The ECOBOARD Project

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Approved to build Level One ECOBOARDS
Brand Website http://www.pyzelsurfboards.com/
Brand Description Jon Pyzel has been part of the surfing community for as long as he can remember, growing up surfing from a young age in the historic surfing town of Santa Barbara, CA.  After traveling around  the world looking for good waves, Jon realized that he needed to live somewhere with better waves in warmer water, making a permanent move to the North Shore of Oahu in 1992.

Getting his start fixing dings in the legendary Country Surfboards  factory, Jon quickly learned the ins and outs of the craft,  working  as a hot coater, laminator,  ghost shaper and finally shaping under his own label. It was a great environment to learn from some of the best shapers and glassers in the industry.

The combination of being surrounded by many of the world’s most talented surfers and shapers, and the high quality of the surf have given Pyzel a great opportunity to build world-class surfboards, becoming one of the most sought after  shapers for all kinds of surfers and waves.

Designing and shaping each board from scratch, Pyzel knows every curve, bend, and turn on the  boards he builds. The result is master craftsmanship and attention to detail that only decades of experience and a good eye can provide.

Today Jon lives on the beach in Hawaii with his wife and 2 daughters,  runs the Pyzel Surfboards factory on the North Shore and travels to shape in Australia, Europe, Brazil, Japan, Indonesia and California  (and surfs pretty much every day).

 

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Surfboard Sustainability Level One ECOBOARDS using qualifying resins and blanks.

 

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Contact Phone 808.223.3305
Contact Email info@pyzelsurfboards.com
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How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In? Order through your closest retail partner.

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Approved to build Level One ECOBOARDS
Brand Website http://airush.com/
Brand Description Airush fuses their passion for innovation with the demands of the most discerning riders. The focus on creating the perfect kiteboarding experience through testing and innovative technical design, while always maintaining the highest level of craftsmanship.

“As outdoor athletes we engage deeply with our environment and we understand that it is the duty of all of us to actively seek a way of life that does less harm to the environment and leads to a sustainable lifestyle. At Airush we have increasingly focused on our environmental footprint over the last few years, and this will continue to be at the core of all that we do as a brand.” – Airush

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Surfboard Sustainability
Approved to build Level One ECOBOARDS using Qualifying Resins.

 

Brand Sustainability  Airush’s first step in terms of environmental responsibility has always been to build only the highest quality products possible, so that they can last for years. This was first evident five years ago when Airush became the first company in the industry to offer a full two year breakage warranty on freeride twintips. And they are now offering the Airush Load Frame, which effectively doubles the performance lifespan of the kite.

Airush has also been working with companies such as Entropy and Sicomin to help to introduce plant-based, reduced carbon footprint resins to mass production processes, and have been sharing as much of their knowledge with the industry as possible.

This philosophy is championed in their Team Series Reefer, which showcases Airush’s desire to connect more strongly with the environment, along with the value of pushing riding boundaries.

With strong ties to sustainability-leader Starboard, Airush is also seeking to reduce carbon footprints, leave a positive impact on communities where they operate and work with the kitesurfing community to share best practice.

ECOBOARD Audit Results Airush’s Thailand-based manufacturing partner was audited by Sustainable Surf.

The audit identified that Airush has comprehensive systems in place to ensure that boards ‘carrying’ the ECOBOARD label meet the ECOBOARD Project requirements. Their partner has sector-leading processes and procedures that ensure boards are made to the ECOBOARD specification, appropriate protections are in place for staff regarding occupational health and safety risks, and broader environmental impacts are considered and managed.

Comprehensive records of the audit results are held by Sustainable Surf.

Audit date 06/28/2016

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Approved to build Level One ECOBOARDS and Gold Level ECOBOARDS
Brand Website http://www.timponesurfboards.com
Brand Description Timpone Surfboards was founded in 1980 by owner and operator Jeff Timpone. Jeff has over 45 years of board building experience that started in 1970 with Bob Russel’s surf shop “The Brotherhood” in Huntington Beach, CA. In 1989, Jeff and his family moved to Maui and opened Timpone Hawaii Surfboards where he quickly became one of the top board builders on the island.

