Starboard Eco Board development

Florian Jung is using the worlds first Eco Windsurf board made out of recycled and biodegradable material such as Balsa wood.

It is the fastest growing tree in the world, offering better mechanical properties than conventional boards. Produced in Thailand by board manufacturer “Starboard” with the goal to reduced the carbon footprint due to environmental friendly materials and by planting mangrove trees which absorb up to 1 ton of CO2 over the next 20 years.

” It is a great challenge to create more environmental products that work even better than conventional windsurf boards. We have to make a choice for a cleaner ocean and a healthier planet. For us surfers the ocean is good teacher and every wave comes with a lesson to adapt in the best possible way. As long as we treat everything around us with respect, we will see the beauty- otherwise we will feel the forces of nature first hand.”