Launched by three friends (Ben, David, Kevin), Bureo was founded through a deep connection with the ocean environment. Becoming aware of the various threats to our waterways, we made it our mission to do something about ocean plastics. We started dreaming big and left our safe careers behind in search of solutions. Our answer was ‘Skateboards for Plastic-Free Oceans’.
The name ‘Bureo’ comes from the language of the Mapuche, the native Chileans, and means ´the waves’. Selected in honor of the Chilean people, the name represents our mission. Just as a wave originates from a disturbance of wind along the ocean surface, Bureo is starting with a small change in an ocean of plastic. Through time and energy, the waves of Bureo will develop the force required to cause real change.
Bureo’s innovative boards are made in Chile through the team’s initiative, ‘Net Positiva’, Chile’s first ever fishnet collection & recycling program. Polluting beaches and oceans across the globe, polymer based discarded fishnets, threaten marine mammals and ecosystems. Net Positiva provides fisherman with environmentally sound disposal points in Chile, while Bureo receives highly recyclable and durable raw materials. This is how it works: