The surfing industry has an annual revenue of $7.2 billion. Manufacturing surfboards are not a clean process. With the conventional surfboard considered to be 100% toxic when it comes to waste, the generation of waste and pollutants is even more disconcerting. The market globalization has also cause manufacturers to have to compete with low cost labor and duty taxes. The following selection of surfing company logos are representative of popular brands of surfboards.
New manufacturing trends have brought new methods with producing boards made of 60-65% recycled waste and production of new foam. An estimated 300,000 surfboards are sold each year, generating more than $150 million in revenue.
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