The typical surfboard is made of toxic materials such as foam and resin, and if not looked after is prone to dings and snapping. Wooden surfboards are environmentally friendly, durable, and though somewhat heavier than their fiberglass counterparts, can perform just as well, as evidenced by Irish surfer Fergal Smith in the following edit.
Smith’s board is credited to Tonn Surfboards, and according to him, if cared for, it can last for 10 to 15 years. As far as performance, you would not notice any difference from your typical surfboard. Fergal threads tubes and carves wave faces with ease and style. Sit back and watch what’s possible when surfers and shapers team up to save the planet.
Stay on top of our surf news and board reviews – Subscribe HERE