Better Brands: Sea Lion Boards

Every week we showcase brands who are doing things better. Whether that’s producing from more ethical sources or reducing harm on the environment using sustainable materials. Read our latest feature…


Sea Lion is an earth loving, sustainably progressive paddle board brand based in the UK. They design and build the most adventure ready, stable and eco inflatable SUPs in the world.

What they do

Because they love to explore and inspire adventure on water. They are focused on building a community of like-minded paddlers and adventurers, that together through their collective efforts can instil a sense of responsibility within the SUP community to protect the very environment they play within.

  • Sea Lion donates 5% of all profits towards Sea Lion conservation and ocean clean up organisations to keep our world clean of growing plastic pollution
  • Sustainability is and will always be at the forefront of everything they do, every aspect of the business, from paddles to apparel, even their business cards!
  • Uses natural, sustainable materials for their products
  • Uses solar energy rather than generated electricity, up to 80% less CO2
  • Sources from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) forests certified by the Rainforest Alliance

Sustainable Innovation

Sea Lion is the first SUP brand to use revolutionary technologies within their boards.

Bloom™ Deckpad:
A performance foam made from algae biomass

Algae is the fastest growing plant on Earth, making it an incredible renewable resource. Sea Lion are the first SUP brand to develop boards incorporating algae into their deckpads. Reducing the dependence on non-renewable petroleum foams.

Each board results in over 2000 bottles of filtered water being returned to the original habitat and not only this, but over 200 balloons of CO2 kept from entering the atmosphere, per board!

Yulex: A natural and renewable rubber substitute for Neoprene

Sea Lion use Yulex as a substitue for Neoprene for their boards.

Yulex is sourced from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) forests certified by the Rainforest Alliance. After being extracted from the hevea trees, the raw latex is refined over at Yulex in their Yulex Pure™.
This process removes over 99% of impurities—
including dirt, plant solids, fats and the proteins that cause latex allergies— and results in a higher performing and stronger elastomer.

Reduced carbon footprint

Because the polyisoprene was created in trees instead of factories and produced using solar energy rather than generated electricity, up to 80% less CO2 is emitted in the manufacturing process compared to traditional neoprenes.

The cherry on the cake?

Only 0.5% of the worlds rubber supply currently comes from FSC certified sources, meaning Sea Lion is part of the select few companies taking the much needed steps forward to be as sustainable as possible. They hope for other businesses to follow in these footsteps.

To find out more about Sea Lion visit their website –

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