Surfing is a sport inextricably connected to the environment. It makes sense, right? Surfers spend an awful lot of time in the ocean, so they’re probably anti-oil spills and things like that.
Environmental-consciousness among surfers seems to be reaching the ears of manufacturers, as well, and there are now a lot of “green” options out there for purchasing gear and apparel. There are also organizations like Project Woo that help surfers give back to the beach communities here in Nicaragua, and companies like Eco Swim and United By Blue that use some of their profits to conduct regular beach cleanups. Rad.
I was inspired to write this post when I saw that one of my favorite bag companies, Baggu, is now selling wetsuit bags and board pads. Check it (and read the Baggu story):
I figured there must be more eco surf gear out there, and I was right. I dug up a ton of wet suits, leashes, swim suits, and even surfboards that are made in environmentally and socially-conscious ways. Here’s a quick list Continue reading →