eliminated the need for harmful and polluting materials like plastic based foams.

We're now looking to scale and realise our vision that sustainability should not just be a privilege for the wealthy, but accessible and affordable for every surfer.

  • Tim Silverwood

    Co-founder of the Ocean Impact Organisation

  • Mark Kelly

    CEO of Global Surf Industries

  • Steve O'Donnell

    Professional surfboard shaper

  • Grant Newby

    Wooden surfboard builder and shaper

  • David Crossman

    Woodworker

  • Mark Haymes

    Professional surfboard laminator