Mercedes-Benz x Garrett McNamara Cork Surfboard

Mercedes-Benz has partnered with world-class Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara and Portuguese company Polen Surfboards to produce two new, innovative surfboards. The first, made entirely from the renewable raw material of cork, has already been handed over to McNamara and can be seen in the gallery above. “As Portugal is the world’s biggest producer of cork, it makes sense to use that material to produce high-performance surfboards,” explains McNamara. “For surfing high waves, we need a flexible board that is also tough enough not to break.”

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