After surviving a car crash that almost killed him, San Diego-based artist Richard Morrison decided to design a surfboard that pushed the boundaries of art. As part of his “Enviro Surf Art Series” he combined two of his loves, surfing and drinking, and created the Beer Can Surfboard.
Morrison collected 72 beer cans from a local bar and collaborated with surfboard maker Gary Seagraves to create the 6’2” rocket fish design. They embedded the recycled beer cans into the board using polyurethane and epoxy, creating a lightweight board with twin fins and a shallow tail.
The eco-friendly surfboard will be tested in the next few weeks by Morrison to see if it actually holds up. Until then, it’s definitely a conversation starter!