What do you do after a surf? Many of us have a pre-surf ritual… Waxing our boards, stretching and moving, listening to our favourite tune... But what is your post-surf ritual? 

We, as ocean lovers, are in or near the sea at every opportunity. We get to see the impact that plastic pollution has on our marine environment.  Post-surf gratitude is something we all experience in some form. Let's give back to mother ocean and express this gratitude through our actions.


The Challenge:

  1. Go for a surf
  2. Pick up some plastic from the beach
  3. Take a snap, and share with the tag #PostSurf BeachClean


Be Creative

A picture tells a thousand words. Whether you’re on the beach, on the water, or under the water. Find a creative way to inspire others and share.

Keep it Blue

To share the contrast of your findings, be sure to include the ocean in the background – or get even in the water!

Tag it

Share your findings to inspire others, don’t forget to use the hashtag #postsurfbeachclean and @slo.active



Post-Surf Gratitude: Give Back to The Ocean

Why Get Involved? It’s estimated that 20 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans every year. With an estimated 5.25 trillion plastic particles floating around in the world’s oceans. Plastics absorb harmful chemicals on each surface every time they break up. Marine plastic debris has impacted over 600 marine species from the bottom to the top of the food chain.


Think of it as an ocean tax: we all have a responsibility to pay our taxes, and we all have a responsibility to take care of our environment. Plus, who doesn’t love beach combing?

There are already some incredible initiatives out there making a huge impact on changing the public’s habits both on and beyond the beach (Trashy Selfie, for example). Join the ever growing community of people encouraging environmental consciousness and saying thanks to mother ocean.


Look Closer for Tiny Pieces of Plastic

Plastic doesn’t break down. Ever. Plastic breaks up into smaller pieces, which break up into tiny pieces. These tiny pieces can be eaten by wildlife and enter the food chain. Microplastics (any piece of plastic an inch in size or less) are now recognised as a major threat to wildlife and to human health. Scientific research surveys have revealed that microplastics are widespread throughout the world’s oceans, and are having a negative impact on marine life, as well as the health of humans who rely on seafood as a staple protein source.


Join the movement and help turn the tide against plastic next time you paddle out. If we all did this, it would make a big difference. We need your help in spreading the word.