Sustainable surfboards... we often wonder if there will ever be one. Obviously, using non-renewable, non-recycled or even non-recyclable materials gets you nowhere near it - even our choice to use sustainably harvested local woods doesn't get us there. But one step further forward is based on the work of Rey Banatao, a committed surfer/chemist/enviro-warrior - if you can believe a combo like that can live inside one guy. Rey and his team at Entropy Resins have busted their butts to figure out the first really practical and high quality resin based on organic material that they siphon off the waste streams of other industrial activities.
Entropy Resins is a company that we feel a great affinity with - they are rootsy, committed, and much smarter than we ever could hope to be. Rey's been tireless in analyzing the performance of his resin, reacting to feedback, and continually making a better product. Because up to half of their resin content consists of organic waste, and because we've been working with this magic stuff for over a year, we are totally excited that Rey will be out here for Surf Re-Evolution to talk about their work, what motivates them, and of the challenges and victories of forging a new path in sustainable materials. Check the Surf Re-Evolution schedule for a 4:30 pm glassing demo that Rey will do for those attending the event on September 10... he'll talk us through the best practices for glassing using Entropy resin, and show us all a thing or two about thinking out of the box.