Patagonia R1

Warm water wetsuits built with an innovative recycled polyester fabric

Having mastered innovative wool-lined wetsuits designed for near-Arctic conditions, Patagonia unleashed their research and development team and returned to their Southern California roots with the recent release of the R1 warm water wetsuit. By taking everything they knew about building suits for cold water and applying it to warm water, Patagonia was able to swap the merino wool for a specially developed recycled polyester blend …

Coco Mat Surfboards

Innovative design uses discarded coconut husks to make lighter, stronger models

As the latest innovation in sustainable surfboard production, Global Surf Industries‘ Coco Mat Technology employs coconut husk fibers to reduce both board weight and harmful chemicals used in processing and manufacturing. Weighing between three and four pounds lighter than traditional epoxy boards, the strength-to-weight ratio of the Coco Mat boards supports their claim as the world’s lightest, strongest and therefore fastest surfboards currently on the …

Insight Candles

Rebel-inspired home accessories from down under

Insight, a line of women’s and men’s clothing born from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia, has introduced their latest addition, Insight Collectibles. As a way to turn their collection of graphic tees, vintage-inspired maxi dresses, and après-surf gear into a comprehensive lifestyle brand, they’re launching home accessories with a series of stark white candles in unique and off-kilter designs. The debut pieces offer a …