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We do like an alternative surf craft, we've been big bodysurfers for years, in fact we've probably ridden prone thanks to shooting film and photos for the lat 30 years more than standup so we appreciate all associated devices. Olaus down in Penzance shapes some of the most beautiful craft we have ever seen, sustainably for a growing number of prone enthusiasts. He sent the below release about their selection for small business Saturday and it's an excuse for you guys to check him out HERE Follow him on Insta HERE

Kiri Surfboards, based near Penzance, Cornwall has been chosen as one of 100 impressive small businesses from across the UK to mark the official count down to this year’s Small Business Saturday UK.

Kiri Surfboards was founded by Olaus McLeod early in 2020, to provide a sustainable alternative to the plastic-based surfboards and bodyboards, which pollute our beaches, coasts and oceans. Kiri was selected to be part of the campaign’s prestigious Small Biz 100 line-up, which showcases 100 inspirational small


businesses around the UK.

Now in its ninth year in the UK, Small Business Saturday celebrates small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and support businesses in their communities. This year it is calling on the nation to share a ‘big thank you’ with small

firms to recognise their vital role throughout the pandemic.


Kiri Surfboards will be highlighted on social media on Thursday


30 September, 2021 as part of the 100-day countdown to

Business Saturday UK.


Olaus McLeod, founder of Kiri Surfboards, said: “It is an absolute privilege to have been selected to be part of the Small Biz 100. This year, the Small Biz 100 is particularly focussing on companies who have prioritised sustainability, so it is a huge accolade for Kiri Surfboards to have been recognised for their commitment to offer an environmentally friendly way to enjoy the


“Small Biz 100 gives us a fantastic opportunity to share our message with a UK-wide audience, about the need for sustainable production methods in an industry, long frowned upon for the

toxicity of its products.”

“To celebrate our inclusion in the Small Biz 100, Kiri will be offering some amazing deals on our sustainable surfboards and organic clothing, on 30 September. We are also inviting surfers of wooden bellyboards and surfboards to join us for a celebration of sustainable surfing on Saturday 02 October. Full details will be

available on our Instagram and Facebook pages:”

Small Business Saturday UK will return on 4 December 2021, following record-breaking success last year, which saw an estimated £1.1 billion spent with small businesses on the day


This year, ahead of the UN Climate Summit COP26 in Glasgow, the SmallBiz100 features small firms with a passion for sustainability, to demonstrate the important part small businesses play in tackling climate change and helping the UK to achieve net zero. Kiri Surfboards was established with the stated aim of donating a percentage of its profits to ocean regeneration projects. Kiri’s mission is to constantly improve its production methods and the materials it uses, to create the most environmentally friendly

surf products on the market. Kiri’s long-term ambition is to

become the go-to sustainable surf brand.

Michelle Ovens CBE, Director of Small Business Saturday

UK, said:

“Throughout the crisis we have been reminded of the special role that small firms play in local areas, looking after their customers, communities and the planet. We are excited to be kicking off this year’s campaign to show our thanks to amazing small businesses like Kiri Surfboards. As firms recover from the challenges of the pandemic we are calling upon everyone to get behind the campaign to make it our most impactful Small Business Saturday