Mercedes-Benz develops surfboard for Garrett McNamara [video]

Mercedes-Benz has created a surfboard specially developed for well-known Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara.

Mercedes-Benz has created a surfboard specially developed for well-known Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara.

Although they have been quite busy with the new C-Class and S-Class Coupe, Mercedes-Benz still had the time to create their very own surfboard. It was developed at the firm's Design Centre in Sindelfinge in collaboration with reputable surfer Garrett McNamara. Their main task was to establish the suitable weight distribution and type of material to come up with another example of the company's motto: "the best or nothing."

Four surfboards were created and all of them were tested by McNamara earlier this month in Portugal. The boards conducted winter testing as well as spending many hours in the wind tunnel. Mercedes-Benz says the cooperation could be extended onto other projects later this year.

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