About - Snapper

About

SNAPPER WHO? SNAPPERX

SNAPPERX

Snapperx manufactures surfboards that are entirely made from balsa wood. We plant balsa trees in destroyed Indonesian rainforest areas, with the ultimate goal of restoring an entire ecoregion. The boards are high performance, zero waste & lightweight. The average weight of a 6ft surfboard is 3.5kg. This is similar to the weight of a well-glassed foam surfboard of equal dimensions.

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CONSERVATION

At Snapperx, we have a deep sense of respect for all the natural systems that sustain us. That's why we are actively involved in coral reef restoration, rainforest reforestation and turtle beach protection on the islands of Borneo and Sulawesi, Indonesia. We also support external projects by bringing the right people together and fighting for one and the same purpose.

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OCEAN STORE

Our shop, your impact!
In the Snapperx Ocean Store we bring together brands from all over the world that share the same vision: protecting the future of our planet.
The in store brands donate 1% of their sales to environmental nonprofits that help fight climate change. So every time you buy a product, a portion of your money goes straight back into our planet.

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SUSTAINABLE SURFBOARDS WITH A POSITIVE IMPACT

When Belgian surfer Tom Nuytens went in search for a new surfboard, he found himself frustrated. Surfboard building is not the cleanest process. The by-product and refuse from epoxy and foam boards are a toxic stew of chemicals that make for a huge carbon footprint. It’s been estimated that the surf industry leads to 220,000 tons of CO2 a year. Most boards made from sustainable materials such as wood are still either too heavy to surf enjoyably and if they do end up being light, then they become unaffordable.

Tom decided to do something about it. For the past two years, he dedicated himself to building high performance, lightweight surfboards with zero waste production process that won’t break your wallet. To achieve this he travelled back and forth between Belgium and Indonesia in search of the perfect balsa wood and also establish a world class surfboard factory in East Java.

During his travels he built strong connections with locals. He collaborated with them to find a way for surfing to have a positive impact on our environment. What if surfboard manufacturing could undo some of the damage that humankind has caused to our rainforests, oceans and beaches? What if it could help protect, preserve and restore our planet?

Snapperx was born. A brand that manufactures green surfboards that also plays an active role in restoring rainforests, replanting coral reefs and preserving animal life in Indonesia.

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