With the earth struggling to meet human demands, it is more critical than ever that we adjust our attitudes to become more sustainable. Surfing allows us to get closer to nature and truly appreciate its force, but there are actions we can do to surf more responsibly and care for our planet. Here are five strategies to make your habits more environmentally friendly.
On your board, use organic wax.
Swapping out your wax for an organic wax manufactured from natural ingredients and with a label made of recycled paper and soy-based inks could be your first step toward surfing more responsibly. Matunas wax is non-toxic, biodegradable, and eco-friendly.
Select a sustainable wetsuit.
Neoprene is the major ingredient in many wetsuits, but it’s not ideal for the environment because it’s not completely biodegradable. The Natural Furnace Wetsuit by Billabong is neoprene-free and recyclable. Surprisingly, this biodegradable wetsuit has a long lifespan. However, made to last does not have to imply here indefinitely. So, once you’ve finished wearing your wetsuit, the CiCLO fibres will slowly degrade and disappear.
This wetsuit is built with Billabong’s revolutionary graphene-coated yarns, which trap and hold heat more efficiently and for a longer period of time, making it extremely toasty. Knitted to allow the fabric to stretch, prevent water absorption, and dry quickly.
Furthermore, this wetsuit boasts a revolutionary zipperless entry method with increased stretch. The absence of a zipper is better for the environment.
To rehydrate, use a reusable bottle.
You’ll need to rehydrate after enjoying the swell. To limit the quantity of plastic entering our seas, try using a reusable bottle instead of a single-use plastic bottle. This Red Paddle Co Insulated Drinks Bottle keeps beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. It is made of high-quality, super-insulated stainless steel, which means it will not corrode like other metal drinks bottles, extending the life of your bottle.
Take your garbage with you.
Garbage left on the beach is readily carried up by the water, affecting aquatic life. That is why it is critical to pick up your garbage at the beach. Because there aren’t always bins available, check out our bags to effortlessly transport your trash home with you.
Use eco-friendly shampoo to clean your wetsuit.
When you arrive home, there are still things you can do to be more environmentally mindful. Taking care of your wetsuit will extend its life. Use a biodegradable wetsuit shampoo, such as Rip Curl’Piss Off, to avoid harming the environment when cleaning your wetsuit.
These are just a few basic measures you may take when surfing to help save the earth.