We seek long term and sustainable environmental solutions for our planet’s oceans through scientific research, education and engaging our network of millions of passionate surfers and ocean enthusiasts.


In its first initiative, WSL PURE is entering into a unique partnership with Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, one of the world’s leading Earth science centers, to fund critical research into ocean health.

WSL PURE is our new social responsibility platform focused on improving the health of the world’s oceans.

The platform is anchored in the creation of a charitable organization called WSL PURE (Progressive Understanding and Respect for the Environment) and a partnership with Columbia University.

It is centered around three key pillars:



A commitment to understanding the problems and identifying solutions


A commitment to sharing the facts on ocean health

Launching September 2017


A commitment to inspiring the surf community to take action. 

Launching September 2016