Swelleye donates at least 3% of our net profits, as well as our time, towards the education and improvement of Taiwan’s oceans and environment. In 2021, Swelleye went above and beyond our 3% commitment and donated 9.2% of our net profits! Our vision is to create a better surfing experience for Taiwan’s surfers. We also envision a Taiwan with clean beaches, clean oceans full of healthy marine life, beautiful lush mountains, healthy agriculture, and an environment that is clean and sustainable. We believe in educating surfers (especially Taiwan’s youth) on the practices to achieve this. When you support Swelleye, you support a beautiful, healthy, and sustainable Taiwan.
We strive to promote and educate environmentalism in Taiwan, sponsor environmental events (beach cleanups, free educational seminars, school educational events, etc.), and donate employee hours to the cause.
Swelleye aims to educate surfers about ocean safety, surf etiquette, wave sharing, and how to have more stoke in and out of the water!
We also do our part in creating an environmentally-friendly working environment; reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Swelleye strives to partner with companies that support our core values. We aim to work with companies that not only work to make a profit, but also work to create a better Taiwan and environment.
If you would like to learn how you can help, please contact us . Together, we can improve Taiwan's surfing community and Taiwan as a whole.
Bright Side + Swelleye Surf & Ocean Conservation Camp
Hosted by Swelleye & Bright Side Projects
• Wai'ao, Yilan
• August 20, 2022
This is a great cause for some awesome kids who will get to experience the magic of the ocean while also learning to take care of it!
Please consider donating. Thank you from Swelleye & Bright Side Projects. More info here.
We have been lucky enough to collaborate with many amazing people and businesses who deeply care about making Taiwan a better place! Below are some of our past events . . . we look forward to many more to come.
If you are in one of our photos and would like to have it removed, please contact us .
Swelleye sponsored and organized a beach clean up at
for the Taiwan National Clean Up Day, Taiwan's biggest clean up event, with 19 locations around the island. In total, 5,750 kg of marine trash was collected!
Many thanks to all those who participated in the beach clean up. With everyone's efforts, we gathered and sorted 130 kg of trash and recyclables. Thank you to Taiwan National Clean Up for all of your hard work organizing all the beach clean ups around Taiwan...no small feat!
Photos © Ryan Chiou
Swelleye sponsored 4 beach cleanups with
and joined the beach cleanup at
in Tainan. We were amazed with how well-organized these events were! The group from Ocean Peace were amazing, and we also enjoyed our time with
Sea Through Love Taiwan
Chill A Wave Surf Studio!
Thank you for all of your hard work with these beach cleanups! Can't wait for next year's events.
Swelleye would like to express our gratitude to all the amazing people who came out to
! Not only did you withstand the scorching heat, but you also ventured up and down the rocky cliffs to make Taiwan’s coastline more beautiful. The teamwork was incredible, and we enjoyed meeting all of you!
Special thanks to REEF Taiwan for helping to organize the event, as well as providing great gifts and awesome REEF sandals. Big thanks to Taiwan Niu , Yoga Charles , Let's Go Play , CTSA , and Being Fulong . NEYC , thank you for providing tools and trash disposal/recycling.
We hope that everyone had fun and learned something from our “Ocean Awareness/Safety” presentation. Thank you for sharing your insights. We’re already looking forward to our next beach cleanup….hope you will join again!
We are lucky to live in Taiwan, an incredibly beautiful island surrounded by a sea with abundant marine resources. Unfortunately, our precious sea is gradually being polluted. Our beaches are becoming full of trash, and our marine life is dying. Swelleye and Kafnu set off to beautiful
to clean the beach and teach participants about ocean awareness!
This beach cleanup/ocean awareness presentation was a big success. Those who attended were full of energy and passion, and we enjoyed meeting you all. Thank you again! Swelleye would like to especially thank Kafnu Taipei , U-Mi Surf Bar , and M.G.O.D. Coffee .
Photos © Ryan Chiou
Video © Flora Wen
Two days of total fun at Rising Sun Surf Inn with students from Taipei! We taught the children about ocean awareness and the importance of taking care of our environment. After the kids worked tirelessly in the heat cleaning the beach (including burying hundreds of puffer fish!), they were rewarded with surf lessons and fun in the ocean. Something about being around kids in the ocean that makes us adults feel like kids again too!
Special thanks to Heuristic Education Centre and Rising Sun Surf Inn ！
On June 4th we celebrated "World Oceans Day" with about 70 students from Toucheng Humanities Elementary. These amazing kids cleaned up the beach, made some art with the trash, then got to surf and play in the ocean. It was a wonderful day for everyone. Not only did the kids learn about the importance of keeping our coastal environments clean, they also learned how much fun the ocean can be!
Much gratitude to Toucheng Humanities Elementary , SuperGeorge Surf Taiwan , Rising Sun Surf Inn , Adam Surf Shop , Love Your Coast Taiwan , and Northeast & Yilan Coast NSA !