It’s going to be fun to try it later

Björn Holm of Finland made a surfboard out of recycled skateboards. It’s the shell only so it’s probably not as heavy as it looks. I cracked up after watching the video, it’s almost like a SNL Digital Short. Everything is so serious, and there’s all the ice, and all of the sudden it’s over and the poor guy hasn’t even gotten to ride it yet.

[Source: Hypbeast via Freshngood.]

Actual photos at Born’s place, including the wet stuff.


  1. john e on May 30, 2012 - Reply

    Well crap, that was a letdown. Let me know when Part 2 comes out.

  2. Welsh Pete on May 30, 2012 - Reply

    Let me know when FInland get some swell. Sick concept though.

  3. surfboard weights 10+ kg (20 lbs)
    nice useless job

    • Guessing some of those old-school Hawaiian jobbies weighed a touch more than that. Useless?

      I feel where your coming from, but it’s still a cool idea.

  4. A heavy surfboard is not neccesarily a bad thing. Might just help in that weak wind swell.

  5. björn on June 1, 2012 - Reply


    Finland is not the best place for surfing thats for sure!
    we get a couple of good waves per year.

    I have had one day of surfing since the board was ready. Before that the ocean was frozen. I took it out that day to test it, and it worked really good! It is not heavy at all, stable in the water and easy to paddle. I got couple of waves and it felt like any other board in my opinion.

    We are planning to make a short video later when we get waves, so you can see how it works in the water.

  6. Nice work, Bjorn. Look forward to seeing the results.

    • I’m no kind of surfer, though I have dabbled. Mostly just stoked to see people building stuff, and following their ideas.

      The only thing cooler than a massive flaming failure is a massive flaming success. And the line that seperates them is often thinner than the proverbial red-hair.

  7. lou sassel on June 2, 2012 - Reply

    hang ten!

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