Since 2013, Volcom has partnered with ocean-health non-profit Sustainable Surf to make the Pipe Pro a Deep Blue Event. The longest running Deep Blue Event – continually setting the bar for what it means to make a surf event sustainable.
Since 2013, with the help of Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, the Volcom Pipe Pro has recycled and composted more than 8,000 lbs of material. Food waste and cardboard is composted right across from the two Pipe houses at the Waihuena Farm – where they grow food that is used to feed hungry Volcom athletes during the event.
The Volcom Pipe Pro is the first major surf event to run on 100% biofuel – made in Hawaii. Both of the Pipe houses are also powered by solar – so Volcom family and friends are using home grown power all year long.
In the 10 years the Pipe Pro has run Volcom has donated nearly $500,000 to local community groups. Supporting groups like the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii, Live like Sion foundation, Sunset Elementary and Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii.
The Volcom Pipe Pro is a carbon neutral event. Since 2013, the event has offset more than 2,000 tonnes of carbon. Volcom has made big efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and offset the rest of that footprint by supporting projects [like tree planting] all around the world.