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E-Commerce company launches ecofriendly surfboard range

AUCKLAND, May 22, 2019 – New Zealand-based e-commerce company Lone Kauri Road Ltd has launched the first of a range of eco-friendly wooden surfboards on its flagship online shopping store The premium quality wooden surfboards are the result of collaboration with Gisborne-based surfboard manufacturer Red Leaf Surfboards and are designed to offer a more sustainable and durable alternative to toxic and petrochemical dependent surfboards available on the market.

Fragile modern surfboards are often constructed using petrochemical derivatives that are harmful to both the environment and the surfboard shaper. The Red Leaf Surfboard range is constructed using recycled EPS foam core, NZ-grown Paulownia skins and rails and are glassed with Entropy Super Sap epoxy bio-resin - offering a more environmentally conscious option for surfing enthusiasts. The beautiful wooden surfboards are not only built to last, but full of integrity and soul.

The launch model is the Classic Fish - a modern take on a design classic that emerged from southern California in the late 60’s. Intended to bring maximum fun to your surfing in a wide variety of conditions, the generous volume and low rocker make paddling a breeze and get you into waves nice and early. A vee to spiral-vee bottom contour provides plenty of drive and manoeuvrability, and speed to burn. “The boards are a great choice on small days when you don’t want to sacrifice speed, and an absolute blast when the waves turn on and the power ramps up” says Red Leaf Surfboard chief designer and founder Peter Claydon. will be adding further Red Leaf Surfboard styles to the range over the following weeks, part of an ongoing commitment to deliver surfing, camping and outdoors products that maximise performance and minimise environmental impact by employing natural, biodegradable or recycled materials, and by reducing product and packaging waste.

The product line-up already includes a broad range of surfing products including traction pads constructed from 100% cork agglomerate, the world’s first surfboard fins created using recycled waste, organic surf waxes, recyclable surf leashes, natural sunscreens and much more.


The name is inspired by Lone Kauri Road, an artery that winds down through native bush in Auckland's Waitakere Ranges. Lone Kauri Road concludes at Karekare Beach, a spectacular black sand surf beach made famous in Jane Campion's mysterious drama ‘The Piano’ in 1993. is an ecommerce store that offers a variety of products in different categories for surfing, sun, camping, tramping and adventure. is proud to partner with innovative brands that work hard to protect our planet. Many of partners directly contribute funds to charities that help conserve our fragile ecosystem, including One Percent for the Planet. One Percent for the Planet is an international organization whose members contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental causes. At Lone Kauri, 5% of revenues on selected products are donated to Lone Kauri conservation.

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