Welcome to the new year and our January edition:
  • 7 x World Champ Layne Beachley joins the team
  • Surfer vs Planet ~ V1.1
  • news of a landmark project in Sri Lanka
  • monstrous swell > epic footage in the US.
Welcome, 7 x World Champ Layne Beachley
We're thrilled to announce 7 x World Champion surfer Layne Beachley is part of our Advisory Board here at Wave Changer. Layne's been generously supporting our team from the early planning stages, helping to design a strategy that's both realistic and high-impact. We're stoked to continue this relationship and learn from a true champ in and out of the water.
Surfer vs Planet : Free Download
If you haven't already, check out our free publication to inspire sustainable practices across global surf culture. We've had awesome feedback since unleashing it last month, with most readers saying they learned something that'll influence their decision-making in the near future. The quirky graphics and bite-sized information make it easy to read for all ages.

Version 1.1 features a couple of new images and optimized fonts for a clearer reading experience. Reward yourself this weekend with 20 minutes and read it on a laptop, tablet or a screen that's ideally bigger than a smartphone for the best user experience.

DOWNLOAD Surfer vs Planet
How a Local Bamboo Project in Sri Lanka is Grabbing Global Attention
Could surfboards of the future be made using native materials and utilise a local production line, massively reducing it's carbon footprint? Our latest interview is with Una Bambu ~ who are doing exactly that, with a construction project that's currently taking place in Sri Lanka.
Monster Swells in the US
The last few weeks have served up some truly epic swell in the US of A.

Peter Mel - WSL commentator and big wave surfer, tamed this beast of a wave at Mavericks - in what's being touted as one of the all-time greatest rides. Peter proving age is no barrier at 51 years young.

Justine Dupont, France's big wave specialist, caught the most incredible wave at the infamous Jaws break off the North Shore of Maui. This interview by Surfline features must-see footage and Justine's explanation of the crazy sequence of events in her ride.

Finally, Kai Lenny's GoPro footage may be the closest thing to experiencing big wave charging without setting foot in the ocean.
Continuing the big wave theme, imagine a surfer mic'd up while riding one of the world's best waves. Spare ten minutes to enjoy this Pipeline experience.
Patagonia, as always, breaking down barriers by now offering used clothing as an option alongside new products online.
Chopsticks! Made into beautiful items. That's all.
See you next month ~ thanks for reading and stay safe.
Wave Changer's Vision:

Create a carbon neutral, waste-free surf industry that's respectful to nature, yet retains the innovation, high performance and excitement that we all expect from surfing.

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