Considering the need to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, we have been adopting principles and implementing initiatives to better manage resources and to reduce our environmental impact.



Knowing that surfboards have a significant environmental impact, we have been adjusting our business model to support reuse. We have available at our 58 Surf stores a rental service for technical equipment (wetsuits, surfboards and skateboards) and a 2nd hand marketplace, so your surfboard can be used and loved for longer periods of time.


Considering that repairing is the preferred option after reusing, Despomar created a repair service – Mr. Stitch, aiming to extend the lifespan of one of our top selling products – Wetsuits, due in part to its environmental impact. This service has been growing over the years and today you can repair several other products.



In order to take responsibility for the waste generated by the surf industry, Despomar launched a program focused on developing solutions to recycle neoprene – Despomar Upcycling. We established drop off points in all our stores across the country (58 Surf, Ericeira Surf & Skate and Billabong Stores) where, at the moment, anyone can leave their old wetsuit to be recycled.

Currently, we are working to integrate the raw material resulting from the transformation of the neoprene into our value chain. Closing this loop is a priority so we can offer more responsible and sustainable products at our stores.