Established in 2008, Ryan Buell, Founder of Buell wetsuits and surf has been designing wetsuits in Santa Cruz, California for over 20 years. Dedicated to designing the best wetsuits money can buy, Buell wetsuits is dedicated to fun. Surfing is fun, and they want to keep it that way.
Made with natural rubber derived from sources which are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance.
Surfers have been relying on neoprene since the ’50s, but it’s a non-renewable material with an energy-intensive manufacturing process. Now they’ve finally found a way to make it a thing of the past. For the last eight years, Patagonia has been pioneering and proving the use of natural rubber in wetsuits—and sharing their groundbreak-ing R&D work with the competition to help the industry shift to cleaner and better materials.
By introducing the world’s first neoprene-free wetsuits, the'yre reducing the CO2 emitted in the polymer manufacturing process by up to ~70% compared to conventional neoprene. It’s a radical change that’s giving surfers a chance to choose plants over petroleum and renewables over non-renewables. And by inspiring and implementing solutions to the environmental crisis, it’s a mission-driven initiative that embodies our purpose as a company. After 60 years of neoprene dependency, it’s high time to set surfing free.