The surfboard market, set to reach $3.2 billion by 2027, makes over 400,000 boards each year. Sadly, about 80% of these boards are not sustainable.
Currently, surfboards are made from polystyrene, polyurethane, and resin boards, which stay in landfills or oceans for hundreds of years.
These innovators are making surfboards from an unusual material: mycelium.
KOZ has developed and refined a solution to offer 100% eco-friendly surfboards.
Steve Davies, a 23-year-old designer from Porthcawl made a surfboard from mycelium, the root-like structures of fungi.
Reese is on an experimental journey to transform a home-grown mycelium into a sustainable surfboard.