Waste to Waves joins REEF to celebrate Earthday with friends

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Sustainable Surf joined with Waste to Waves partner, REEF, on Thurs, April 19th as they closed up the corp offices in Carlsbad, and held their company Earthday event at Buccaneer Beach in Oceanside, CA.

Along with the usual beach cleanup activities, we held a Waste to Waves styrofoam drive event open to the public, which included a contest for bring the most styrofoam packaging waste ( a.k.a. EPS foam) – with the winner getting a free surfboard made from a 100% recycled EPS blank from Marko foam, shaped by SD North County transplant Hayden Cox of Hayden Shapes (www.haydenshapes.com).

Style master / surf legend Rob Machado showed up to help us out, as did DIY-er Cyrus Sutten from Kordory TV (www.korduroy.tv). The guys from Transworld SURF were there too, and thanks to Jessie for bringing the Marko Foam van as our styrofoam collection vehicle. Thanks to all those folks who brought us their waste foam for recycling, and big congrats goes out to Sean, a research student at UCSD, for  his winning load of 15.6 lbs of EPS packing foam – enjoy that new custom ECOBOARD tm version of a Hypto-Krypto model from Hayden Shapes, courtesy  of our friends at REEF.

See all the fun in this video/photo feature from REEF on Transworld SURF: http://surf.transworld.net/1000146050/videos/reef-tws-celebrate-earth-day-in-oceanside/?pid=62706#ngtop

Ps. and a big thumbs down goes out to the Oceanside Parking Patrol for giving the Marko Foam van a ticket, as it was parked to collect foam from the public in the Buccaneer Beach lot – bummer …