McNamara's airplane wing foam surfboard by Mercedes-Benz

January 5, 2015 | Surfing
Mercedes-Benz: Varial Foam inside

Garrett McNamara has tested a new surfboard powered by Mercedes-Benz. Because he's riding giants, he needs "the best or nothing."

What's the best way to sell high-end cars? Call a big wave surfer and design a set of innovative surfboards for extreme rides.

Then, test them in the most outrageous marine conditions.

In this particular case, Mercedes-Benz partnered with Varial to take McNamara's equipment to the next level, using the brand's foam expertise.

As a result, the Hawaiian daredevil took a "super flex Varial airplane wing foam surfboard" to the waters of Nazare, in Portugal.

Varial, a company founded by Edison Conner and Parker Borneman, says its foam is "not a variation of polyurethane or expanded polystyrene."

It's an advanced aerospace formula that promises 20 percent more strength and 25 percent less weight and eliminates the need for a stringer.

The Varial Foam bullet is part of the MBoard Project by Mercedes-Benz.

Have you seen the McNamara's cork surfboard built by the German car manufacturer?

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