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Laura K. Cowan

You Can Hang Ten on Artist Rich Morrison's Beer Can Surfboard

by , 06/21/11
filed under: Art, Recycled Materials

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The Beer Can Surfboard, by San Diego artist Rich Morrison is one of the coolest upcycling project we have seen in a while. A functional surfboard coated in an epoxy resin and containing 72 beer cans — including Boddington’s Pub Ale, Budweiser, Modelo, PBR, and Rolling Rock — this surfboard began as an art project to complement Morrison’s Enviro Surf Art Series, but turned into the real deal ready to hit the waves.

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Morrison collected the 72 beer cans from a local bar and turned them into a board with the help of surfboard maker Gary Seagraves. Morrison’s board is a 6’2″ rocket fish design with twin fins and a swallow tail, and we’re betting with one ride, you’ll be screaming “Hang ten!” at the top of your lungs!

+ Enviro Surf Art Series

Via Gizmodo

Photos courtesy of Rich Morrison

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  1. nelsnelson June 26, 2011 at 11:37 am

    This is not upcycling – epoxy resin is horrible for the environment and can never be taken apart nor recycled. This designer has destroyed the beer cans. Furthermore, the epoxy requires resin and chemical hardener, which contributes to the environmental impact due to its high toxicity in the water.

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