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Surfing & Diving

Welcome to our guide on responsible disposal options for surfing and diving equipment. Explore eco-friendly options
below to ensure your gear is handled in a sustainable manner.

Surfboards: Get them repaired locally

If your surfboard needs repair, consider reaching out to one of these nearby surfboard repair shops:

  • Gordon's Surf Shop

  • RC's Surf

  • Beach House Classic

  • Farias Surf

  • Matador Surf - Brighton Beach
    Surf Shop

  • Wetsuits

    Lava Rubber Recycling Program

    The Lava Rubber Recycling Program is a pioneering initiative that transforms salvaged scraps
    into innovative, useful products. Send clean donations to the address below:

    Lava Rubber


    151 Industrial Way E #A1

    Eatontown, NJ 07724

    Lava Rubber Upcycle Page

    TerraCycle Program - Rip Curl Wetsuit Recycling:

    Recycle surfing gear disposal by taking advantage of the TerraCycle program in collaboration with Rip Curl by mailing your wetsuit to the address below:


    193 Avenida La Pata,

    San Clemente, CA 92673

    TerraCycle Website

    Scuba Tanks

    For disposal, ensure that your tank is empty, then take it to a metal scrap facility.

    If you have an old scuba tank that's showing signs of wear and tear, it may be time to consider disposal. Here are
    five signs that indicate your scuba tank has reached the end of its lifespan:

  • Extreme Corrosion: If you notice severe corrosion on your scuba tank, it's a clear
    indication that it needs replacement. Extreme corrosion weakens the metal, increasing the risk of failure.

  • Dents and Dings: Structural damage, such as indentations or rust spots, can compromise the
    integrity of your tank. If you observe too many dents, it's likely time to retire your old scuba tank.

  • Leakage: Air leakage or hissing sounds during tank filling suggest pressure issues or
    structural damage. In such cases, consider replacing the scuba tank to ensure safety.

  • Age: Scuba tanks have a lifespan of around 18-20 years with proper servicing. As they age,
    the likelihood of failure increases. If your tank has reached its expected lifespan, it's time for a

  • Failing Inspections: Regular visual and hydrostatic inspections are crucial. If your tank
    fails a visual inspection, it's a clear signal to retire the tank and invest in a new one.

  • By choosing responsible disposal options, you contribute to the preservation of our oceans. Thank you for being a
    responsible member of the surfing and diving community!