|Approved to build||Level One ECOBOARDS|
|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
||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.