Tasty Waves, a Cool Buzz: New Hampshire Man Surfs With Coffee Cup Board

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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)

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 Nolan’s board was 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 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.

For more information about the winners of the Vissla Upcycle Contest, click here

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