Bjorn Holm Reto recycles skateboards to create surfboards. The two sports have been synonymous since the inception of skateboarding by surfers. Since then the sports have continually learned and grown from each other. The Reto project is the perfect amalgamation of the two. The project began back in December 2011, when Finnish designer Björn Holm decided to use broken skateboard wood to create a surfboard.
The Bjorn Holm Reto project cleverly refurbishes the bright colorful wood that would otherwise end up in landfills. Holm, who studied furniture design, took on the daunting task to solely use skateboard wood on the board. The difficulty with only using skateboards is that they lack straight lines. However, Holm's DIY project succeeded and he created a 6'4" surfboard that can ride the waves.