Mercedes Made A Portuguese Cork Surfboard
Designed and shaped for legendary big wave surfer Garrett McNamara, Mercedes-Benz teamed up with Corticeira Amorim (the largest cork producer in the world) to create a cutting edge surfboard made entirely out of cork.
Aside from looking like the S-Class of surfboards, this gun was constructed for a singular purpose: to surf the world's largest and most dangerous waves in Nazaré, Portugal.
McNamara wanted a durable, yet flexible board that could take a pounding and stay fully intact under even the most epic conditions.
Cork was the perfect answer. Not only is cork a renewable resource, but Portugal leads the world in its manufacturing.
The straps are utilized for tow-ins, which McNamara helped pioneer in Hawaii during the early '90s.
If you could ride giants on a Mercedes-Benz surfboard made out of cork, you'd likely be giving a thumbs-up as well.