jul 02, 2008
cardboard surfboard by mike sheldrake
the surfboard’s frame is cut from 16.6 square feet of cardboard and covered in transparent fiberglass
image © brian klutch
mike sheldrake surfer and former web programmer has designed a cardboard surfboard,
using 3d modelling software. each cardboard slat is cut using a computer controlled saw.
when each slat is snapped together the slats form hexagonal and triangular patterns,
giving the board its structural strength. to make the board waterproof sheldrake used the
same methods used for traditional surfboards, wrapping it in fibreglass cloth hardened with
epoxy resin. sheldrake is still experimenting with materials, to make the board lighter before
he puts into manufacture.