Mark Price & Firewire top Save The Waves' Business of the Year list
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 May, 2017 - Save The Waves Coalition announces this year’s Wave Saver awardees presented by Peak Design. Honoring an outstanding athlete, business and environmentalist for their contributions to protecting our waves and coasts, this year’s winners are Water Photographer Sachi Cunningham, Mark Price CEO of Firewire Surfboards, and Anna Cummins and Dr. Marcus Eriksen Co-Founders of the 5 Gyres Institute.
Winning Wave Saver Business of the Year, CEO Mark Price and Firewire Surfboards have long been leaders in sustainability within the surf industry. Dedicated to building high performance surfboards and accessories, they strive to do so with the lowest possible impact on the environment.
Firewire embraced the ECOBOARD program from day one with the introduction the TIMBERTEK models and converted their entire production to Entropy Super Sap bio-resin. With over 10,000 TIMBERTEK boards in the water since its introduction, it has clearly made an impact. They’ve also shown you don’t need to sacrifice performance for sustainability, and were most recently recognized by the Surf Industry Manufacturer’s Association for 2017 Breakout Brand of the Year, Performance Shortboard of the Year, and Longboard of the Year.
In addition to recognizing the Wave Savers, the Life is a Wave event will feature a live and silent auction, with live music by Brushfire Records’ ALO, and hosted by TV personality Angela Sun. All funds raised go direc tly to support Save The Waves’ environmental programs around the world. The event is May 20 in San Francisco.