It’s always been an irony that surfboards are toxic when surfing is meant to be pure.
The smelly fumes of polyurethane are a far cry from the pristine freedom of the deep blue sea.
Clark Foam, who were the biggest manufacturer of the foam blank that forms the core of most modern surfboards, was closed down in 2005 due to environmental irregularities.
The surfing world went into a spin after the flow of 1 000 blanks a day dried up overnight. Surfboard shapers and surf shops around the world panicked.
Gordon Clark, who was 72, had managed to commandeer