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How Ventana and Cruz Foam are Making Waves with Eco-Friendly Surf Packaging

Updated: Nov 16, 2023


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If you’re a surfer, you know how important it is to protect the ocean and the environment. You also know how frustrating it can be to deal with melted wax, broken fins, or lost screws when you’re out in the water.


Ventana created the Save-A-Surf Box - a unique tool kit that helps you save your surf session from disaster with all the little things you need and often forget, like fin screws, Allen wrench, wax comb/scraper, leash cord, XXL bar of surf wax…even a bottle opener, compass/sundial, guitar pick, and ruler. It keeps your car clean and your wax from melting into your floor or seats. It can be personalized with engraving that’s meaningful to you or for the surfer in your life. It’s the perfect surfer gift that is sure to be cherished for years to come.


But what makes the Save-A-Surf Box even more special is the eco-friendly packaging that's now being used for shipping that was created by Cruz Foam. Cruz Foam is a Santa Cruz-based company producing sustainable materials for primary and secondary protective packaging products for everything from gifts to electronics and appliances to specialty foods and wine.

Surf packaging

Ventana Surfboards & Supplies is one of the first companies to use Cruz Foam for its products. Like Cruz Foam, Ventana is a Santa Cruz-based company. They create hollow, reclaimed wooden surfboards, bodysurfing hand planes, and eco-friendly surf supplies and apparel that are loved by adventurers everywhere. They test their products on some of the most challenging waves on the planet. Their boards are high-performance, surfable works of art that jumpstart conversations in homes and wave lineups.


Ventana has the highest bar for artisanship and environmental responsibility. They use reclaimed wood from various sources, such as old wine barrels, skateboards, guitars, boats, and even John Steinbeck’s boat The Western Flyer. They donate at least 5% of profits to ocean conservation efforts of Save Our Shores, Surfrider Foundation Santa Cruz, Save the Waves Coalition, and the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Ventana also awards its Ocean Conservation Scholarship each year to a deserving college student.


By shipping their Save-A-Surf Box with Cruz Foam packaging, Ventana is not only providing a useful and beautiful product for surfers but also supporting a local and innovative company that is making a positive impact on the planet. Cruz Foam and Ventana are showing how surfing can be a force for good and inspire others to follow nature.

If you’re interested in getting your own Save-A-Surf Box or learning more about Cruz Foam and Ventana Surfboards & Supplies, check out their websites below:


Happy surfing!



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