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.

Recorded on 22 January 2023 // 29 mins

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.

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Surfer Vs Planet Podcast featuring Emile Theau & Alastair Pilley from Sine Surf. Wavechanger, a Surfers For Climate program

Recorded on 15 December 2022 // 44 mins

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.

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Surfer Vs Planet Podcast featuring Tom Hobbs from Spooked Kooks. Wavechanger, a Surfers For Climate program

Recorded on 30 November 2022 // 35 mins

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.

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Surfer Vs Planet Podcast featuring Damien Cole from Varuna Surf. Wavechanger, a Surfers For Climate program

Recorded on 30 November 2022 // 30 mins

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.

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Surfer Vs Planet Podcast featuring Tim Silverwood from Ocean Impact Organisation. Wavechanger, a Surfers For Climate program

Recorded on 29 November 2022 // 30 mins

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.

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Surfer Vs Planet Podcast featuring Thomas Cervetti Nomads Surfing. Wavechanger, a Surfers For Climate program

Recorded on 18 November 2022 // 45 mins

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.

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Surfer Vs Planet Podcast featuring Tully White pro surfer and environmentalist. Wavechanger, a Surfers For Climate program

Recorded on 22 November 2022 // 34 mins

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.

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Surfer Vs Planet Podcast featuring Richie Mulder, Carbonhalo. Wavechanger, a Surfers For Climate program

Recorded on 30 September 2022 // 28 mins

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.

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Surfer Vs Planet Podcast featuring Marcelina Pina, Pina Surfboards. By Wavechanger, a Surfers For Climate program

Recorded on 04 May 2022 // 32 mins

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.

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Surfer Vs Planet Podcast featuring Rhonda Harper. By Wavechanger, a Surfers For Climate program

Recorded on 23 March 2022 // 49 mins

Featuring Rhonda Harper, Founder of Black Girls Surf, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting black girls and women who have dreams of competing and developing careers as professional surfers.

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Surfer Vs Planet Podcast featuring Marc In Het Panhuis, Surf Flex Lab & University of Wollongong. By Wavechanger, a Surfers For Climate program

Recorded on 23 Feb 2022 // 27 mins

Professor of Materials Science and Surf Engineering, Marc is a national and internationally recognized expert in the development of new materials.

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Surfer Vs Planet Podcast featuring Veena Sahajwalla, University of New South Wales. By Wavechanger, a Surfers For Climate program

Recorded on 19 Dec 2021 // 35 mins

Veena Sahajwalla is an inventor and Professor of Materials Science in the Faculty of Science at UNSW Australia and has just been awarded the NSW Australian of the Year.

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