Put a Cork in It! :: Wine Cork Surfboards

by Nannette Eaton on July 21, 2014

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Wine Harlots love wine, but we are also enchanted by the creativity and ingenuity of artisans who use the waste products of wine — corks and bottles — and then reimagine and craft them into purposeful, beautiful and useful items.

three surfers on the beach with wine cork surfboards

RichPeopleThings, a social enterprise located in the Murcia wine region in Spain, has created stunning surfboards constructed out of used wine corks. Due to the custom, hand-crafted nature of the work, the surfboards aren’t cheap. The cost of the boards begin at $2043 (1500€) for a bodyboard and range up to $9533 (7000€) for a 10’ longboard. (Prices are in Euros, the conversion rate at the time of publication was 1€ = $1.36.)

close-up detail of wine cork surfboard
Photo credit:  RichPeopleThings ©2014

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Cory July 22, 2014 at 10:42 am

Ha, rich people things sums it up nicely. But for those that could afford this luxury it seems like an awesome product.

Nannette Eaton July 22, 2014 at 11:16 am

I too, initially thought, “things rich people like.” But on their website, they discuss that people automatically use the word “rich” to describe only material wealth. In Spain, unemployment is over 25%, and as such they are exploring both beauty and value of other pursuits that cannot to purchased.

http://www.richpeoplethings.net/about-us1.html

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