A percentage of sales goes to support ocean conservancy organizations. While charitable donations are usually tax deductible, transactions on this site do not technically qualify. We would love to donate an even higher percentage of our sales, but we have operating expenses that we must cover. Bypassing us and directly donating to a qualified charitable organization like Surfrider Foundation is tax deductible though. In order for any donation to be deductible, it must go to a nonprofit group (like Surfrider) that is approved by the IRS. Most often, these are charitable, religious, or educational.
The amounts of money we send to ocean conservancy groups is calculated annually on the fiscal year of Jan 1 to Dec 31