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Kyle Thiermann

Since founding Surfing for Change at age 18, Kyle has travelled the world making short documentaries about some of the most pressing environmental and social issues of our time. His goal is to connect new young audiences to worthy causes – while having tons of fun along the way. Read More



Our work can only make a difference if people see it. As a pro-surfer, journalist, and professional speaker – founder of Surfing for Change, Kyle Thiermann, has been featured in mainstream news all around the world, vastly expanding our reach and audience.

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Adventure Sports Journal: Cover Story

If you walk up to a group of young surfers at a popular California surf break and ask them about
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Bali: Paradise Lost? By Kyle Thiermann

The first time I went to Bali, I felt a lot like I did when I was six years old
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ESPN Interview: X Games

For a bunch of folks who hang out at the beach and watch each other’s hair grow out, surfers sure
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As a professional speaker, host and creator of Surfing for Change, Kyle Thiermann, offers a fresh, inspiring message. He has spoken in front of thousands at TEDx, the Bioneers Conference, and many Universities across the U.S. Booking
Kyle Theirmann at TedX

Quote By Annie Leonard, Story of Stuff

“Kyle understands the complex issues, but conveys them in a fun, simple way that engages a huge audience.”