Cornish Gems Bellyboard
The Cornish Gems bellyboard is made from the highest quality sustainably sourced FSC accredited 9mm birch plywood. The board is dipped in aqua blue paint, reminiscent of the clear blue seas around the Cornish coast line.
It is then hand screen printed with our exclusive Cornish Gems design.
The footprints in the foreground disappear into a calm sea. Depicting the iconic St Michaels Mount silhouetted against an aqua skyline in navy ink this scene is a classic Cornish memory.
This board has been exclusively designed by Cornish Gems as part of our ongoing sustainability programme. Cheap polystyrene boards are a huge issue our oceans and coastlines. Environmental charities BeachCare and Surfers Against Sewage report the necessity of cleaning up thousands of these boards every year. When they break thousands of small beads or micro- plastics are released into the sea and harm our marine wildlife.
We are emphasising the phrase, ‘leave only your footprints’ as a reminder to us all that we are responsible for the care and well being of the natural environment in Cornwall. With this sustainable, locally made bellyboard you can still have a lot of fun surfing the waves year after year without creating plastic waste.
Why a wooden bellyboard is better for our environment:
- This product is made locally, not shipped from overseas.
- The Cornish Gems bellyboard is made from sustainably sourced FSC accredited birch plywood.
- Created for more than a few uses, this is a quality product expected to last many years.
- Birch trees absorb more CO2 during their growth than is emitted during the production process.
- Wood is biodegradable, unlike polystyrene which will pollute our waters for centuries.
- As a valued item, this board is much less likely to end up in landfill.
- Length: 120cm
- Nose Width: 30 cm
- Tail Width: 29 cm
- Thickness: 0.9 cm
If you love this product why not check out our new collection of Eco-houses for your next visit to Cornwall.
Surfers Against Sewage is our 2021 Charity of the Year. You can learn more about the plastic-free movement by clicking here.
If you want to know more about bellyboarding Dick Pearce has some great advice.
For another way to reduce your single-use plastic consumption why not try our Truthbrush and Tabs bundle?