WAPPA: The Most Eco-Friendly Paddle Board
Eco-friendly products are not always the best products on the market. Sometimes you have to compromise performance or quality to get something that is also good for the environment. But there are a few companies out there that not only practice environmentally conscious manufacturing and business behavior as well as churn out a stellar product. Such is the case with the Wappa brand of stand-up paddleboards.
Each Wappa board is crafted with precision. They are made to last, made to perform at a high level, and most importantly are made in an environmentally conscious manner. We know how difficult it can be for our readers to choose their boards. The stand-up paddleboard community is very passionate about their paddleboards and for good reason. If you’re concerned about the environment, no other company manufacturers stand up paddle boards with as much care and consciousness as Wappa, and even if you could care less if your paddleboard is eco-friendly, the Wappa paddleboards are still some of the best available on the market. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why Wappa paddle boards are some of the best in the water!
A High-Level of Craftsmanship
All great stand up paddle boards begin and end with craftsmanship. Every single Wappa paddleboard takes 29 days to make. Why is so much time taken to make each and every paddleboard? Because quality is more than just a selling point at Wappa, it is a way of life. The average Wappa craftsman has on average over ten years of experience building, shaping, and finishing beautiful stand-up paddleboards. The head shaper at Wappa has over twenty years of experience, and the entire company has a passion for creating quality stand up paddleboards and cultivating complete customer satisfaction. There are not too many stand up paddleboards available on the market that are made with as much care and attention to detail as a Wappa board.
They are the Most Eco-Friendly Boards in the Water
There are a number of different reasons why the Wappa stand up paddleboard is the most eco-friendly board available on the market. First, it is made with bamboo veneers one mm thick on either side of the board. The difference using bamboo makes on the overall environment is huge. Unlike wood, bamboo is a completely renewable resource. It can be harvested every three years! In comparison, wood from trees can only be harvested every 25 years. The other really cool thing about bamboo is that harvesting it doesn’t kill the bamboo forest. In fact, by harvesting a bamboo forest the plants are induced into producing more bamboo shoots. The act of cutting down trees does not have the same effect on wood forests.
Additionally, the factory that makes Wappa boards is run on 100 percent renewable energy using hydroelectric power. Plus, 92 percent of the materials used in the factory to produce Wappa boards are recycled. The board’s foam core is made from 35 percent recycled material, and the epoxy resin used has 31 percent biological content. To take the environmentally friendly practices even further Wappa is able to reduce the amount of epoxy used on each of its stand-up paddleboards by vacuum sealing them in bags, and by using bamboo on the boards Wappa is able to eliminate a layer of fiberglass and epoxy that would have otherwise been used. You can’t find a more eco-friendly stand-up paddleboard anywhere else on the market.
The Wappa SUP is Built to Last
The secret to the Wappa stand up paddle board’s durability is bamboo. Not only does bamboo have the highest weight to strength ratio of any natural fiber known to mankind, but it also has a higher tensile strength than many alloys of steel and higher compressive strength than most mixes of concrete. Bamboo is light, durable, strong, and best of all it is eco-friendly. Wappa paddleboards made with bamboo are 15 percent lighter than their fiberglass and epoxy counterparts. You won’t find a more durable, lightweight stand up paddleboard on the market. Wappa doesn’t just say their boards are the most durable, they back it up with real-world testing. The Wappa stand up paddleboard has been put to the test for over 3900 hours in real-world adverse conditions. Every Wappa board is built partially by hand to ensure that every SUP is of the highest possible quality.
The Wappa SUP is Great for Beginners and Experts Alike
Since bamboo is so lightweight and strong, these stand up paddleboards are great for beginners to learn on. If you’re a seasoned stand-up paddleboarder, you know that stability is one of the biggest concerns when you are starting to learn and get comfortable on the board in the water. Wappa paddleboards offer a high level of stability, and since they are so lightweight, anyone can carry them making them perfect for everyone in the family.
The Bamboo Wappa SUP is Affordable
After hearing about all of the great aspects of the Wappa SUP, you must be thinking it is more expensive than the competition. After all, it is hand-built over 29 days, it is environmentally friendly, and built-in a factory that uses 100 percent renewable energy. Usually, eco-friendly products will cost you more, but not the Wappa stand up paddleboard! In fact, compared to the competition the Wappa SUP is one of the most affordable options on the market. This SUP is stylish, lightweight, durable, eco-friendly, and affordable.
It is hard today to find companies that not only take great pride in their product and craftsmanship but also take great care to do right by the environment on the planet that we all share together. Some values are bigger than profits. Wappa’s commitment to creating an eco-friendly stand-up paddleboard that performs at a high-level is the cornerstone of their business. A lot of companies talk the talk and consistently fail to do anything meaningful to help the environment, but Wappa is different. They run their factory on 100 percent renewable energy, and they only use the highest quality eco-friendly materials to make their SUPs.