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Tasty waves, a cool buzz: N.H. man surfs with coffee cup board

  • In this undated photo, Korey Nolan of Hampton Falls, N.H., stands with the surfboard he made using hundreds of Dunkin' Donuts coffee cups and other single-use materials. He compressed the raw materials together and finished the board using bamboo, epoxy and more. (Ioanna Raptis/Portsmouth Herald via AP) Portsmouth Herald via AP

  • In this Sept. 12, 2018 photo by Becky Nolan in Hampton, N.H., surfer Korey Nolan holds a surfboard he made out of discarded Dunkin' Donuts coffee cups. Thirty-two-year-old Nolan, of Hampton Falls, spent seven months collecting the cups for a competition put on by surf brand Vissla called Creators and Innovators Upcycle Contest. (Becky Nolan/Courtesy of Korey Nolan via AP) Becky Nolan

The Associated Press
Published: 3/30/2019 10:48:11 PM
Modified: 3/30/2019 10:48:12 PM

HAMPTON FALLS, N.H. — A New Hampshire man placed second in an innovation contest after fashioning a surfboard out of hundreds of used Dunkin’ Donuts coffee cups.

Thirty-two-year-old Korey Nolan, of Hampton Falls, spent seven months collecting the cups for a competition put on by surf brand Vissla called Creators and Innovators Upcycle Contest. The Portsmouth Herald reported that Nolan’s board is made out of 700 cups.

Nolan also used more than 30 plastic straws and other materials in his board. Most cups came from family members who gave them to Nolan, though some were picked up from the roadside.

The Herald reported that Nolan compressed the raw materials together and finished the board using bamboo, epoxy and more. The top honors went to Titouan La Droitte, who built a board out of 150 aluminum cans.




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