Ashley Lloyd Surfboards

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Approved to build Level One ECOBOARDS and Gold Level ECOBOARDS
Brand Website http://www.ashleylloydsurfboards.com
Instagram @ashleylloydsurfboards
Brand Description Custom surfboards made and designed by Ashley Lloyd Thompson, and glassed in house by husband, Alex Thompson.

Ashley Lloyd Thompson is one of the few women in the world who shapes surfboards.

 In 2002, while balancing the study of music at Santa Barbara City College, running her own surf instruction business, and pursuing professional surfing, Ashley also began the craft of making surfboards. Lloyd Thompson is ever grateful for Danny Tarampi, of the Malibu area, and the Boys from the Wilderness, in Santa Barbara, who guided her through her first steps in foam, fiberglass and resin. In her beginning, Ashley shaped and glassed all of the boards she made, start to finish. In 2005, Lloyd was recognized by brilliant Bing head shaper, Matt Calvani, and signed on as a Bing team rider as well as Bing shaper with her own signature model. Shortly after her move to Santa Cruz, Ashley designed another Bing model, Dear & Yonder, named after the film in which it was featured.

TODAY, with the desire to make surfboards with less of an environmental footprint as well as less toxicity to the makers, Ashley and husband/music partner, Alex Thompson decided to switch over from using conventional polyester resin.  Alex is now glassing their boards in-house, naming the glassing side of their factory “Greennest Glassing“, glassing boards with a plant-based epoxy resin made by Entropy Resins.

PU foam is used, as well as the option of post-consumer EPS.  With great appreciation for traditional longboard surfing, it has been paramount for the Thompsons to achieve a classic feel and glide while treading lighter on the environment. 

 Ashley strives to create joy, balancing her life’s work with shaping, surf instruction, and playing music with Alex in their band, The Shapes. Signing boards, “made with love”, Ashley Lloyd Thompson puts heart into all that she creates.

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Sustainability

Surfboard Sustainability  With the desire to make surfboards with less of an environmental footprint as well as less toxicity to the makers, Ashley and husband/music partnerAlex Thompson decided to switch over from using conventional polyester resin.  Alex is now glassing their boards in-house, naming the glassing side of their factory “Greennest Glassing“, glassing boards with a plant-based ECOBOARD Qualified epoxy resin made by Entropy Resins.

PU foam is used, as well as the option of post-consumer EPS.  With great appreciation for traditional longboard surfing, it has been paramount for the Thompsons to achieve a classic feel and glide while treading lighter on the environment. 

Energy In addition to installing LED lighting and being committed to using a little energy as possible, Ashley Lloyd Surfboards is exploring several energy saving and green energy options with other companies within the complex where they operate.
Waste By having recycled EPS blanks shaped at Marko Foam, shaping waste is able to be recycled – minimizing the amount of waste produced on site. Waste resin is used to make customized signage for each customer. Recycled building materials have been used to fit-out the factory and Ashley Lloyd’s display at the Santa Cruz Boardroom Show.
Packaging Surfboards are packed in reused cartons.
Health and safety Ashley and Alex are both aware of aware of the health and safety considerations relevant to the products they use. By using only epoxy resin on site they have effectively mitigated any VOCs.

Ashley shapes is a full Tyvek suit and respirator.Alex glasses boards wearing a respirator and gloves in a ducted room. As a wife and husband team, both Ashley and Alex actively monitor each other’s use of PPE – ‘Made with Love’.

Contact

Contact

Contact Name  Ashely Lloyd
Contact Phone  (831) 566-8759
Contact Email  ashley@ashleylloydsurfboards.com
How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In? Via website, email at ashley@ashleylloydsurfboards.com or phone (831) 566-8759