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Four Things To Do With Your Unwanted Surfboard

Four Things To Do With Your Unwanted Surfboard

by Derek Dodds September 28, 2016

I love buying surfboards, and when the editors at Deep told me that this was the Board Buyers issue I got as excited as a Mick Fanning shark attack (sorry, I had too), We all love that feeling of new foam under our feet and it’s likely the thing we talk about most with our bros while drinking beer and reminiscing about all those waves we caught down in Costa Rica last season.

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The Coming Bee-Pocalypse?

The Coming Bee-Pocalypse?

by Derek Dodds September 10, 2016

Our growing concerns about the Zika, West Nile, and other mosquito-borne viruses have led to the institution of mosquito control programs in many town and cities in the U.S. One effective means of eliminating adult mosquitoes is aerial spraying with an organophosphate pesticide called Naled. Unfortunately, there’s been collateral damage to many beneficial insects; the honeybee is one of them.

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Sea Turtles Guardians of the Sea

Sea Turtles Guardians of the Sea

by Derek Dodds August 21, 2016

The image of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas), or honu, can be found everywhere in surf style and communities. The green sea turtle is the only indigenous reptile to the Hawaiian Islands and is a revered symbol of the ocean interwoven with much of the islands’ folklore.

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Does Buying More Gear Lead To Happiness?

Does Buying More Gear Lead To Happiness?

by Derek Dodds August 12, 2016

There are an estimated 23 million surfers worldwide and in 2010 they spent 6.2 billion dollars on gear. That's a lot of dough dude. Bhutan, a mainly Buddhist country in South Asia has an annual budget of 14 million  in comparison.

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Infographic: The Toxicity of Surfing

Infographic: The Toxicity of Surfing

by Derek Dodds July 29, 2016

Infographic: The Toxicity of Surfing. Hidden in plain sight, the surf industry is wasteful and toxic. It is our goal to educate Surfers and help them make smarter decisions with what they ride.

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Wood Surfboard Blanks

Wood Surfboard Blanks

by Derek Dodds July 29, 2016

If a blank where a human it would be the heart, as it is the core of a surfboard. If you were an artist, the blank would be your canvas. It is the very thing that inspires shapers to create—it is a shapers' muse.

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Four Things You Can Do To Prevent The Growth Of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Four Things You Can Do To Prevent The Growth Of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

by Derek Dodds July 22, 2016

When I first heard about The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (TGPGP) I imagined an island of trash floating aimlessly in some remote area of the Pacific—but as I found out, that image is flawed. 

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San Francisco: Green Surfer's Message

San Francisco: Green Surfer's Message

by Derek Dodds July 06, 2016 1 Comment

Throughout this interview Darrik shares with us his vision about surfing and several related issues. He reveals the perspective of a surfer connected with the planet and with himself, which as he says, are a whole.

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What is Surf Ecology?

What is Surf Ecology?

by Derek Dodds July 03, 2016 1 Comment

There’s a convergence factor that makes out of this territory a rich source of vanguardist ideas regarding surf and ecology. On one side, California is and has been the most liberal state in the country, and for this reason has been calling the attention of travelers from all over the world who found a place to let ideas and creations flow abundantly.

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Republicans Want To Legalize Hemp? Something Smells Fishy

Republicans Want To Legalize Hemp? Something Smells Fishy

by Derek Dodds July 03, 2016

The American hemp industry sells $450 million a year of product from hemp-oil to Wave Tribe surf gear. Yet most of the raw material used to produce these products is still illegal to grow in the United States.

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Don't Flush It

Don't Flush It

by Derek Dodds July 03, 2016

People flush objects such as cotton swabs, tampons, condoms and razors without thinking about the consequences, sewage related debris or SRD have a huge impact on the water environment—throw that stuff in the trash, please.

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Zero Plastic Packaging Initiative

Zero Plastic Packaging Initiative

by Derek Dodds July 03, 2016

Over 150,000 tons of packaging are thrown out each day. That's 54,750,000 tones per year—for what?

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The Ocean is Broken

The Ocean is Broken

by Derek Dodds April 18, 2016

Exactly 10 years before, when Newcastle yachtsman Ivan Macfadyen had sailed exactly the same course from Melbourne to Osaka, all he'd had to do to catch a fish from the ocean between Brisbane and Japan was throw out a baited line.

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How To Waterproof Your Surfboard Bag

How To Waterproof Your Surfboard Bag

by Derek Dodds April 13, 2016

After some research we came across Nikwax water proofing solution, which is environmentally safe and tested it on our bags.

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Video: The Story of Hemp

Video: The Story of Hemp

by Derek Dodds April 11, 2016

This 10 minute video is the remarkable story of hemp. Filmed by The Environmentally Sustainable Alternative.

