People look at a board made by Titouan La Droitte from France. It’s made from 150 aluminum cans and foam and wood scraps as recycled surfboards made from wacky materials are on display at the Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)
Naude marveled at the choice of the vinyl records for the board’s fins and how the creator, Titouan La Droitte, used a plastic bottle cap for the leash plug. In addition to the 150 aluminum cans, the surfboard maker from France also used split pallet wood to create the winning board.
Source: Surfboard made from 150 aluminum cans and vinyl records for fins wins Vissla ‘Upcycle’ contest – Orange County Register
Over the past few years, this contest has fueled the creation of some truly inventive designs. Last year, the winner, Taylor Lane, crafted a surfboard made from 10,000 cigarette butts that he collected from the apparently gross shores of the California coastline.
Source: Vissla’s 2018 Upcycle Contest Finalists |SURFER Magazine
Over the past six weeks, we’ve hosted the inaugural Vissla + Surfrider Creators & Innovators Upcycle Contest – challenging the public to take something that might be considered waste and create something that can be used in the ocean. We had the pleasure of gathering the community to celebrate the results of this contest and the finalists’ projects on Saturday night at Interval Gallery in San Clemente, CA. A packed house included the Orange County surf community, Creators & Innovators Jay Nelson and Donald Brink, and almost all of the contest finalists including some Internationals who made the trek from Japan, Australia, Cayman Islands and Washington.
via Recap | Creators & Innovators Upcycle Contest / Blog / Vissla.