Alternative Ways to Recycle
Donate to RERIP
RERIP accepts old surfboards and refurbishes them, sells them, or donates them to schools, nonprofits and people in need. Unrideable and broken boards are used by artists and DIYers to create unique art pieces. Find out where you can donate your board.
Ways to Reduce
Purchase a Secondhand Surfboard
Surfboards are difficult to recycle, so consider purchasing a gently used board. BoardRecycler is a site that has online listings of surfboards for sale. Find out more about BoardRecycler.
Pick Eco-Friendly Materials
Most surfboards are made from fiberglass and polyurethane foam, which are toxic materials that can pollute the water and soil. Look for an eco-friendly board made from biodegradable material, like balsa wood, agave, bamboo or soy.
Ways to Reuse
Repurpose Your Old Board
There are tons of ways to repurpose an old surfboard. Check out Pinterest and The Indian Face for ideas and tips.