Surfboards are a nasty business. Made from poison and ridden by a group of people who generally profess to love the environment, the very process of creating them creates a shitload of toxic byproducts. There are other options, though, and they’re rapidly becoming more feasible. The newest iteration of boards made from green materials comes from lemongrass.
Of course, It would be remiss of me to not mention Sustainable Surf in any conversation about the new wave of eco-friendly boards. The California-based non-profit does a variety of things, one of which is the ECOBOARD Project, a program that helps board builders make informed choices about new surfboard materials with a reduced environmental impact.