Vissla partnered up with friends at the Surfrider Foundation to challenge designers and creators, and the wave conscious, to take something that might be considered waste and create something that can be used in the ocean.

Nine months of countless hours in the making for the Falmouth Design team above. Project by Dominic Langdon & Niall Jones.

“Our vision becomes reality. We have created ‘The Day Time Robber’ – a surf board made from six discarded, ‘single’ use body boards dumped by tourist’s in our home County of Cornwall. All plastic hardware is made from 100% recycled, discarded fishing nets, once used for fishing locally. The materials used in making the board were sourced within a radius of 30 miles and once completed, surfed at our local beach; unfortunately the waves were not co-operating the only day we could film before the deadline, although it was still fun hanging out in the water with the local crowd, sharing the stories of our creation.

Our aim to demonstrate the power of waste to wealth and how we can help generate a circular economy within the surfing industry – something that is yet to make an appearance. We have proved that our board’s functionality has not been compromised by our choice of materials and in our opinion, gained a natural aesthetic beauty that could only be achieved by upcycling.”

We would really appreciate your support – Voting will be open to the public from 11/10 – 15/10 (link below). Winners will be announced at the digital Upcycle Awards held on October 22, 2021. Set a reminder and join us for the premiere on 10/22 at 6 PM (PST).