Earth Technologies is an award winning environmentally friendly high-performance surfboard and stand-up paddleboard production facility based in the South Bay, Los Angeles. Launched as the first of its kind, co-owners Ryan Harris and Todd Patterson had one mission in mind: to demonstrate to the greater surfing community that there are greener and more sustainable surfboard production methods that do not compromise the performance of the board.
In January 2017, the original factory and organization closed its doors, but that did not stop Ryan in his ecoboard pursuits. He set up a new shop in Torrance, CA as the world's first Zero Waste Manufacturing surfboard production factory. In proper eco fashion, the crew was able to recycle the original lumber, ducting, electrical and majority of the original factory components, resulting in a 75% recycled build out for the new factory. Key improvements were made to every production room to maximize our quality while producing more boards to fill the increased demand. Our goal is to make the most sustainable boards as possible by reducing our carbon footprint and minimizing our environmental impact.
Earth Technologies looks to improve on the use of advanced renewable and recycled materials for surfboard construction. To reduce our production's carbon footprint, we use the best alternative sustainable materials from recycled and recyclable foam blanks, to Super Sap bio epoxies from Entropy Resins, sustainably harvested veneers, organic plant based cloths, and a volcanic rock based composite.
We are committed to better, cleaner, and greener construction methods. We have teamed up with major industry brands such as Pyzel, Maurice Cole, Lost and Channel Islands to glass boards in our eco-friendly way and expand the visibility of green glassing. In addition to working with Sustainable Surf to promote ecoboards and greener construction methods, we regularly do live glassing events to educate the surfing community such as The Pier Paddle Fest in Santa Monica, factory tours, and more.