While no one would probably want to be “waterboarded” or experience “waterboarding” we think a lot of wave riders might want to experience the Waterboard. These new eco-friendly boards are made of partially-recycled material and are hand crafted in the USA.
Designed Mike Olson and Lib Tech have created the boards, utilizing their experience in the snowboard and skateboard industries. Instead of fiberglass, which remains the de facto material for many surfboards, Lib Tech uses Volcanic Organic Basalt Honeycomb Technology, which takes advantage of the Basalt organic fiber that is damp, impact resistant, and unlike traditional fiberglass, contains no boron and other harmful additives.
To ensure strength the rails are wrapped in rubberized metallic fibers called Elastomatrix Perimeter 2D2D Dampening Web, which reportedly give the boards a smooth, chatter-free ride.
The result could be a board that is great to ride and good for the planet too.