Are Surfers Eco Friendly?

Are Surfers Eco Friendly?

We thought it would be interesting to see what the different people think of this question, and some of our riders gave us their piece of mind. Tell us what you think too!

Stefano Esposito
Yes to both questions, surfer and eco friendly. If you are not you should be! Speaking for myself, I always make sure that before leaving the beach nothing is left over in the sand. That’s what others should do as well. We don’t want our kids to play in dirty and unsafe beaches, waves giving us a lot of great emotions and sometime you just have to pay back.

There are many non-profits created by surfers to keep the beaches clean and safe, we see lots of evidence around the world and I know that the future is going in a right direction! As surfers we need to take care of the environmentally and green brands like Wave Tribe, this is first step toward creating an ecological shift in the surf industry.

Lucas Godfrey
I do think that a lot of surfers are eco-friendly because after spending that much time with nature you will learn to care about it. Although there are also surfers that go out of there way to be eco-friendly. This is how all surfers should be big or small to really take care of there environment.

Paul Mattason
I think that even though one would tend to think that all of us surfers are a positive influence on the environment, surfing has become more of an image than a philosophy.  We have been devoured by the international corporate philosophies, just like hip hop and other cultural movements.

On the positive side, this has come so far that I see a lot of people in the international surfing community who have had enough and are taking it back to the roots, and slowly we are seeing surfers opening up to a part of surfing they never gave any thought to. This is what I hope Wave Tribe is contributing to our culture, where we love surfing because of all the incredible experiences it gives us, and we protect that which provides us with so much joy.

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Derek Dodds
 

Derek Dodds is founder of the world's first ecological surf company Wave Tribe, surfboard shaper, world traveler, author and Mini Simmons enthusiast.

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