Ventana Surfboards: Functional, Unique Works of Art

Artisanship meets Environmental Ethics Ventana Surfboards & Supplies is a surf shop that combines artisanship with environmental stewardship, resulting in gorgeous, fun-to-surf boards. Their master artisan (and co-founder), Martijn Stiphout, builds high-quality, lightweight, custom, hollow wooden surfboards. Each Ventana surfboard is a unique work of art, an heirloom built to last for generations. At least …

Cigarette butts & epoxy are riding waves

Ciggy boards a puff of fresh air Sure, upcycling is hot. But who’d have thought you could upcycle old cigarette butts into functional, artistic surfboards? Leave it to industrial designer Taylor Lane to figure out that it can be done, and beautifully. Along with filmmaker Ben Judkins, their commitment to ocean stewardship resulted in an …