Surfboards with a Purpose: How Ventana Surfboards and Paddle Boards are Changing the Game

When we think of surfboards, the first thing that comes to mind is riding the waves and the adrenaline rush of catching the perfect wave. But surfboards can also be works of art, pieces of history, and even catalysts for change. Ventana wooden surfboards and paddle boards are not just boards, they are a blend of art, history, artisanship, and sustainability.

Ventana wooden surfboard - Hodgepoge 9'0" design

 Ventana boards are made from reclaimed and salvaged wood that tells a story. The wood used to make our boards comes from our Upcycle Partner Program - old boats, buildings, wine tanks, benches, barns, guitars, floorboards, furniture, and more that have been given a second life as surfboards. Each board is unique, with different grains, colors, and patterns that reflect the history of the wood used. The boards are not only beautiful, but they also promote sustainability by reducing waste and preserving resources. They are hollow-framed and so use no foam whatsoever.

Pic by Vern Fisher Western Flyer Boat Hull - Douglas fir - John Steinbeck

But that's not all that makes Ventana surfboards unique. The boards are also a platform for promoting social and environmental responsibility. Ventana surfboards partner with organizations that focus on marine conservation, such as the Surfrider Foundation, the Western Flyer Foundation, and Save The Waves, to raise awareness and funds for protecting our oceans. They also sponsor the Ventana Ocean Conservation Scholarship. Each board sold helps to support these organizations and promote sustainability in the surfing industry.

Ventana Kelp Forest Surfboard

The artwork on Ventana surfboards and paddle boards is also a nod to the beauty of nature and the ocean. The boards feature intricate designs that are inspired by sea life, waves, and the natural world. The artwork is not just for show, but it also promotes the importance of preserving and protecting our oceans and the creatures that call them home.

Ventana wood surfboards surf like a dream, but they are symbols of art, history, and sustainability that is changing the surfing industry. They are a beautiful representation of the importance of preserving our natural resources and promoting social and environmental change.


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