MERCEDES-BENZ SURFBOARD FOR GARRETT MCNAMARA

The mercedes-benz design studio have just delivered their latest surfboard made entirely of portuguese cork to hawaiian big-wave surfer garrett mcnamara. conceived as a collaboration with corticeira amorim cork composites, the new board will be used to ride the biggest waves in the world in nazaré, portugal. the ‘mboardproject, which was initiated by mercedes-benz in 2013, resulted in the production of the silver arrow of the seas, designed by BBDO portugal. fast-forward a year and mercedes-benz has taken this challenge further by developing a surfboard entirely made of a local material, traditionally used to manufacture bottle stoppers.

 

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