Earlier this year, we traveled to the West Papua Region of Indonesia to launch a brand new mangrove restoration project with our local planting partners Eden Projects. On the way to Indonesia, we attended the Global Wave Conference in Australia - sharing our plans for the future of SeaTrees with a committed crew of ocean-activists, scoring some cyclone swell on a couple of ECOBOARD sleds from the crew at Firewire, and meeting the wonderful and inspiring Pacha Light, who promptly joined the small crew we had assembled for the trip to Indonesia.
Captured in full on the latest episode of Firewire Surfboard’s - The Wire. The first to be recorded over Zoom. Host, Chris Grow in Southern California and Michael from Sustainable Surf in the hills surrounding San Francisco Bay.
On an unseasonably warm day in early March, we made the trip down from San Francisco to meet with the crew at Route One Surfboards in Monterrey.
Factories making high-performance surfboards are synonymous with the aroma of polyester resin. Not Route One’s. All of their boards are crafted with low-VOC Entropy bio-resin. They’re also recycling used surfboards and planting SeaTrees in Indonesia.
Do you use Awayco? You may have noticed that when booking a surfboard you’re given the option to “Plant A SeaTree” at checkout.
Awayco was the first brand to offer this feature. In a very short period, thousands of their members around the world have chosen to plant a SeaTree when Awayco’ing boards.