Would you like to go surfing England’s ocean waves? England has millions of surfers and there are hundreds of millions of surfers worldwide. So it’s really important to choose eco-friendly surf boards, surf wax and wetsuits.
- Surfers Against Sewage is at the forefront of ensuring our waters remain clean, and you can participate in beach clean-ups nationwide. Sustainable Surf has full info on how to be a greener surfer, including how to choose a greener surfboard.
- Rapanui Clothing (Isle if Wight) is an organic t-shirt company that sells good hoodies & sweatshirts, also for women. As you can imagine from the location, these are real ‘surfer-style’ designs, ideal to pop on, after a day on the waves. Even the thick jumpers are made from organic cotton.
- Many surfwear clothing brands are made from recycled plastic bottles. This is great, but always launder in a microfiber catch bag, otherwise the plastic fibres will leach out of the machine and go back into the sea, which rather defeats the object.
- Finisterre makes wetsuits made from old wetsuits, to help close the circle (around 380 tons of old wetsuits land up on landfills each year). They have also created their first eco wetsuit made from Yulex (a bio-rubber harvested from FSC-certified sources) that offers the same performance as neoprene.
- Maria’s Surf Wax is the world’s first eco vegan wax, created by a 9-year Puerto Rican girl, who uses profits to help hurricane relief. Most surf wax has paraffin, glues, palm oil or beeswax.
- Don’t forget your biodegradable flip-flops (to avoid polluting the ocean, in case you lose one!)