Used fishing nets to go surfing and do good to the oceans
Nomads Surfing presents the first surf fins made in France from fishing nets abandoned at sea or collected in ports from fishermen and recycled.
Created in 2017, Nomads Surfing, a young company from Bordeaux, offers surfers an eco-responsible alternative with eco-designed surf boards and accessories.
The story begins one evening in April 2017, at the foot of the Pyla dune facing the ocean.
Three friends, Basile, Nicolas and Thomas, surfing enthusiasts and globetrotters, make a terrible observation: plastic is constantly destroying our ecosystem. They have had the sad experience of the rubbish beaches of Kuta in Bali with the winter waste on the Aquitaine coast and decide to act, on their own scale, to preserve the environment and the oceans while continuing to surf.
The booming surfing industry is a polluting industry due to the materials used for the practice (surfboards, wetsuits) and the attraction of traveling to the other side of the world in search of the wave. perfect.
Nomads Surfing was born, with the aim of offering an alternative to surfers wishing to minimize their impact on the environment and to change mentalities around practice and eco-responsibility.
Responsible products with a reduced carbon footprint
Based in Bordeaux but with rich Malaysian and Filipino influences – hence the name of the brand – Nomads Surfing has created surfboards labeled “eco-board” by an independent certification body. These surfboards are made from partially recycled polystyrene foam blocks and from an epoxy resin made up of 40% plant waste or natural flax and basalt fibres. If the boards are not yet 100% ecological, their impact on the environment is less compared to the vast majority of boards on the market since they are also shaped in Portugal in Europe and not in Asia.
The boards are sold online at nomads-surfing.com , starting at €590.
The first drifts from recycled fishing nets, Made in France
For a few months, Nomads Surfing has been offering the first fins – fins under the surfboard – made from recycled fishing nets. The nets, recovered in Spain, are transformed into nylon balls and injected into a drift in a workshop in Thiers (63).
A commitment to the future
Nomads Surfing has made the fight against climate change its priority. This translates into choices on materials, transport, packaging... Nomads Surfing is:
• Responsible and local production, in Portugal and France
• Alternative materials: cork, bio-sourced resin, flax fiber and basalt…
• A commitment to the social and solidarity economy by working with the local associative fabric
• Waste recovery: bringing products back to life at the end of their cycle and limiting waste production as much as possible.
• Responsible logistics with the use of reusable packages Protecting the oceans also means thinking about future generations. Nomads Surfing supports 3 associations in Malaysia, the Philippines and France who have made the protection of the coast and the oceans their first fight, by donating 5% of sales to them in order to help their projects to protect the planet.