We've bumped into Kevin Cunningham, the mind behind Spirare Surfboards, over years of attending events like Sacred Craft and shows at Corduroy Gallery in Portland Maine. Kevin is a mix of designer, surfer, artist that may not be that uncommon in the world of surfboards, but for his creative and unusual application of his skills and passions.
The first thing that impressed us about his work was the wood honey-comb interiors surrounded by parabolic wood rails that formed the basis of surfboards we saw him showing. Though he also has a full line of standard polyurethane foam/polyester resin boards, he's expanded his interest in sustainable surfboard construction into an exploration of boards made entirely of beach trash. We haven't seen any of these fascinating "trash boards" yet, but we'll hear all about them when Kevin joins the panel discussion we're having at Surf Re-Evolution starting at 6:30 pm on September 10.
Here's a little vid from his recent Kickstarter campaign: