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Cyrus Sutton

Advisor Greater San Diego Area, US

Emmy-Winning Director and Professional Surfer

Emmy-Winning Director and Professional Surfer

5 vouches

Involved In


A Peel
U Grow Organics

Side Projects



Marketing Consultant GoPro January 2012 - present
Professional Surfer/ Marketing Consultant Reef January 2011 - present
Creative Director Korduroy October 2009 - present
Founder A Peel January 2003 - present
Marketing Consultant Leatherman January 2012 - January 2014
Freelance Commercial Director Landia January 2006 - January 2012
Co-Founder U Grow Organics February 2009 - October 2009
Staff Writer/ Video Editor Opper Sports Inc February 2002 - October 2003


Los Alamitos

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Market Analysis
  • • Business Coaching
  • • Business Developemnt
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Green
  • • Photos
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Movies/Film
  • • TV
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I'm currently a professional surfer/brand ambassador for Reef ( and Leatherman multi-tools. This means I am paid to travel the world, surf, and document my adventures. I started as a pro surfer 19, at 20 I made a popular surf film called "Riding Waves" which induced me to the film world. In my 20's I worked in LA on commercials, documentaries and surf films. I won an Emmy at 25 for my writing and cinematography roles on on a project called Next Wave for Fox's Fuel TV. At 27 I founded the popular DIY surf website At 29 I was asked to return to the world of professional surfing through Reef thanks to my activity producing surf films and passions for surfing. Today I'm using the time I've been afforded through my sponsors to create projects that raise awareness for environmental and public health issues facing our society. The film I'm working on now is called Island Earth ( which focuses on the struggles in Hawaii regarding GMOs and the affects of industrial agriculture.

I'm now 32 and have a large number of relationships in the health and outdoor worlds. I have a lot of experience in media creation, marketing, branding, social media, crowd sourcing and networking.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I'd like to meet people who love the outdoors and have a physical connection with nature whether it be through surfing, climbing, hiking, etc. I need to work with people who realize that we're going to need to change the world through business, not protesting or checking out. It's in the belly of beast that the work needs to be done.

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Reis Paluso
We worked together  •  Social Media Coordinator / Community Manager, Stance Socks and Social Media Coordinator, Reef. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
Cyrus is one of the most creative individuals that I know and his uncanny ability to articulate that creativity is second to none. Always wi ... th his ear to the ground, Cyrus is typically ahead of the pack in terms of trends and knowing what is cool. On top of that, Cyrus is hungry for knowledge and attacks whatever he is passionate about 110%.
Ryan Tatar
We worked together  •  Global Supply Manager, Square and Photographer, Ryan Tatar photography. Michigan State grad.
Cyrus is a visionary and the definition of an entrepreneur. He has carved his own path since day 1. From his dedication to his passions in ... film and surfing to launching a new media company (Korduroy TV). The guy can do it all. He has proven successful at all his endeavors. Surfing? Pro surfer for Reef. Film? Emmy award... check. New Media? Korduroy was named Surfer magazine's favorite surf blog. Cyrus is already 5-10 years ahead of what folks are talking about today. He has an incredible global network that can help him realize his vision. All of these things would be a lifetime achievement for someone twice his age.
Jim Kempton
We worked together  •  Principal, JK Consulting Services, and President, California Surf Museum.
Cyrus is a born entrepreneur, a self motivated, independent thinker with high standards, strong work ethic, open mind, and enormous enthusia ... sm. He's responsible, prolific, goal oriented and a pleasure to work with. I hired him to build film content and videos for Billabong while I was the Director of Media and he performed in every way requested. I'd back him or work with him anytime. And in the surf culture he is the real deal, an artist, businessman and core surfer. Highly recommended from me.
Tyler Breuer
We worked together  •  Founder, S.M.A.S.H. Productions and Vice President, Sundown Ski and Sports.
Cyrus is incredibly talented and creative. IT seems as if whatever he sets his mind to, he achieves. He has overcome many hurdles in his lif ... e but never seems daunted by the obstacles. He's considerate, smart and a great people person. He embodies all of the attributes that make a successful entrepreneur!
Zach Weisberg
We worked together  •  Founder | CEO, The Inertia. Previously Brand Management MBA Intern, Atom Factory Inc.. Duke grad.
Cyrus already has a track record of building valuable, creative properties that have gained traction and are entirely self-initiated.