The ProTest: An ECOBOARD Challenge

Vote now for your favorite North Shore edit featuring more sustainable surfcraft



  • Mikey O'Shaughnessy
    Edited by Nash Howe
  • Jimmy "Ulu Boy" Napeahi
    Edited by Tyler Rock
  • Marco Giorgi
    Edited by Bruno Zanin
  • Casey Goepel
    Edited by Casey Goepel and Matt Paul

  • Ezra Sitt
    Edited by Sebastian Gomez
  • Kalani Chapman
    Edited by Kalani Chapman and Bret Morimoto
  • Miguel Blanco
    Edited by Antonio Valverdee
  • Lucas Godfrey
    Edited by Lucas Godfrey

  • About The Contest

    The submission period for the ProTest has come to a close. Above you'll find some of the best surfing done this North Shore season on certified ECOBOARDS. Watch each of the ProTest edits and click the tab just below the submissions to vote for your favorite. Voting closes next Friday, April 13, and we'll announce the winning surfer, who will receive a $10,000 prize (plus $1,000 for their videographer) shortly thereafter.

    As you'll see in the edits above, the performance level of these more sustainable surfboards is on par with any traditional sled, which is thanks in no small part to the talented group of shapers involved in the competition. The ProTest quiver was shaped by some of the world's most celebrated board builders, including Robin Johnston, Jon Pyzel, Daniel Jones, Kerry Tokoro, Wade Tokoro, Eric Arakawa, Kamalei Alexander, Carl Olsen, Jeff Bushman, Glenn Pang, Matty Raynor, Carl Schaper, Kyle Bernhardt, Mike Mattison, Drew Sparrow and Bret Marumoto. From high-performance shortboards to big-wave guns, every North Shore magic stick was constructed with alternative cores (recycled content or bio-based) and bio-based entropy resin, earning ECOBOARD GOLD Level designation by Sustainable Surf. Surfers were also allowed to ride their own boards if they qualified for either ECOBOARD GOLD Level, or ECOBOARD Level ONE designation (which means they have either an alternate core or entropy resin).

    A special thanks to Kahi Pacarro, the Executive Director of Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, and Cliff Kapono for organizing the ProTest and raising awareness of more sustainable materials in surfing, and to Vans for supporting the project.