Many thanks to COSUBE Surf Shop in Portland for hosting an epic week of ECOBOARD Project activations. The surf scene in Portland is growing fast, and COSUBE is a big reason why. They have a great combination of classic surf shop, with excellent coffee, even better beer, a movie space, and a shaping bay. Surf shops in California, take notice… this is how it should be done.
When COSUBE invited Sustainable Surf to be part of a farm-to-table dinner fundraiser, we suggested that Ryan Harris of Earth Technologies should also be involved. Ryan is a Portland native, and was stoked to return home and share his knowledge of sustainable surfboard technologies.
Ryan set up workshops with local shapers in Portland to share knowledge of his sustainable board-building techniques. This had a major impact, as many of these board builders have joined the ECOBOARD Project and now make boards with Marko recycled EPS foam and Entropy Resin. This includes Blackfern Surfboards, Lee Leatherman Surfboards, Seth Cannon Surf Craft, and Jason Tilley Surfboards.
The evening event combined a film premier of The Seawolf, with local food and beer. About 100 people attended and the evening raised over $1,000 for Sustainable Surf. Thanks to Alex Morris, founder of COSUBE, and Rachel Laurick who envisioned the event.
Photos from the evening are below. We plan to do this again in 2018.