Ecodek - St Ives Surf School, Cornwall
Ecodek St Ives Surf School
Situated on the stunning North coast of Cornwall on picturesque Porthmeor Beach right in the heart of this famous artists’ town is St Ives Surf School. The school offers tuition in surf, kayak, paddleboard and coasteering and is a surprising hive of activity all year round. We visited on a very cold, wet and windy day in April and the set up was in full swing even then despite the school informing all passers by that the morning’s conditions were “waist high crumbly little peelers”! They are hardy types these surfers!
Owner Harris Rothschild first contacted Ecodek back in January 2017 to discuss the use of ecodek® AT deckboards on the edge of the beach to house hire equipment. We supplied him with boards to create an expanded area to accommodate his growing number of customers. The area included a ramp and proved so popular that he decided to extend yet further in the Spring of 2018. The boards provide a slip resistant and low maintenance area in keeping with the natural surroundings. All in all, the appearance is of a very natural look. The grooved finish on the boards means that the boards can be easily swept clean of sand and seaweed to maintain the safe flooring surface.
We wish Harris well with his already successful business and look forward to expanding the area of decking as his company goes from strength to strength.
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