Timpone Hawaii Surfboards specializes in custom surfboards, building anything a waterman can think of. Best known for his longevity and experience, customers come to Jeff with all kinds of custom orders. Everything from belly-boards to SUPs, old school nose-riders to high performance longboards, retro-fish shapes to modern high performance shortboards, as well as tow-in surfboard and big wave Pe’ahi (Jaws) guns. Product diversity is something Timpone Hawaii takes great pride in, giving way to one of the company mantras, “If you can think it, it can be”.

After 36 years of successful board building, Timpone Hawaii Surfboards maintains it’s focus on building top quality surfboards that not only preform, but have a superior life span. Being in touch with customer’s needs and working directly with material producers and suppliers, allows Timpone Hawaii to stay in tune with the ever evolving industry. Since 2015,Timpone Hawaii has been offing shortboards made with recycled foam and plant derived epoxy resin. These innovative and alternative materials give surfers the choice to have less impactful surfboards without compromising performance.

In 2016, Timpone Hawaii’s surfboards are known for their fine craftsmanship, high quality, time proven worth and most importantly, they are all hand shaped. The brand’s proven experience and longevity is built on hard work, sacrifice, respect, humility and never settling for less than perfect. This mean our surfboards and more than just the sum of their parts; these attributes have lead to another one of the company’s mottos, “More than just a surfboard”.

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ECOBOARD Audit Results Timpone’s Maui-based manufacturing site was audited by Sustainable Surf. The company has effective processes to ensure Qualified Materials are used in boards using both ECOBOARD Gold Level and Level One labels.

Comprehensive records of the audit results are held by Sustainable Surf.

Audit date 12/31/2016
Brand Sustainability Timpone is approved to build both Level One and Gold Level ECOBOARDS.

The company builds custom performance surfboards with a strong focus on sustainability.

In addition to using Entropy ONE resin and Marko EnviroFoam blanks, Timpone’s Maui Leaf Lite board range incorporates regernative laminates such as flax and hemp.

“Our newest line of surfboards, Maui Leaf Lite are high performance surfboards based off of their materials and not one constricting design. This allows a wide range of surfers to get Ecoboard verified surfboards that reduce their impact on society and the environment. Maui Leaf Lite surfboards represents sustainable ideals needed to curb global issues like climate change and the relating social disparities. By utilizing innovative materials, Maui Leaf Lite boards produce less CO2 emissions and create less waste with no performance sacrifices” – Nic Timpone

Energy Timpone has upgraded its entire facility with LED lighting and procures more than 20% of energy from renewable sources. The organization is working to work to upgrade equipment with energy saving features and making structural change to improve ventilation and efficiencies.
Waste Processes are in pace to compress foam waste so that it takes up less volume and less trash bags are used for disposal. The organization also reuses mixing cups and buckets and sends all glass, and plastic items off to be recycled.

Plans are in place to increase paper and cardboard recycling and to start measuring waste to identify further opportunities.

Packaging Most Timpone boards are made for local surfers and either collected or dropped off with minimal packaging. When shipping is required, industry standard, box, bubble wrap and tape is used. Timpone is currently looking to increase the recycled content of the cartons used and move to a bubble wrap alternative.
Health and safety Worker health and safety (WHS) is at a high standard. The site proactively promotes and enforces WHS. Examples include providing appropriate personal protective equipment, emergency response stations, and mandating helmet use for motorcycle and scooter riders entering the site.

