Full article on the Otter Surfboards journal, to read click here: https://ottersurfboards.co.uk/journal/sustainable-surfing-and-its-ethical-conundrums/
As I walk along the litter-laden coastline of my local beach break clutching a beaten-up old surfboard held together largely with duct tape and good luck, I'm resigned to the notion that it's probably time for a new board.
However, I've been navigating the moral maze of being a surfer and environmentalist for several years now, and it turns out being both at the same time is not that easy. The problem is that, although surfing itself doesn't damage the environment, our common practices as surfers can have a huge carbon footprint and consumption is probably the biggest enemy to our oceans: buying a new board leaves me facing an environmental conflict. So I find myself asking: can we even get in the ocean without killing it?
To continue reading click here: https://ottersurfboards.co.uk/journal/sustainable-surfing-and-its-ethical-conundrums/