ERTHA’s mission is to revolutionize the surf industry through the production of high performance & sustainable surfboards. ERTHA's model provides scalability through high-tech lean industrial production. Fundraising is to expand its product range & conquer markets through Hawaii, the Mecca of Surfing.
- Targetting Sustainability: Refuse, Reduce, Re-use, Recycle production model
- Technology: Automated, scalable & lean production
- Fashion: Unique, Highly Customizable Works of Art
- Knowledge: Team of professionals led by former pro-surfer
During a beach clean-up, our Founder Ettore saw a small piece of surfboard along with other waste. It made him think about a problem; 13M boards are produced every year which is the equivalent to an estimated 500k m3 of plastic released in the environment. We estimate that it is 10x Santiago Cathedrals full of broken surfboards.
Surfers are generally environmentally conscious but they don't have a real alternative to traditional boards that is both truly sustainable and high-performance.
Moved by this vision, he onboarded a team of skilled professionals and they developed 4 innovative technologies to create high-performance Organic/Recycled Eco-surfboards, one being a 100% wooden board in a DIY kit, We aim to develop a low carbon footprint solution for surfing.
- Zack Noyle is coming onboard from Hawaii as an investor.
- Co-branding with JAM for Organic trackpad
- Letter of intent for a Brand extension with Seat Cupra
We are currently designing our 5th construction technology: the Eco-Soft Top surfboard.
This new technology is aimed at beginner surfers. The most dynamic and fast-growing surfboard market, which doesn’t offer many sustainable alternatives, as the majority of surfboard manufacturers are still using carcinogenic petroleum-based materials..
With your help we will finalise this new product and turn a share of this market green.
ERTHA members are moved by the same vision. Their goal is to revolutionize the surf industry by creating 100% sustainable, eco-friendly surfboards.
Ettore Burdese – CEO: Former professional surfer and architect actively involved in sustainable development, driven by the desire to protect the environment and profound lover of the sea and surfing. ERTHA it is the bridge between his two passions.
Cesar Castro Cidre – CTO (full time post raise): Production management and R&D in the wood and furniture sector, trained at the Wood Technology Center (CIS Galicia) in parametric design, biodegradable treatments and enhanced natural durability of wood.
Michele Renzini – ECD (part time): Award winning architect and sea lover, with experience ranging from extra-large scale urban planning to extra-small industrial products, constantly integrating high sustainability for contemporary living.
Lorenzo Babini – BDM (full time post raise): Financial Business Partner with a multicultural mindset and solid experience in Financial Planning, Control, Reporting. Degree in Management Engineering. Experienced in positions of responsibility in the USA, Australia and Europe.
David Conde – Financial ADV (part time): Fintech entrepreneur, founder of Coinscrap Finance in 2016, MBA from IESIDE and an Executive MBA from the University of Nebrija, as well as the Fintech Certicate from MIT .