Sustainable Surf wins the Agent of Change award for 2014

The 2014 Surfer Poll has recognized our efforts to transform surf culture to protect the ocean playground.

Our Mission


Deep Blue Surfing Events

A comprehensive program to make surf contests more sustainable. Used at 14 world tour events since 2011.

Waste to Waves

Featuring our ambassador Rob Machado shaping and surfing his new “Machado Creations” Ecoboard made with recycled styrofoam.

The ECOBOARD Project

The industry-standard verification program for sustainable surfboards.

Deep Blue Life

Learn about our program to help surfers live an ocean-friendly lifestyle.

Waste to Waves

Waste to Waves is an award-winning program to recycle styrofoam.

Deep Blue Life

Learn how to live an ocean-friendly lifestyle that saves money and improves your life. (click title to read more…)

What’s in your board?


See the online version of our museum exhibit, “What’s In Your Board?”. This exhibit was developed in partnership with the Surfing Heritage and Cultural Center.

Our Strategy


Leading scientists warn that our waves are threatened by the effects of climate change including – ocean acidification, sea level rise and damaged coastlines. We take a positive, “systems thinking” approach towards solving these issues. How?