From car makers to beer brewers, computer companies to surfboard builders, there has never been a more visible commitment to eco-responsibility as there is in the global business community today.
Firewire Surfboards has always been committed to the challenge of greener surfboard production. They exclusively use materials with very low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), such as epoxy resins and EPS foams, and have a finely calibrated production process that reduces waste. Their manufacturing methods already have a much smaller environmental impact than conventional surfboard production does.
In 2013, Firewire proudly announced the TimberTEK technology, which they view as a game-changing step in the pursuit of a greener surf industry. TimberTEK is a lightweight, lively and durable build composed of sustainably grown Paulownia wood, Entropy Bio Resin and a greatly reduced amount of fiberglass. They believe that it is essentially the new environmental benchmark for relatively large scale, commercially built surfboards.
In 2015, Firewire upped the ante and released the TimberTEK ADDVance model. Arguably the most eco-friendly surfboard build available at global retail today, Firewire’s Timbertek construction was an obvious choice for the partnership, and the ADDVance model in particular hadn’t previously been released in TimberTek construction. Firewire will donate $75.00 per unit sold in the US towards Surfrider Foundation’s ongoing efforts to protect our coastline and oceans!
While they've got a long way to go to achieve 'cradle to cradle' manufacturing, they are committed to sustained progress toward that ultimate goal, striving to operate in the most eco-friendly manner that is also economically viable for Firewire and the surfers who ride their boards.