The shape is a 5' 6" Mini Simmons. It's a planing hull design with parallel rails, twin keel fins, and it literally flies through the water.
All Eco Chamber kits are made from vertical grain poplar and consist of multiple stringers.
The stringers are cut to exact specifications on our computer controlled CNC machine.
The board is built by gluing either wood or discarded surfboards that have been cut into strips between the stringers.
Once the foam or wood is glued between all the stringers you simply sand until you touch the edge of the stringers and you have the perfect shape.
All Eco Chamber kits are made from vertical grain poplar and consist of multiple stringers as shown above.
The stringers are cut to exact specifications on our computer controlled CNC machine. The board is built by gluing either wood or discarded surfboards that have been cut into strips between the stringers. Once the foam or wood is glued between all the stringers you simply sand until you touch the edge of the stringers and you have the perfect shape. Like all our kits, the shape can be modified according to user preference.
Starting at the middle stringer you use wood or foam strips to build up the board one layer at a time.
The vertical dowels keep the stringers aligned. The average width of the wood or foam between the stringers is 1 1/2".
Layers are built up until all the right side stringers are glued in place.
Then you repeat the process on the left side and join the two sides. This board is being built with balsa but an old surfboard cut into strips works great too.
Shaping the blank is a snap since you simply plane and sand the board until you just reach the stringers.
Then it's just a final sanding and you are ready to glass just like a regular surfboard or drop it off at your local glasser and open a beer.
We care about what is happening to our planet and we are deeply concerned about the health of our oceans.
We love to surf and we want to spend our hard-earned cash on surf gear that is made to last with ecology in mind.
Back in 2007 we couldn't find any eco surf products in the surf shops so we decided to create a surf company that would put sustainability and quality first.
Life is too short to sit behind a desk and do anything about what is happening to our planet so we started an eco revolution and we'd love you to join us.
Every product we make is made with care for the planet first, using high quality eco materials like hemp, cork, bamboo and recycled plastics.
We started Wave Tribe back in 2007 when the word green referred to a color and now many of the mainstream surf brands are jumping on the green wagon to get your dollars---Wave Tribe helped build that eco wagon with deep roots in ecology, sustainability and lots of hard work.
Along the way we have taken the time to research and develop our products in real life situations traveling to Bali, France, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Brazil, Peru, Oz, New Zealand, G-land, Africa . . . and lot's more.
Yea, we've been around and surfed some of the greatest waves on the planet and we are here to share that journey with you. While searching for waves we started making surf guides for you (we offer them for free) and writing travel articles ( also free) while testing the Wave Tribe products.