Sustainable practices support ecological, human, and economic health and vitality. Sustainability presumes that resources are finite, and should be used conservatively and wisely with a view to long-term priorities and consequences of the ways in which resources are used. In simplest terms, sustainability is about our children and our grandchildren, and the world we will leave them.
Durability - A core belief of Dark Arts founder Justin Ternes, is that your surfboard should be built to last and not compromise performance. The idea of minimizing consumption is a way of life on the Ternes farm. “Growing your own food, and slowing the pace of life to appreciate the little things is what it’s all about.” A reminder that the dedication to carbon crafted surfboards can have an impact on the future generation in just changing thought processes around surfboards are meant to break within in a few months.
Operating a surfboard factory in the United States, let alone California, demands the highest standards of regulations in material use. The alternative of unregulated off shore manufacturing isn’t an option.
It’s amazing to connect with surfers such as Chippa and Brinkley who are dedicated to a similar more simple way of life, recognizing fully the importance of preserving the earth and its resources that we have been gifted. It was a pleasure to build them boards that will stand the test of their travels and performance.