Listen to podcasts focusing on our core areas - product innovation, materials science and analysing consumer behaviours. Ideas from the innovative space where surfing and sustainability meet. Featuring designers, experts and original thinkers.
Vipe Desai is a Board Executive, Business Strategist and Philanthropist, and the current Executive Director of the Surf Industry Members Association (SIMA). Vipe has more than 35 years of experience spanning retail, brand building, event planning and philanthropy to SIMA. Within the role, Vipe champions the mission of supporting the surf industry’s dynamic growth through fearless innovation, endless stoke, and sustainability.
Vinita Baravkar is the founder of Bhumi, which translates as Mother Earth in Sanskrit. Bhumi make organic, pure, and chemical-free products with the highest of manufacturing standards. Vinita talks about materials and production methods behind the scenes at Bhumi which sets them apart from market competitors. Learn about the shocking truths in the world of fast-fashion and how Vinita and Bhumi are determined to lead by example, in this fascinating discussion focused on the textile and fashion industries.
Gary McNeill's been surfing for over 50 years and has been shaping surfboards since he was 16 years old. Based in Fingal Head in NSW, Gary McNeill Concepts (his brand) has produced surfboards for free surfer and environmentalist Dave Rastovich, musicians Jack Johnson and Ziggy Alberts, and filmmaker Taylor Steele, to name just a few. Listen to Gary talk about his preferred materials, the importance of good craftsmanship and maintenance of boards, and much more.
Emile and Alastair combined forces with their collective expertise in sustainability, engineering, nanotechnology, automation, and manufacturing, to create the award-winning Sine Surf team. Their surfboards produce less than 0.5 kg of waste, are more than 95% biodegradable and are better than net-zero emissions whilst maintaining competitive market prices.
New Zealander Tom Hobbs is the Co-Founder of Spooked Kooks - a surfboard company that kicked off in 2018, making softboards made from recycled post-consumer plastic waste. Their surfboards are sold worldwide and have used 7500 kilos (and counting) of diverted plastic waste in the process.
Damien is Co-Founder of Varuna Surf, a sustainable wooden surfboard company on a mission to redefine the world of sustainable surfing. Damien is also an environmentalist, public speaker and community leader who works as National Campaign Director for ocean conservation charity the Surfrider Foundation, successfully leading paddle-out protests across Australia.
Tim is an award-winning environmentalist committed to reducing human impacts on the natural world. A keen surfer, Tim is the Co-Founder of the hugely successful not-for-profit Take 3 for the Sea and Ocean Impact Organisation. A regular fixture in news and media, Tim delivers a firm, reasoned and insightful case for ‘business as unusual’ to create an abundant and sustainable future for Planet Ocean and its inhabitants.
Co-Founder of Nomads Surfing based in Bordeaux, France, Thomas studied civil engineering in Lille before hatching the idea to start Nomads in 2018 with his traveling friends in South East Asia, Nicolas and Basile, who became his fellow Co-Founders.
Tully White is one of the world’s top professional longboarders and is currently competing on the WSL world longboard tour. From Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Tully is one of the most elegant and poised longboard surfers in the game and has a keen interest in environmentalism.
Featuring Richie Mulder, Co-Founder of Carbonhalo, who provide verified carbon credits that fund emissions reductions projects across the globe. Richie, a keen surfer, talks about the basics of carbon offsetting and how it can apply to the surfing world.
Featuring Marcelina Piña, Founder of Piña Surfboards based in Costa Rica. Marcelina trained to be a carpenter in Germany before setting off to fulfil a dream career as a timber surfboard shaper in Nosara, Costa Rica.