|Approved to build||Level One ECOBOARDS and Gold Level ECOBOARDS|
|Brand Description||Woodpecker blends Tom Blake’s hollow wooden construction techniques with modern light- weight materials and contemporary designs to create the Woodpecker wooden surfboard range of performance surfboards.
Woodpecker natural wooden surfboards are glassed with SUPERSAP plant-based epoxy.
|Ecoboard Audit Results||Woodpecker Surfboards was remotely audited by Sustainable Surf. The company has effective processes to ensure approved materials are used in boards using both Level One and Gold Level ECOBOARD.|
Woodpecker sources only FSC Certified Paulownia decks on an internal framework of recycled marine ply and every Woodpecker board is laminated and glassed with Entropy Supersap.
|Energy||All Woodpecker boards are post-cured over 2days using a passive solar bag-oven of their own creation.|
|Waste||All wood chips, shavings and saw dust we produce is collected, bagged and delivered to Soil for Life – a non-profit organisation providing sponsored subsistence vegetable garden initiatives to less fortunate communities in Cape Town. See soilforlife.co.za for more info.)
Woodpecker uses recycled plywood for the internal framework of all boards and make-up internal filler panels for the fin box of each board using recycled surf foam.
In an effort to remove all plastics from their boards Woodpecker have designed natural Bamboo components – a very simple leash plug is already in use and a finbox design currently under test.
|Packaging||Most boards are hand-delivered.|
|Health and safety||Safety eye glasses are obligatory when operating hand machines and face masks are also routinely used when sanding raw woods and cured epoxy. Bill (the owner) is the only person authorised to use the bench saw and planer/thicknesser to ensure that full safety standards are observed with these relatively dangerous machines. All laminating, glassing ,epoxy work, machining and sanding is carried out in an extremely well ventilated area – open to the natural fresh air and passing breezes!|