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WYVE is born out of the observation that while 80% of surfers are keen on adopting sustainable consumption habits, surfboards are extremely polluting and have known only few innovation these last 60 years.As a team of surfers and tech-lover engineers, we’ve decided to create a whole new way of producing and distributing surfboards. By using advanced technologies, we build high-performance sustainable surfboards that perfectly match surfers’ expectations and values. And cherry-on-the-top, our board comes with a totally new and outstanding transparent design, for a completely satisfying experience.As our users are our main concern, we are building the smoothest purchase experience as possible, and are really eager to engage with you within our strong world-changing surfers community.
The HEXA Surfboard is the first 3D printed board developed by WYVE. Each HEXA Surfboard is unique and tailored made for you and your surfing habits. It is a sustainable surfboard that makes no compromise with high performance.
Its outstanding transparent design will make you feel even more connected with the ocean you’re riding on. We use the most advanced technologies to optimise its fit to you needs and dreams.
You can order your customized HEXA Surfboard directly on our website. For Fall 2020 Batch we deliver only in France.
We are manufacturing your HEXA Surfboards with love in our workshop in Anglet (South West Coast of France) and soon in California.
We are located in Anglet (South West Coast of France) at the heart of the French shaping culture. Please feel free to reach us if you’re around.
Like hand-shaped surfboards, our boards are produced and distributed locally, and are customized to perfectly fit you and your surf habits.
Like industrially-shaped surfboards, our boards are characterized by high performance design.
Like sustainable boards, our boards are manufactured to respect the environment and to be in line with our shared values.
Like some artisanal boards, we value the aesthetics of a surfboard, you deserve to own an amazing and beautiful board.
Our main difference is that we don’t make any compromise between all of these essential criteria.
We are a DNVB (Digitally Native Vertical Brand), since we are committed on the whole lifecycle of our value chain, in order to make the best product at a fair price, and offer you the smoothest experience possible.
We are very proud of our very original transparent and geometrical design. Have a look at our various photos on our Instagram account.
Please, feel free to share your own photos with our boards, we would be thrilled to see them along with their owners!
A HEXA Surfboard is made out of 3 ingredients:
Eco-responsible plastic for the internal structure of our board.
We are currently using corn-starch based plastic.
We are developing a process to upcycle recycled plastic bottles.
Bio-based Epoxy resin for the shine and water resistance of the board. Our resin is Made in France, and has the Sustainable Surf Gold level.
Fiberglass or vegetal fibers (like linen fibers) to strengthen the coating of our surfboard and to enable the transparency of it.
Feel free to look at our explanatory diagram.
Traditional surfboards are extremely polluting. They are made at 95% out of petrochemical materials. Not particularly durable, they are not recyclable and produce more than 6 kg of toxic waste per board.
The materials used to make a surfboard travel more than 10 000 km before it is used. The numerous intermediaries along the supply chain add to the ecological impact of the boards.
At HEXA Surfboard, we totally rethink the manufacturing process and the distribution of surfboards by limiting our supplier to plastic sourcing, and by being a direct-to-consumer brand.
According to our life cycle analysis, each HEXA Surfboard sold corresponds to:
- 75 recycled and valorised plastic bottles
- 5 kg of carcinogenic toxic waste avoided
- 30 kg CO2-equivalent not released
- 9000 km not travelled
For now we offer any surfboards shape below 7 feet.
Depending on your answer to our customization form, we will find the perfect board that matches your needs. Performance shortboards, retro-fish, grovelers, wombat, ... let's find out what your perfect board is!
Stay tuned for we are thinking to soon offer new shapes like longboards and malibu.
We are developing a process to recycle 100% of the plastic of our surfboards, in order to directly reuse this recycled plastic to build brand new ones!
We use between 1,5 and 2 kg of recycled plastic to manufacture one surfboard.
A surfboard cost between 800 and 1200€, depending on the level of customization.
You only pay the first half of the price now, and the remaining amount when your own customized surfboard is ready.
Our first models are available in France.
Your HEXA Surfboard will be delivered by November 2020 (or before).