Two new, innovative surfboards.
Two new, innovative surfboards are currently being built in collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and the world-class Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara. The first, made entirely from Portuguese cork, has already been handed over to McNamara. The second board is being produced from a foam material used in the manufacture of aircraft wings. McNamara brought this material with him from California. The surfing legend and current world record holder plans to use the two boards to ride the high waves off the Portuguese coast in Nazaré.
Mercedes-Benz designers began working together with McNamara on MBoard project 1.0 back in 2013. This gave rise to four surfboards, which were built in Portugal and are especially suitable for surfing giant waves. They all have different forms and are tailored to McNamara’s height and weight.