EPS Epoxy surfboards has it's advantages not only in the sea with performance but also in our surf shop in the manufacturing process.
The beauty about having an EPS core compared to PU is that EPS can be broken down then compacted back together. This allows us to recycle every bit of waste from our blanks and even make boards out of the recycled waste. All our waste is taken back to where it is produced and given a new life, weather its packaging, building insulation or even into another surfboard blank.
If we move onto laminating the epoxy surfboards, straight away you notice epoxy resin is a lot more environmentally friendly with a 29% bio carbon content. It also has a lot less hazardous chemicals in which makes it so much safer to work with. Not only is it safer and better for the environment but it is 4x stronger than PU resin! Our factory has a built in hot room which reaches up to 36 degrees. This is critical for Epoxy resin, having this hot room allows the epoxy to go off faster which makes it even harder. There is a massive difference in strength when the epoxy goes off in 20 degrees instead of in the 30's, this is why our epoxy surfboards are so much stronger and durable.
Moving on to the 'shaping' we use a precission shaping CNC machine meaning we can get everything you want from concave to your dims with millimetre precision, reducing the amount human error. This means once your file is saved with us we will be able to replicate the exact same board over and over again or tweak it if needs be.
Moving from machine its finished up by hand then straight into the laminating room where we are using the top quality Aerialite surf glass and aerospace spec carbon fibre to make our Epoxy surfboards light, strong and durable.
Come down to our surf shop at Surfboards UK Ltd and we will show you how its done!