We already wrote about this more than half a year ago but lately a few bigger (at least bigger then this site, at this moment I would like to say hello and thank you to both of our readers) on-line newspaper got their hands on the story so to brag about us being faster we are posting a few more facts about the surfboards going green with the use of biofoam. Foam is the core of almost every surfboard and a big part of why each and every surfboard is basically no good for mother Earth. With Biofoam, one toxic element in the average surfboard is eliminated. BioFoam is made out of Soy. Well it is more complicated than this but is sounds better if you say you are riding a soy surfboard. The recipe for soy biofoam came from Chuck Menzel and Chuck Menzel comes from Ventura, California.
Biofoam is nearly 50 per cent plant-based and it does not contain any toxic materials known to be harmful to the environment or people. The cell structure of biofoam is denser, and petroleum-based polyol has been replaced with organic and domestic soy polyol. Mr. Menzel joined forces with Homeblown to produce first biofoam surfboard blanks and surfboards. Menzel is also the owner of the online surf shop called WetSand and is preparing to open its first retail store made out of mortar and bricks.
But its not just being BIO that speaks for Biofoam. Biofoam is as lightweight and as strong as any foam blank on the market and shapes as well as any other polyurethane foam blank. Biofoam, because of its nature, has a finer and more uniform cell structure compared to those made with petroleum-based materials with which most standard surfboard blanks are still made. The foam created from bio materials also exhibits excellent strength and flex.
And the price for the eco-surfboads? 500$ to 700$