Choose Environment-Friendly Surf Accessories
Surfing uses accessories such as leashes, gloves and wax . Wave Tribe makes eco-friendly leashes out of recycled plastic that allows surfers to keep the board close to their bodies. The company also makes a range of eco-friendly products such as board bags, traction cork pads, board socks and shorts as well as backpacks and a lot more all from green alternatives like hemp, organic cotton, recycled plastic and more. You can also find green Hydrasilk and Geoprene Shabo 2mm gloves from Matuse. Geoprene, according to the manufacturers, is derived from 99.7% pure, eco-friendly limestone and is warmer and lighter than neoprene.
Besides going green with eco-friendly surf gear, surfers can also join hands and participate in initiatives that support cleaner, healthier oceans. Surfrider Foundation is one such organization that works for beach preservation, clean water, beach access and protecting special places.
Green and eco-friendly surf products, gear and initiatives can surely make surfing fun, healthy and safe for the environment. By investing in eco-friendly surf gear, surfing enthusiasts can not only enjoy themselves but also contribute towards protecting the oceans from toxic chemicals and waste.
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