For us, sustainability is not a style, but a constant that is present in all aspects of our production cycle. We use only high-density EPS on site, recycling over 80% of waste material from production. We laminate the boards exclusively with a bio-resin, Entropy Resin Supersap, and we utilise cork, a highly renewable wood, as a natural foundation for the structure of our surfboards.
Soon we will be able to recycle 100% of our waste fibreglass, as we are constantly active and engaged in research and development of alternative sustainable materials to those manufactured from polluting and harmful chemicals that are still used today in the making of composite materials.
We are an eco-thinking surfboard factory with one mission: make high performance boards. We’ve spent the last 3 years testing new core blanks, layers combo and the most advanced bio-based resins, creating the ACT 2.0 (Active Cork Technology); an innovative core design with internal curvilinear cork stringers.
We constantly update our knowledge in materials in collaboration with shapers, engineers and surf teams.
Our boards are hand-designed, CAD converted and high precision CNC cut, with top-range bio-epoxy glassing.
The Active Cork Technology (ACT 2.0) features an innovative core design with two internal curvilinear cork stringers. Cork is great for vibration damping; this allows speed control also in choppy conditions, balancing extra-pop in critical turns with smooth transitions in foamy sections. Feel free to be as radical as you can: cork stringers will help you with safe landings, working as shock absorbers for your ankles and knees. Unique flex and soft rebound immediately give a natural feeling to every kind of surfer, no matter what level you are.
The EPS core comes with a 4+6/4 E-Cloth layers standard lamination, building up an extra-strong structure without any weight increment.
Our 7-step finishing includes dual process on edge refining and top-quality final coating with a water-based anti UV layer.
Thanks to this technology we have been officially certified by Sustainable Surf among top boards manufacturers as part of their ECOBOARDS Project.
“The simple act of choosing a more sustainable board can be an «on-ramp» into a dramatically more sustainable, ocean-friendly life”
Alterego is proud to present its proprietary bi:o’cor:k technology, combining our premium ACT 2.0 Flex-control system with Bioblanks 100% compostable foam and Basalt fiber glassing.
The Alterego collection will be fully available with the bi:o’cor:k technology construction starting spring 2021.
With the innovative bi:o’cor:k technology, we are the first on the market able to produce 95% compostable boards. Thanks to this technology, we are proud to have been selected as one of the top newcomers of the sports industry at ISPO Brandnew 2021, the biggest platform for sporty startups worldwide. We are grateful that our efforts in R&D to develop sustainable materials for water sports gear have been recognized and awarded.
Our goal for the future is to produce a complete collection of 100% compostable boards that have zero impact on the environment.