I have done several posts on Eco Friendly Surfing and Surf Aid and recycling Wetsuits of course we have our local Eco Surfer, Rob Machado. In the course of the blogs, I ran across Wave Tribe an all in one Green and Eco Friendly Surf Company. I follow them on Twitter and Facebook, have shared their videos and they sound like the coolest bunch of surfers and someday I hope to meet them! As a person who grew up on the water and lives by the ocean, one of the things that disturbs me greatly is the amount of trash people leave on the beach, especially surfers. You would think that surfer a totally natural communique with nature that surfers would be protective of the ocean. Instead many leave behind broken surfboards, broken leashes, bathing suits, towels and all the leftover stuff that surfing entails.
It does my heart good when a surfing company like Wave Tribe wakes up one day and goes DUH, all that plastic and starts a Green and Eco Surfing Company, and gets out of plastic and into hemp surfboard bags, cork traction pads, hemp backpacks and sustainable surfboards.
I love this message on their site,
‘Wave Tribe is learning as we go, we are a stoked company of surf crazed human being looking to do the right thing in a market place driven by big brands, corporate companies, and small margins. Like everyone else we are making our product overseas, but we are doing it differently.
Wave Tribe is committed to using sustainable materials and partners with companies that maintain an ethical work environment—‘we’ as consumers have forced companies to deliver lower and lower priced products. The reality is that ‘how’ a purchase impacts ones wallet is more decisive than ‘how’ the product influences the environment. We need to change how we think, how we look, how we consume, and how we live.
It’s up to all of us to join this tribal movement and to recognize the importance of walking (and surfing) differently. Our oceans and planet deserve and demand an immediate action, our lives are intimately connected to the health of our planet and if we don’t act now we’ll all be surfing in wave pools filled with bogie borders and chlorinated water.’
Not only do they clean up beaches, they educate surfers and non- surfers on being green. Beside all of that I love the small company feel, I love their posts on Facebook, I watch every one of the videos and admire these guys who have taken on a green message and seem to have fun doing it. Kudos To WaveTribe!