our epoxy surfboards
EPS Epoxy surfboards have its advantages not only in the sea with performance but also in our surf shop in the manufacturing process.
The beauty about having an EPS core compared to PU is that EPS can be broken down then compacted back together. This allows us to recycle every bit of waste from our blanks and even make boards out of the recycled waste. All our waste is taken back to where it is produced and given a new life, whether it's packaging, building insulation or even into another surfboard blank.
If we move onto laminating the epoxy surfboards, straight away you notice epoxy resin we use is a lot more environmentally friendly with a 29% biocarbon content. It also has a lot less hazardous chemicals in which makes it so much safer to work with. Not only is it safer and better for the environment but it is 4x stronger than PU resin! Our factory is one of few, if not the only factory in the UK, purely set up to use epoxy resin. This allows us to use epoxy resin in a completely different way than other factories, making our epoxy surfboards stronger, harder and more durable.
Which is why we can offer a warranty with every epoxy surfboard!
Moving on to the 'shaping' we use a precision shaping CNC machine meaning we can get everything you want from concave to your dims with millimetre precision, reducing the amount human error. This means once your file is saved with us we will be able to replicate the exact same board over and over again or tweak it if needs be.
Moving from machine its finished up by hand then straight into the laminating room where we are using the top quality Aerialite surf glass and aerospace spec carbon fibre to make our Epoxy surfboards light, strong and durable.
Come down to our surf shop at Surfboards UK Ltd and we will show you how it's done!
Did you know the surfing industry creates 220,000 tons of CO2e per year? In English, this is equivalent to taking 43,137 cars off the road.
This is why here at Surfboards UK Ltd sustainability is one of the main focuses in our surf shop. Becoming one of a few UK based companies to join the ECOBOARD project (http://www.sustainablesurf.org/ecoboard/manufacturers/is) is just one of our steps to do our bit to keep the industry sustainable.
What does this mean though? This means that we are verified to produce a surfboard with the same technical attributes as any modern surfboards, whilst having reduced environmental and toxic impacts.
How we do this.
Through the whole process of making surfboards, we are as sustainable as possible striving towards the most eco-friendly surfboards. This starts with our EPS blanks being 100% recyclable. All our offcuts and even our foam dust goes back to the supplier to be remade into new blanks. This is all done within the UK to reduce travel emissions.
Moving into the laminating room we use Bio entropy resin which is one of the most sustainable resins on the market with 29% biocarbon content. Which again we source from with in the UK to cut down on travel emissions.
The most ECO-friendly surfboards is a surfboard that is made to last in the market for a very long time, which is why we make our products to the best of our ability with high-quality materials. We offer a 1-year warranty to encourage our customers to get dings repaired, as quickly as possible to do as little long-lasting damage. This means our surfboards will last longer than any surfboard on the market.
Our surf shop
Going away from actual surfboards we still try and do as much as we can in our building itself e.g, heaters on timers, LED lights and recycling. You will also find a lot of our walls are insulated with old surfboard blanks and dust from PU surfboards, to minimise energy use as well as recycle old surfboards.