Kevin Whilden

  • Co-Founder and Director
  • Sustainable Surf

Kevin is a green business entrepreneur and a geologist. His passion is solving the problem of climate change, and his career has spanned this field: scientific research in Antarctica, carbon offset policy and development, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and Clean Tech startups developing technology to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Kevin’s underlying interest is in understanding how complex systems work and what is needed to create large scale change on a societal level.

Sustainable Surf grew out of the recognition that the solution to climate change needs a fun and interesting “low-carbon lifestyle”, which surfing can become. Kevin is also interested in all lifestyle solutions to climate change, such as biodiesel fuel, permaculture, and solar energy.

He is a Manhattan Beach native, and served on the Manhattan Beach Sustainability Task Force for the past four years.