By utilizing better materials more often and reducing operational hazards, we believe workers can benefit. In creating a safe working environment and limiting occupational exposures, workers can be more productive with less health risk. Promoting worker wellbeing is an interest internal of our company with external benefits. Establishing facility upgrades like, finding efficient ways to support proper work space ventilation and climate control, and developing systematic methods that keep the work space and equipment clean, can be beneficial to workers for obvious reasons. It is in the best interest of TimponeHawaii Surfboards to continue working on how we can maintain and increase worker wellbeing. – Timpone Hawaii

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Contact Name Nicolas Timpone
Contact Phone (808) 281-7700
Contact Email timponesurf@yahoo.com
 Social Media @timponehawaii
How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In? Surfers can contact Timpone directly by phone, email, or in person. Email: timponesurf@yahoo.com, Call: (808) 575-2649, or stop by their shop @ the Pauwela Cannery: 375 W. Kuiaha rd. Haiku, HI 96708. Timpone’s ECOBOARDS are also available at retail store POME Maui in historical Paia Town.

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Approved to build Level One ECOBOARDS
Brand Website https://www.surftech.com/
Brand Description Surftech is a global community of surfers, shapers, designers, and craftsmen who are connected through surfing and the pursuit of perfection.

For over 25 years we have been pioneering new technologies and introducing them to surfers around the world. We take immense pride in every board we make, celebrate the millions of waves around the world that have been ridden and look forward to being a part of the lineup for years to come. – Surftech

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Surfboard Sustainability
Approved to build Level One ECOBOARDS using Qualifying Resins.

 

Brand Sustainability  NSP’s aim is to constantly look for new ideas and technologies to reduce their impact on the ocean as they build new surf and SUP boards, and accessories.

NSP has been using coco-mat fibre in their boards for several years, resulting in reduced use of fibreglass and the shift to a readily renewable organic material. In 2017, Sustainable Surf partnered with Harmless Harvest coconut water and identified the opportunity to use coconut husk fibre waste as a fibre-glass replacement.

The Fair-For-Life Certified, responsibly-sourced fibre from Harmless Harvest is now being used in NSP’s Cocomat fibre boards as a result of this new partnership initiated by Sustainable Surf.

NSP uses plant-based epoxy resin from Sicomin and water-based dye pigments, resulting in a low-toxicity, zero-VOC manufacturing process.

NSP is also the first surf and SUP manufacturer to incorporate shape-molded SecureCell EPS foam into their board ranges. This significantly reduces foam waste.

ECOBOARD Audit Results Surftech’s Thailand-based manufacturing partner, COBRA International is audited annually by Sustainable Surf. COBRA also publishes an external Sustainability Report.

The audit identified that Surftech has comprehensive systems in place to ensure that boards ‘carrying’ the ECOBOARD label meet the ECOBOARD Project requirements. Their partner has sector-leading processes and procedures that ensure boards are made to the ECOBOARD specification, appropriate protections are in place for staff regarding occupational health and safety risks, and broader environmental impacts are considered and managed.

Comprehensive records of the audit results are held by Sustainable Surf.

Audit date 07/20/2017

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How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In?  See retailers/dealer online.

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Approved to build Level One ECOBOARDS
Brand Website  http://harmonysurfboard.com
Brand Description We are a company where the most important concept is using biodegradable, recycled materials and art craft. We make handmade surfboards.

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Surfboard Sustainability Level One ECOBOARDS using qualifying resins and blanks

 

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Contact Phone  + 1(808)4578623 or +34676485906
Contact Email  info@harmonysurfboard.com
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Approved to build Level One ECOBOARDS
Website http://www.paddlehawaii.com/
Brand Description Legendary wood and bamboo paddles made by hand with innovative and sustainable
motives.

“We only use the finest ingredients to construct a tool for a lifetime. Each paddle is unique in color and blemishes. This new process, our best recipe yet, is proving to be a major player in any playing field. Every paddle is made in Hawaii with Aloha.” – Paddle Hawaii

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Surfboard Sustainability Level One ECOBOARDS using Qualified Entropy Resins, bamboo and cedar.

Wood dust and other organic waste is turned into fertilizer for organic gardens.

Contact

Contact Name Abraham Shouse
Contact Phone (808) 443-7823
Contact Email  MakeHarmony@gmail.com
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How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In? Email or call.