We’ve been friends for 10 years and surfing has always been the core of our friendship. As surfers and engineers, we can unfortunately see that our planet Earth is changing for the worse. The climate is warming up, biodiversity is threatened and we find plastic inside the ocean and on our favorite beaches. Current production and consumption patterns are responsible for this.
At WYVE, we are deeply convinced we can act to counter these changes. Most of surfers share out sentiment. We can all play a part in protecting our Oceans!
Cleaner materials are key to making cleaner surfboards. We are committed to continually improving and exploring new materials to meet our ideal standards.
Today, the honeycomb core structure of a HEXA Surfboard is made out of bio-based plastic, PLA, which comes from fermented corn starch.
Our ultimate goal is to use recycled plastics from the waste polluting our oceans. As a first step, we are working on extruding shredded recycled plastic bottles (made out of PET) collected locally.
For glassing, we use a France Made bio-epoxy. Certified with the ECOBOARD Project, this bio-resin links our eco-responsibility aims with elite performance. The bio-resin is applied on a few fiberglass layers, to make the surfboard float, robust and easily repairable.
We are committed to working hand-in-hand with local actors and suppliers, in order to engage in regional economic development, and to limit our carbon emissions.
Our manufacturing and distribution model revolves around our local micro-factories. They gather everything necessary to produce a whole surfboard in a single place: from the 3D-printers, to the cozy showroom, to the shaping workshop.
What is fundamental in the eco-design process is not to overlook the product's lifespan and what happens at its end-of-life.
The tailor-made surfboard has a higher chance of being used properly and longer due to its durable 3D-printed, personalized core.Thanks to the hollow design and materials used, the surfboards are extremely robust and easily repairable.
In case of water infiltration, no need to heat dry the core. Simply drain and patch. Finally the plastic core is completely recyclable!
We were born in France, an outstanding country for boardsports.
For 10 years, we have skied in the Alps, skated all around French cities, and surfed on the whole Atlantic coast.
Guided by the same passion and vision for boardsports, we want to intensify/reinforce the positive impact these sports, that have shaped our friendship, can have on our lives and on our planet.
This is why we decided to use our engineering skills to reinvent the way of producing and distributing surfboards, to finally match surfers’ values.