Alternative Ways to Recycle
Donate to RERIP
RERIP accepts old surfboards, refurbishes them, sells them or donates to schools, nonprofits, and people in need. Unrideable and broken boards are used by artists and do-it-yourselfers 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 Ecofriendly Materials
Most surfboards are made from fiberglass and polyurethane foam, which are toxic materials that can pollute the water and soil. Look for an ecofriendly board made from biodegradable material, like balsa wood, agave, bamboo or soy.