It started as an observation. Halfway across the world on a surf trip in Africa, I was enthralled with the country of Morocco. Its amazing surf, food, and landscape puzzled me as to why I had never been there before. But among the perfect waves, I noticed something was out of balance. While surfing solid waves at the point breaks, reefs, and sand bars, I always noticed the same thing... Plastic!
Plastic was everywhere. Littered on the beaches, buried between rocks, and floating in the water. One afternoon while out for a surf, my friend paddled up to me and laughed as he told me the story of duck diving a few waves and coming to the surface with a plastic bottle cap finding its way into his wetsuit. It was at this moment that I knew I could no longer sit back, catch great waves, and ignore this alarming problem. The plan: use Waves Not Plastic as a platform to create awareness and provide a support system for surfers just like you to make a difference.
By educating local surfers in underdeveloped regions we can begin to turn the tides and develop a generation that heals our oceans. This is no easy task but by doing what we love, we begin to address this alarming issue.
So how can you help? It's easy. Go surf!
Do what you love and give back along the way. Grab some friends, pack your beach cleanup kit, and get some waves. You don't need to travel across the world to make a difference. You can start with your local break.
How will you make a difference?
Our mission at Waves Not Plastic is to bring awareness to plastic pollution through passion! This organization has been established for ocean enthusiasts like you to make a difference in communities around the world. We strive to clean up our oceans and change the tide on how our world refuses, reuses, reduces, and recycles. Make the pledge and refuse single-use plastic. Do what you love, take care of the environment and make a difference!
Waves Not Plastic .org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to creating awareness on the devastating effect that plastic waste has on our oceans.