Record attempt on first ever surfboard made from plastic soup

Plastic Soup Surfer - Dutch shores

In 2014 visual artist and surfer Merijn Tinga is confronted by the plastic he sees washing up on his local surf beach.  Combining adventure, art and the wish to make a statement he builds the first ever surfboard made from washed up plastic waste from the beach. He gets filmmaker Bie Muusze interested to follow him in the building process and the gruesome record attempt that follows. A +450 kilometer downwinder from Belgium to Germany along the Dutch coast to attract attention for plastic pollution. 

See the short edit (38min) here: 

Plastic Soup Surfer - Dutch Shores

Edit from original film by Bie Muusze