Sunward bound was born and bred right here on Bundjalung Country, in NSWs beautiful northern rivers. After being away from home for many years chasing the snow, surfing quickly became my newest passion and I fell deeply in love with the lifestyle, the people and everything that it offers. 

As a person who spends majority of their day in the ocean and playing outside  I thought it was about time to begin caring for my skin so I can grow old happily and keep spending all my years outside. As a happy soul and lover of all things colourful and bright in this life, I thought it was crazy after shopping around that the only surf hats that were on the market to choose from were plain black. With the convenient timing of lockdowns to let my creativity really go wild, Sunward Bound was born!

The sense of community, shared passion and empowerment on a personal and collective level is something I never dreamed would come from this, but is the main reason its now one of the most beautiful parts of my life! I hope to empower people to get out of their comfort zones and learn something new, to love themselves wherever they are at in their journey, and to connect with others out there in the wild. Whether it be a friendly smile at someone paddling out for their first time, or lil cheeky yewww as you see someone get the wave of the day.

So I hope you get as much enjoyment out of Sunward Bound and all that we stand for, like I do!

Big lurv


Sunward bound - Ethically made - Sustainable brand with eco packaging - Hero pack - Fully compostable packaging


We are committed to looking after this planet and its many beautiful oceans so are doing as much as we can to help a bit along the way.

We are proud partners of Hero Packaging, Every hat purchase will come in fully compostable and recyclable packaging (even the label) to ensure we are doing our bit and not contributing to landfill. Hero packs break down fully in your home compost in 90-120 days.

Sunward bound - Sustainable and recyclable hat - Manufacturing with BSCI certified


We are in the process of developing a completely sustainable and recyclable hat, but want to make sure this is perfect and will stand the test of time, sun and waves before we release to you guys! This is something we hope to have by winter this year so stay tuned.

Our hats are made in China by a company who is BSCI certified, and has passed all their fair work trade audits. This is to ensure we are not supporting factories that condone slave or child labour. All workers are paid above average, recieve multiple holidays per year and display ethical business behaviours.