The ocean is the big power which gives us the opportunity to have the most wonderful experience on earth, to catch the wave. Unfortunately not everybody is thankful and the situation of the oceans all around the world is getting worse day by day. But it’s not too late to change it. That’s what you can do to help:
Reduce the rubbish! As they say, if you want to change the world you have to start changing yourself. Everyday the oceans are more and more polluted because of the amount of trash, specially plastic bottles thrown in the coastlines that kill the marine life. You can start making a difference being mindful of picking up your rubbish and always clean up after yourself. And if you join a clean-up group it would be a great way to reduce the pollution of the oceans. If there aren’t groups in your area why not to organize one with your friends and family?
Recycle. Did you know that the biggest part of land rubbish ends up in the ocean? Studies have shown that it’s even the 70%. So what you can do? Start recycling. Recycle plastic, glass and paper that later will be reused to manufacture other new products. So if we reduce the rubbish on the land the smaller part will reach the ocean.
Use an eco-friendly surfboard. Most of the modern surfboards are made of toxic, petroleum based chemicals that has a huge impact on the ocean environment. Better use surfboards made of eco-friendly, organic-based materials. Don’t worry, they are as good, durable and high-performance as the traditional ones, just much better for the planet.
Influence a change in your community. Some people see only what they want to see. So let know your friends and family about the ocean issues and how they can help to change it. The more people will know it, the bigger the impact will be.
Surfing is not just riding a wave, it’s a connection with the ocean. The ocean is what challenge us, gives us incredible emotions and turns us on. But to receive we must learn to give too. Every help can make a difference. As Laird Hamilton once said: “The biggest sin in the world would be if I lost my love for the ocean”. So love it, take care of it, share your knowledge and inspire to make a change!
If you know more ways of how to respect the marine life please share it with us!