Department or Program

Environmental Studies


This thesis examines the sustainability of traditional surfboard production. Conducting multiple LCAs, the analysis compares the CO2e of traditional surfboards to a wooden surfboard built by the author. The wooden surfboard is not intended to replace the modern surfboard. It is a symbol that is meant to reminds us of the natural relationship between surfing and the environment.

Level of Access

Restricted: Campus/Bates Community Only Access

First Advisor

John Smedley

Date of Graduation

Spring 5-2014

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Number of Pages


Components of Thesis

1 pdf file


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