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Balsa Wood Cultivation

Since our hollow balsa wood surfboards are exclusively handmade, the production process requires up to 60 working hours. This is about six times as long as it takes to produce a conventional foam board.

The process begins with the sowing of the balsa seeds in the greenhouse and continues three months later with planting the seedlings between bananas, yucca and beans. It takes 3-4 years before the trees have grown to the sufficient height for harvesting. After they have been sliced into blocks they are transported to the nearest road, and from there are brought to the coast. In the local climate the wooden blocks dry in about 2-3 months.