The Vissla & Surfrider 2017 Creators & Innovators Upcycle Contest brought us Taylor Lane – a San Jose State University graduate that created a surfboard from over 10,000 discarded cigarette butts found along the California coastline. Rightfully so, he took the win, but this wasn’t the end of his journey.

What started as an idea from the #creatorscontest has turned into a full-time pursuit of using cigarette butts and surfing to inspire, address and build ocean mindfulness and stewardship.

In his new film, The Cigarette Surfboard, Taylor, his team & a group surfers, raise awareness about ocean pollution through art, surfing and conversation. The Cigarette Surfboard is coming 2021.

Watch the Official Trailer