Surfing is a philosophy of life.
With equipment often manufactured on the other side of the world,
it is also a passion that generates a significant ecological footprint
for our planet.
Nowadays, the surfer community in Brittany is confronted
to two major environmental problems:
The use of petroleum products in the manufacture of surfboards
since the 1960s and at the same time,
the arrival of green algae pollution on the Brittany coast.
Both seem inevitable and continue to this day.
Paradoxal Surfboards intends to rid the surfing industry of this paradox.
PARADOXAL SURFBOARDS designs and manufactures surfboards using stranded seaweed as a substitute for petroleum-based materials commonly used in traditional surfboard manufacturing around the world.
Aware of current and future environmental issues, We let's reconsider completely how we produce and distribute ours boards, by promoting local manufacturing near surf spots and seaweed sources of stranding.
Polystyrene or polyurethane are the two materials used in almost all surfboards in the world. They are toxic for the environment, energy-intensive to produce, carcinogenic for humans, generate micro-plastic and come from very far away.
PARADOXAL SURFBOARDS offers a surfboard that is both 100% biosourced and 100% Breton. Its design is based on biomimicry and recalls a microscopic view of an algae, the diatom.
The boards are produced using 3D printing, which makes it possible to combine a unique design and optimized performance.