The ProTest is a protest against the 100% toxic surfboard and an opportunity for the Pro’s to Test ecoboards. It is also a video comp awarding best documented performance of the winter on the North Shore on an ecoboard $10,000 to the surfer and $1,000 to the submission team.

TO SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO: Upload to youtube or vimeo and send link to: and


From now until March 1st, WCT, WQS, Freesurfers, and legends both male and female can contact Kahi at or 808-221-7678 to access 1 of the 40 boards. You must have a film crew ready to document (collaboration is encouraged). You’ll have 3-5 days to surf the board and then must return the board at which point you can swap out for another. We’d like feedback on the performance in order to improve the boards and materials.

The best performance on an ecoboard(s) this winter as documented in 1 clip less than three minutes will win $10,000. Submission team will win $1,000.

Rules are simple. Create a clip featuring 1 surfer utilizing ecoboard(s) and ripping. Cut a clip, upload to youtube or vimeo, then send the link to and Submission period ends March 31st, 2018. You can use any ecoboard. It doesn’t have to be one of ours. You will just need to prove its econess.

On March 1st, the library will be brought down to a beach on the North Shore twice a week and be made available to the public. On April 1st, the boards will go on sale.

On Earth Day 2018, the winner of the ProTest will be announced.

We have a library of 40 certified ecoboards from Hawaii’s best shapers and a few from the mainland like Firewire and Channel Islands. WCT, WQS, legends and freesurfers with film crew get first dibs and can access the Library by contacting Kahi at 808-221-7678.

The Library:

6-6″ – Daniel Jones

5-10″ Mike Mattison

6-6″ Kamalei Alexander

5-7″ Glenn Pang – Asymmetrical 

6’3″ Glenn Pang – Sidewinder

5-8″ Kyle Bernhardt

6’4″ Eric Arakawa

6-6″ Eric Arakawa

Drew Sparrow



Questions can be directed to