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Open House: Sustainable Surf – Feb. 24

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us on February 24 from 10am-12:30pm for our Open House of 2024!

Riding Waves of Change through Surf Sustainability Featuring Ryan Harris


Dive into the stories of environmental innovation, community collaboration, and the profound impact on ocean preservation. Discover the revolutionary journey from traditional surfboard manufacturing to the eco-conscious world of Ecoboards. This event is not just about surfboards, it’s a celebration of sustainability and inclusion in the surfing community.



Ryan Harris, shaped by a love for surfing and a dedication to sustainability, is the visionary behind ECObyRy. Ryan’s commitment to greener surf culture led to the formation of ECObyRy in 2023. Embracing advanced renewable and recycled materials, ECObyRy is redefining the surf industry. Located at AltaSea on the LA waterfront, the new Eco Board studio is a testament to Ryan’s dedication to a more sustainable and ocean-conscious future. Join us at our community event as Ryan unveils the next chapter in eco-friendly surfboard innovation!

Learn about the Zero Waste Initiative the surfboard industry’s first Circular Manufacturing system to close the loop on production waste

Haley Jain Haggerstone

Partnerships Director at Sustainable Surf / SeaTrees

Haley spent several years in the surf, skate, and snowboard industry before pursuing her passion for protecting the planet. She has extensive experience working with environmental nonprofits focused on eliminating plastic pollution, enhancing ocean conservation efforts, and reversing climate change. Additionally, she worked as a corporate social responsibility consultant for several companies where she managed nonprofit partnerships, corporate philanthropy, employee engagement, and sustainability initiatives. Her superpowers include strategic partnerships, fundraising, events, marketing and communications.

Sustainable Surf uses the global appeal of Surf culture to protect ocean health and reverse climate change. Their global programs and projects like SeaTrees and the ECOBOARD Project, provide direct and measurable ways for brands and individuals to have a positive impact.

SeaTrees is a program of the 501c3 non-profit Sustainable Surf that plants, protects, and restores blue carbon coastal ecosystems around the world to reverse climate change.

Organized by AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles a leader in the Blue Economy that strives towards sustainable and responsible use of ocean resources to promote economic growth, improve livelihoods, and ensure the health of ocean ecosystems to address environmental and social challenges within our communities.

Delve into science, technology, engineering, business and the ocean

This is a great opportunity for students of all ages to learn about ocean-based careers that turn to the ocean to develop solutions for some of the planet’s most pressing challenges, such as climate change, energy supply, and global food security.

Our local ocean-focused and community-based organizations will be available for guests to speak with

On-Site Exhibiting Partners


Exhibiting Partners

Citizens Climate Lobby

Change the Tune

Los Angeles Maritime Institute

LA MPA Collaborative

The Niles Foundation

SoFly Surf School

Sustainable Surf


If you are interested in Exhibiting please fill out the Open House Registration form:

Open House Registration Form

Volunteer Opportunities: If you would like to volunteer for this Open House please email our Community Partnerships Manager Dorothy Cardenas at: dcardenas@altasea.org with the subject: Volunteer