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17" W long by 1" thick
Indigenous to China, Paulowina has been cultivated for 2000 years.
Most species of Paulowina are very fast growing and can reach highest of 30-60 feet in 15 years, growing up to 10-20 feet in one year under idea conditions---it's like the bamboo of trees.Once the trees are harvested they regenerate from there existing root system earning them the name "Phoenix Tree". That's cool, no?
Thus, paulowina has the ability to reclaim ecologically stressed and degenerate patches of land and the root system can penetrate complex soil environments---it's kind of like an eco angel, turning waste land into regenerative forest.
Paulowina is a pale, whitish color and can be grey, light brown or reddish.Paulowina is great for surfboards because it has a good weight to strength ratio being lighter than hardwood but more durable than balsa. It also absorbs less water than many other types of wood and thus does not need a resin or glass finish making it super ecological---though you could glass it if you wanted. Paulowina boards should be finished with a seed oil to protect it from water absorption and prevent damages from sea salt and the sun.The board, like anything made of wood, is 100% biodegradable.
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.