As for the student who needed a push in the classroom, the JUC Surf team told him that the university would pay for a board for him (in fact, the university did not pay for this) if he did all the work himself, from materials research to design work. He did the work, and the team started building its first carbon fiber board.

When the company announced the creation of what is reported to be the world’s first recycled carbon fiber surfboard, there was great interest from around the world, including an inquiry from ELG Carbon Fibre.

For now, the JUC Surf team is producing the boards with the help of local shapers. They are planning a Kickstarter campaign and hope to secure testimonials from professional riders to drive growth.