NEW Product Arbor Shaper Series Surfskate featuring Carver Trucks

NEW Product Arbor Shaper Series Surf Skate featuring carver trucks

When we first started making skateboards
in the mid-90’s, it was nearly impossible to find a quality standard truck, with a wide hanger. We ended up turning to another small company that was casting trucks locally. That company was Carver, and we’ve been proud to call them friends for almost 25 years.

As we began to explore the idea of entering the Surfskate Arena, and bring in our focus on sustainable materials and natural woods, there was no question that we would once again turn to our friends at Carver for trucks. We could not be more proud to be working with them. Carver started the movement, and continues to lead the way with performance and quality.

To tie together the unique heritage of Arbor and Carver, and the surfboard shaping tradition that inspires much of what we both do, we partnered with two of today’s most innovative shapers on the design of this new offering. Each brought a distinct vision for shape and aesthetic to this ultra-collaborative project, that we are calling the Shaper Series.

Arbor is also proud to support these great organisations.

The Conservation Alliance, Ourdoor business giving back to the outdoors

The Conservation Alliance is a group of like-mind companies that disburses its collective annual membership dues to grassroots environmental organisations. We direct our funding to community-based campaigns to protect threatened wild habitat and outdoor recreation. The Alliance was founded in 1989 by outdoor industry leaders REI, Patagonia, The North Face, and Kelty, who shared the goal of increasing outdoor industry support for conservation efforts. We now have more than 220 member companies, and plan to disburse $1.9 million in 2018.

Since its inception in 1989, the Alliance has contributed more than $20 million to grassroots conservation groups throughout North America. The results of our funding have been remarkable. Alliance funding has helped save 51 million acres of wildlands; protect 3,102 miles of rivers; stop or remove 30 dams; designate five marine reserves; and purchase 13 climbing areas. We follow a rigorous grant proposal review process that ensures our grants go to organizations that can succeed given the necessary financial resources. Click here for a list of our grantees.

Our goal is to grow the Conservation Alliance such that our annual grant budget exceeds $2 million. Though the vast majority of those funds will always come from our member companies, we invite you to add your resources to our grant fund. We all believe in conservation, but don’t always know which organizations are doing the most effective work. By supporting The Conservation Alliance, you will invest in an array of the most compelling conservation projects in North America. Your donation to the Alliance will help increase our grant fund, and support ever more effective conservation groups.

Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide. We’re moms, we’re surfers, we’re kids and teens… we’re you. We’re engaged to protect what we love: oceans, waves and beaches. We would love to have you join us, you can join Surfrider here.

Arbor Day Foundation logo

The Arbor Day Foundation inspires people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with over one million members, supporters, and valued partners. The impact we make on our world is accomplished through our conservation and education programs.