The Waterpeople Podcast wouldn’t be possible without our generous sponsors who believe in creative and uncensored storytelling as a tool for meaningful dialogue and connection amongst our global ocean community: 


Patagonia is a pillar of environmental activism and transparency in the outdoor industry. They appreciate that all life on earth is under threat of extinction and aim to use their resources —business, investments, voice and imaginations—to do something about it.

Their core values? Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, Use business to protect nature and not be bound by convention.


In 2016, marine biologist and conservation ecologist team Sacha Guggenheimer and Tom Hiney were just learning about the negative impacts of chemical sunscreen pollution on our oceans, and in particular coral reefs. This is how SunButter was born. The original SunButter sunblock was handmade for the whale shark guides, photographers, spearo’s, divers and fisherman of the Ningaloo Reef. Since 2019, SunButter has expanded from handmade sunblock to launching Australia’s first reef safe sunscreen packaged in reusbale and recyclable tins and Australia’s first vegan surf zinc.

They are committed to “Protecting People & The Planet.”


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Sanuk crafts the comfiest footwear around and have been advocates for a more playful and inclusive surfing culture for more than two decades. They are in the habit of experimenting with vegan and responsible materials like hemp and Yulex and  encouraging waterpeople around the globe to protect their happy places.


gary mcneill concepts surfboards

Gary Mcneill shapes quirky crafts for discerning surfers and is constantly innovating with new board materials – like hemp and flax – to reduce the petrochemical footprint of his boards. Gary’s blend of very high performance and left of centre design concepts has solidified his place amongst the planet’s most esteemed surfboard craftsmen.