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Earth Technologies (E-Tech) is an award winning environmentally friendly high performance surfboard and stand up paddleboard factory that is the first of its kind in the world. Co-owners Todd Patterson and Ryan Harris opened their shop with one mission in mind: To demonstrate to the greater surfing community that there are greener and more sustainable surfboard production methods that will not compromise the performance of the board. In an effort to get this message out, E-Tech has partnered with some of the biggest brands in the industry to facilitate the transformation of surf culture and surf industry into one powerful community that strives to protect the ocean playground.
E-Tech is known for working with the advanced renewable and recycled materials such as recycled EPS foam board blanks instead of polyurethane or polystyrene, Entropy Resins sap-based bio-resin instead of polyester resin, and bamboo decks or (patent pending) tail patches instead of carbon fiber. They have created a non-toxic technique to color the bamboo--a first in the industry. This past year E-Tech introduced a bio-based alternative to fiberglass, as well as recyclable ballistic polyester. E-Tech is the only business in the U.S. to be using this "bio-glass" in manufacturing a commercial product.
E-Tech is constantly on the lookout for better, cleaner, and greener construction methods. They have teamed up with major industry brands such as Lost and Channel Islands to glass boards in their eco-friendly way and expand the visibility of green glassing. In addition to working with Sustainable Surf to promote ecoboards and greener construction methods, the E-Tech crew regularly attends green events such as Earth Day at the Star Eco Station in Culver City, and this summer will be hosting a tour of our factory for a local surf camp to educate a new generation, enlisting their help in the effort to keep the blue planet green.