US Hemp Co started with the US Hemp Co Museum with a gift shop namedHemp Horizons. Our first container shipments came from Hungary and China and gave way to many of the items displayed at the Hemp Museum. Most items were made from local folks who voluntered their time to help show how our future could be created using Hemp. From the local high school art teacher who created paintings on our True Canavas Art frames, to local craft upholstery of hemp furniture – the future has begun. Santa Cruz Local Eco TV show and the Sentinel featured the Hemp Museum and helped spread the word.
Many new and exciting ways to use hemp emerged out of the Hemp Musuem and the Hemp Horizons gift shop. We attracted folks from all walks who were wanting and willing to help get a sustainble future started. We were able to develop some wonderful products as a result of community involvement.
The hemp surfboard, hemp bike, hemp furniture, hemp artists canvas, and hemp band T’s are the just the beginning. By spreading the word we have been able to sow many seeds that just need your imagination and efforts to become reality. We have put on a very small display of what is possible. A hemp economy is a local economy. A local economy is sustainable, strong, and secure.The future has begun.
twine & textiles
Our organic hemp twine from Hungary was just in time for the rising populartiy of scrapbooking. The traditional art of braiding hemp jewelry gave way to some beautiful creations.
We soon set out to find more way sto replace sythetics with hemp. We heard from the grapevine of a bike designer named Calfee who had made a hemp bike for the 2001 Santa Cruz Hemp Expo. We thought this would be a great idea to revive, so donated a case of premium Romanian Hemp Sliver to Calfee Design. The result was the introduction of hemp lugs in their bamboo bike models. Calfee made some hemp fiber frames as well that tested as strong as carbon fiber but without the carbon footprint. We were thrilled to display this new hemp bike version at the US Hemp Co Musuem.
Over the years we have shared information and materials with folks of all backgrounds interested in makin hemp skis, boats, fribees and more. Stay tuned to see what is next.
Our boards and clothing are Built To Last, thus you will need to buy less in your lifetime. This is less profitable in the short term, but is good for everyone in the long term. Buy less , Surf more. This is good for the planet and future generations.
SKIN:100% Hemp fiber. Stronger and better flex than fiber glass. Available in naturally bleached fibers. Sustainable and non -toxic.
RESIN: Epoxy resin and Bio resin used. Artistic pigmented designs available also.
CORE: EPS Standard. Eco Options available: Biofoam: A true bio based product from renewable agricultural resources. Life cycle analysis indicates 30% less global warming emissions, 61% reduction in energy use, and a 23% reduction in total energy demand. Tan colored core.
ICE 9: Surgar cand based core also available. White color core.
In an age of mass consumption, United Surfers stands as a hopeful vision of what is possible when we view ourselves as citizens instead of consumers. We are focused on a single goal: to focus on cooperation and community instead of competition and profits.
We understand that making a lasting product decreases the burden on our eco systems. Our team is absolutely determined to help lay a foundation for a better more sustainable future for our children, grandchildren, and beyond.
A return to natural resources is a return to community based economies, non-toxic, biodegradable products, closed loop carbon cycles, and a brighter tomorrow.
The Scrambler: 9 ft to 10 ft x 21 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in
This board is for those about to rock. You will get more waves than anybody else in the line up. THis one will get you eggscited.
Hemp Pro: 5.5 to 6.5 ft x 20 in x 2 1/2 in
The stardard thruster shortboard still remains the top choice for fast, progressive surfing. Radical surfers, tend to ride their boards with as little volume as possible without becoming too small. This allows the surfer to have quick response and control of the board in all situations. The shortboards are best for all conditions from double overhead down to double over ankle.
Classic Funboard: 7 ft 8 in x 22 in x 3.25 in
Single-fin or thruster optional. This is a great summertime board for people looking to catch waves and enjoy the ocean. Beginner to advanced surfers - either way this Board is fun, hence the term “funshape”.
Retro Single Fin: 6 ft 6 in x 18 in x 2 3/8 in
This 70’s style single fin with a modern rocker is extremely versatile. No matter what the conditions are like, you can be flying down the line. On this board dodging the draft and all other responsibilities like a true Revolutionary!
Kaimanu Surf Trip: 6 ft 5 in x 18 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in
This is the board you want when the waves are “all-time”, unless you have “all-timers”, then this is the board you want for everyday spitting tubes. This board I ride: 6’5”x 18 3/8”x 2 3/8” or so and wouldn’t mind having 5 or 6 of these all with slightly different dimensions. “Did you see that one? It’s going off out there!!” Chad Jackson Shaper - Team Rider
High Wave: 8 ft to 10 ft x 18 in x 2 1/2 in
Hawaiian-style gun for big days at the best breaks. This design can be modified greatly to match your size and preference, how big do you want to go?
Big Kahuna: 9 ft 2 in x 21 in x 3 in
This board is for catching waves on any day from intermediate riders and beginners just riding the ankle slappers.You can literally be the “king of the knee-high.” For more progressive nose riding and turning consider taking out some thickness and width, and give it an optional thruster setup.
5’ 10” long x 22 1/4
wide x 2 5/8 thick &
6’ 7” long x 22 1/2 wide x 2 5/8 thick
Fishes work great in a variety of conditions, fast and flowy having the paddling power of a bigger board while surfing like a shortboard. The twin fin setup with a wide swallow tail surfs very down the line and somewhat stable. For a more progressive fish consider single or double wings enabling tighter turns and more top to bottom flow. Typical dimensions are 4-6 inches shorter than your thruster and with a small trailer fin plug. Check out the Kaimanu disco biscuit coming soon. You can also order this with an smaller and more progressive tail.
