Makara surfboards are built from scratch. Each surfboard blank is glued-up and pressed in the Makara Boardworks using Basswood stringers and lightweight Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam. Basswood is used as a stringer material because of its excellent flexural strength to weight ratio while EPS foam is the only core material that can be recycled and it is half the weight of traditional Polyurethane (PU) foam.
Each surfboard is then hand-shaped using rasps, not an electric planer. Sealing is accomplished with a bio-based epoxy silicate mixture. Strong glassing schedules are utilised to ensure the durability of your Godly ride. Every Makara is finish coated as well as the standard fill coat to ensure there are no microscopic perforations that can occur during the final sanding stage.
Throughout the entire process I collect anything that cannot be recycled in a dedicated bin for each surfboard including used paper towel, latex gloves, sanding dust, etc. Then I weigh this waste and compare it to the net weight of the finished surfboard to determine the production efficiency. Lastly, this score is glassed into the surfboard and the surfboard is ready for delivery.