A few nights ago I watched Sylvia Earle’s Ted talk “My Wish: Protect Our Oceans.” Lets just say I got all fired up and super inspired. Quite frankly, our oceans are dying. Unfortunately, the historical practices in the surfing industry have shown it to be far from “green.” Lucky for us, it’s 2016 and there are a lot of sustainable, ocean friendly products out there.
I once read that there are over 15 million surfers in the world. That’s a lot of ocean-loving, adrenaline-pumping, strong human beings. It takes a lot of willpower and determination to learn to surf. It takes a lot of patience to sit in the ocean day after day learning how waves work, and how to read them. I would like to say we are a strong and resilient force to be reckoned with, so let’s get this eco-party started.