When I was 18 I decided that if I was going to be a sponsored surfer, I wanted those sponsors to represent my values! It feels good that I can represent Patagonia, a company that’s been dedicated to environmental responsibility, even before it was cool. Sector 9 manufactures 80% of its products in America, buys all of their energy from wind credits, and make their clothes out of organic cotton and hemp.  The CEO of Livity Outernational watched my video Claim Your Change and a few weeks later moved $8 million dollars out of Bank of America, into New Resource Bank!  From supporting locally based companies to creating environmentally friendly products, all of my sponsors, listed below, are working to make this world a better place in their own way.