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The Story of Electronics

The Story of Electronics

by Derek Dodds March 01, 2016 1 Comment

25 million tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill.

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Why Surfers Should Use Less Plastic & Why I Don't Drive A Prius

Why Surfers Should Use Less Plastic & Why I Don't Drive A Prius

by Derek Dodds February 03, 2016

I don't drive a Prius, I think they are ugly (no offense if you drive one)—but I do try and be aware of small changes I can make in my life to contribute to both a healthier lifestyle and planet.

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Rad Eco Surf Companies

Rad Eco Surf Companies

by Derek Dodds January 23, 2016

Wave Tribe team wants to introduce you to this Eco Rad List we’ve humbly put together, honoring more than two decades of ‘living green’. 1989–FIRST ever known use of the word ‘Eco-friendly’.

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Why Organic Cotton Undies Are Better For Your Unit

Why Organic Cotton Undies Are Better For Your Unit

by Derek Dodds January 01, 2016

Cotton covers 2.5% of the world’s cultivated land, yet uses 16% of the world’s insecticides, more than any other single major crop.

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Human vs Jet Powered Surfing

Human vs Jet Powered Surfing

by Derek Dodds July 08, 2015

With technology advancing and the laziness of the culture seeping into our everyday reality (there are more obese Americans than ever before) the inevitability of jet powered surfboards was just a matter of time.

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The Birth Of An Eco Surf Company- Discover Alternatives to Plastic

The Birth Of An Eco Surf Company- Discover Alternatives to Plastic

by Derek Dodds June 20, 2015

I didn’t know that either, and in 2007 when I took a surf trip to Mexico with six surf mutants pulling a trailer with seventeen surfboards, fifteen wetsuits and three cases of Sierra Nevada, I had no idea that I’d be starting an eco revolution in the surf industry.

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Glass Beach - Let's Join Natures Fight

Glass Beach - Let's Join Natures Fight

by Derek Dodds July 05, 2014

I’ll judge you if I think you’re too lazy to recycle. I hate pollution and the death of our fragile ecosystems and all the rest. But—with that disclaimer out of the way—Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California is the incredible result of human wastefulness and the resilience of nature.

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Surfing With Poop in Hawaii

Surfing With Poop in Hawaii

by Derek Dodds July 07, 2013

“Since presence of feces in surface water is directly correlated with increased incidence rates of gastrointestinal illness associated with recreational contact according to the USEPA, we felt it was necessary to collect data from uninhabited heavily forested areas of a rural tropical island stream on North Side Kaua‘i.

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Recycling is Like Bicycling

Recycling is Like Bicycling

by Derek Dodds November 06, 2012 1 Comment

Yea, all of us need a little pick-me-up for Mondays. So we decided to start a little contest and have some fun with our community (that's you btw). We were blown away by the awesome responses

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Size Chart

Surfboard Leashes

You Break It We Replace It in First Year. 

Buy a leash closest to your board size—i.e. for 6'4 surfboard you need a 6' leash. 

All leashes are 7mm thick, competition leashes which are lighter/thinner 5.5 mm. 

Pioneer Day Boardbags - Fits One Surfboard

All boardbags have +2 inches. Thus a 6'6 board fit's perfectly in a 6'6 boardbag. All Pioneer bags have expandable fin gussets, so you can keep your fins on your board in the bag—or you can roll with glass-on fins.

Pioneer Sizes:

All bags have interior pockets (fins, leash and wax), bags fit industry standards. 

Our 8'6, 9'6 and 10' bags have fin slots and round noses. 

Pioneer bags also have an exterior pocket and zip all the way to the nose.

Travel Bags - Fits Two Surfboards

All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Surfboard Travel Bag Pockets Fin Wax Leash

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Travel Bags with Wheels - Fits Two Surfboards

New in 2016 is the double travel bag with wheels. Sometimes you want a smaller bag with wheels, now you can have it. All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Wave Tribe Wheelie Surfboard Travel Bags

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Boardbag Material & Hardware - All Bags

Side A of the bag is made from a strong density Rugged Eco Hemp exterior which is one tough fiber and naturally built to last with high impact padding protection with Rebound Foam Dynamics including open-to-nose technology.

Side B is the reflective (rental-car-roof-side) made from Reflective Energy Shield for "Cooler Surfboard Safeguard" protecting your surfboard from the sun's harmful rays made from an alloy-steel mesh weave.

All Sides are guarded by our Japanese Never-Rust-or-Break Nickel Platted Zippers streamline zipper trails and our trademarked Easy Flow Zip System.