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: 



Who Gives a Crap is committed to using their business for good – no plastic packaging, tp made from recycled text books, and they  donate half of their profits to help improve sanitation and build toilets and for the 2 Billion people living without one. They know that making a difference begins with small changes that can have big impact.

Special thanks to The Prior Family Foundation in partnership with Greening Australia, who believe that our personal, social and economic wellbeing are inextricably linked with our land and sea. Greening Australia works to restore Australian land and waters for healthier, productive landscapes where people AND nature thrive.


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.


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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.