How to protect surfboards for long-distance travels

July 31, 2012 | Surfing
Bast Board Protection: the surfboard is ready for airplanes

Jared Koett, a San Diego surfer, has invented a great way of protecting our fragile surfboards when traveling to faraway surf spots.

The "Bast Board Protection" is a 100 percent biodegradable system that will ensure the safety of a surfboard to and from your destination.

The end caps and deck pads are made from recycled cardboard and the stretch wrap is made from low-density polyethylene, a very inexpensive Type-4 recyclable material.

Koett believes that with over one million surfboards produced annually and with a surf industry that really does care about the environment, this is the time to bring a responsible, biodegradable, and reusable alternative packaging solution to market.

The project is primarily executed in San Diego, California.

Jared Koett has already developed and patented the initial design concept and is ready to hit the market.

That is why the "Bast Board Protection" is currently seeking funds, through a crowd-funding program, in order to extend the project to the global market and to produce new designs out of a recyclable, reusable molded pulp material instead of petroleum-based plastic.

"Our initial product design will target the largest, most popular surfboard model first (shortboards), then migrate to the fish/hybrid, longboard, and even Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) market as we grow our business", explains Jared Koett.

The "Bast Board Protection" may be extended into the kiteboard, wakeboard, windsurf board and other potential markets where full perimeter protection in an eco-friendly design is a priority.

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