Chad Jackson in Central California
Big Mikey likey
Richard Cedano at our home base
Built To Last
Jose "Jarita" Gomez
Memorial Circle in Hawaii
Shared by Jose "Jarita"Gomez while in the North Shore Hawaii
Richard Cedano and Caesar Surf Dog
Thanks to Bruddah Les for contributing his great talent to our cause.
Santa Cruz Beauty
Surfers Journal: Our first article about our hemp surfboard project
Featured are Neftali "Nef" Espino, Aaron Carvajal, and Chad Jackson
Surfing Magazine Green issue featuring the hemp suefboards.
Damien Russell's Surf Your Life
Damien Russell contributed to US Hemp Co greatly during his last year of life which he spent sharing his legacy with us. We will cherish the energy he left and continue his message and heartfelt devotion to life.
The Three Amigos
Protype Hemp Board
Our first hemp grassed thruster.
These first hemp grassed boards were built to last using a vacuum bag technique developed by Kevin MacArgal and Aaron Carvajal.
Hemp surfboard tail with Hemp leash and rasta stripes.
Carilli Art on Hemp Board
Many of our boards went eco all the way by incorporating wooden fins of redwood and other wood types. This board was made this last year in Hawaii by John Carilli.
Aaron with First Hemp Board
The first hemp grassed surfboard we made.
This board was a collaboration of skill and efforts of Kevin MacArgal, Amy Hoppin, and Aaron Carvajal
2 Tone hemp board
US Hemp Surfboards
Big Kahuna natural hemp long board
Bleached Hemp Suefboard
Hemp Art Board by Carilli
John Carilli Art Hemp Board - Hawaii 2011
Richard Cedano finishing a fish tail.
Hemp T shirt and 100% Hemp Freedom Hat
Hemp T shirts and caps
Tell The Children The Truth Mural
This was on our home page for quite a while as we launched United Surfers and the Hemp Surfboards.
WHY HEMP?Hemp is overall, the strongest, most durable, longest lasting natural fiber on Earth. With it’s unparalleled strength, resiliency and antimicrobrial properties, it is the finest fiber for textiles.
The hollow shaft structure of the fiber retain warmth in the winter and insulate the body from warm temperatures in the summer. What’s more, it requires no synthetic pesticides or herbicides to grow, making hemp a sustainable and responsible choice.
Among it’s many phenomenal properties, fabrics containing at least 50 percent hemp, block the sun’s ultraviolet rays more effectively than do other fabrics. Combined with anti-microbial properties, hemp does not trap odor causing bacteria like cotton and most synthetics., making it an ideal choice for the outdoors and active lifestyles.
Our clothing lines have gone through many seasons of change. We are curretnly concentrating our efforts on spreading the word about hemp with our hemp blend t-shirts and hoodies. We can make any custom print for your band, team, event, or organization. Thanks for considering hemp.
Chad & Richard
Woman's Wave T-shirt
Kids Hemp T-shirts
Woman's O neck
Undyed Hemp T-shirt
Built to Last
2006 Hemp line
Birds Kids T-shirt
US Hemp Longsleeve
Richard Cedano with Wave T
The Ultimate Way to Harness the Sun's Energy
Womens Hemp T Shirt
Our catalog shows just a sample of what is possible. We would love to hear about any new ideas using hemp textiles. Hemp comes in hundreds of different weaves from heavy canvas to delicate linens. There are also many blends such as hemp/silk, hemp/wool, hemp/recycled polyester and more.
US Hemp Woman
Tell the Children the Truth
US Hemp Museum
Over the years many good people have come to us for help in getting their hemp line up launched. We are always happy and willing to lend our expertise and help make some waves of change. Check out some of the projects that we have been involved with over the years:
Cassandra Carvajal is inspired by her appreciation and respect for natures beauty and resources. Fabrics that come from renewable sources were chosen because they can be replenished by natural processes at a rate comparable to their rate of consumption. These designs avoid the use of new petroleum based products such as polyester, rayon, and acrylic that are made from non-renewable sources.
Cassandra Carvajal’s finely crafted vinatage inspired designs have been made using natures finest natural fibers, and when possible, vintage and recycled materials. They have been meticulously cut and carefully constructed to accentuate the natural curves of a woman, providing a tailor made feel.
Drape yourself in eco friendly style and allow these designs to reveal the inherent feminine beauty in you.
We were glad to work with the great guys from Local while they were developing their eco venture. Dan Beauchene and Chad Jackson vsited us early in 2007 after hearing about our hemp surfboard project. Chad lent his great talents and insight to make the hemp surfboards their best. We worked together for several years in promoting the hemp surfboard and eco lifestyle. We are thankful for the many good times and memories. We are very happy and proud to see the incredible waves that Local has made in inspiring folks to get in touch with their “alter eco.” Here are some photos of our early adventures. VISIT SITE
Primo Hemp Apparel is inspired by the Sport Fishing culture in the Carribean. Primo calls Puert Rico home base, but has deep California roots as well. The characteristics of hemp blend t shirts are perfect fora ny fisherman or outdorrs enthusiast. Hemp naturally repeals UV rays and keeps steady temperature due to it’s insulating hollow shaft fibers. The natural anti-bacterial nature of hemp will allow you to stay fresh. Breath easy in these fine hemp t-shirts especially for a seaman’s adventures.