Wednesday, January 27, 2021

A new process for Grain Surfboards - Green Rail


Back in the 80's, our favorite TV shows were interrupted with countless ads telling us that “plastics make it possible”. Fast forward to today and plastic pollution has become one of our planet's biggest environmental disasters as 17 billion pounds of plastic enter the ocean each year.  We feel a responsibility to participate in a circular economy, helping to find solutions, and keeping plastics out of the environment. We’ve done this for years by offering apparel in 100% recycled cottons and PET. Now it’s time to find a genuine use for recycled content in our surfboards.

We’re excited to introduce our New 'GreenRail' construction method. Hand built in our shop in Maine, these boards are built using the same local sustainable cedar that we’ve always used. But you'll find a significant sustainability upgrade in the perimeter rails of these boards... We’ve engineered a new construction method that marries the best of our wood board construction with the benefit of a solid, hand shaped GreenRail made entirely from recycled plastic bottles.  Not only that, but almost all the waste produced from these rails is recycled to complete the circle. 

 Even better, this new line of boards is available at a new low price, dramatically below that of our original all-wood construction. We plan to keep as many of these in stock as we can, so if you just can't wait to ride a Grain board, this may be your play, because we ship in-stock boards to you just as soon as we can crate them.