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USA’s First-Ever Olympic Surf Team and Wyland Foundation Partner for Healthy Oceans

July 12, 2021, 7:55 AM HST
* Updated July 12, 7:56 AM
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To commemorate USA Surfing’s first ever event at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, renowned marine life artist Wyland created a limited time commemorative USA Surf collection with a signature Octopus in his Japanese-influenced Gyotaku style. This lucky Octopus shows up throughout the collection.

Proceeds support the ocean conservation partnership between USA Surfing and the Wyland Foundation.

The full limited time commemorative USA Surf collection by Wyland Foundation is available online.

Hawaiʻi surfer, Carissa Moore is part of the inaugural team and has joined in the collaboration to encourage ocean conservation.

WSL and Olympic surfer / artist Courtney Conlogue recently joined Wyland at his studio to talk surfers, dolphins and the Olympics.


Founded in 1993 by environmental artist Wyland, the Wyland Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s ocean, waterways, and marine life. The foundation encourages environmental awareness through community events, education programs, and public art projects.


This year the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation marks its 10th anniversary promoting health of US waters.

The public can register for ocean cleanup teams year-round at, which launched this year in partnership with team USA Surf. 

Team USA Surf partners with Wyland Foundation to promote ocean conservation. PC: Courtesy.
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