COM­MU­NITY SPIRIT

Surf Girl - - Radar -

We love a bit of com­mu­nity spirit, and it’s amaz­ing to see how of­ten the surf­ing com­mu­nity rally to­gether to help save our beaches, oceans and sup­port one an­other – whether it’s by tak­ing part in a monthly beach clean or at­tend­ing a weekly surf group to sup­port one an­other’s men­tal health.

These are some of the com­mu­nity groups on our radar:

SAS beach cleans

SAS has long been protest­ing for cleaner wa­ters and are now set­ting their sights on plas­tic pol­lu­tion - in par­tic­u­lar that of our oceans. Their cam­paigns have grabbed the at­ten­tion of the UK Govern­ment and Prince Harry and Me­gan Markle (who are en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to do­nate to char­i­ties such as SAS in­stead of send­ing wed­ding presents). Now set­ting their sites on plas­tic pol­lu­tion – in par­tic­u­lar that of our oceans. With the sup­port of pas­sion­ate lo­cal am­bas­sadors, SAS pro­mote com­mu­nity spirit, a sense of ac­com­plish­ment and a chance to make a tan­gi­ble dif­fer­ence to your lo­cal beach through their SAS Beach Cleans.

2-minute beach clean

The #2min­ute­beach­clean is run by The Beach Clean Net­work Limited, a not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that was set up in 2009 by Martin Dorey and Tab Parry to en­cour­age beach clean­ing. Martin came up with the idea of clean­ing up the beach just 2 min­utes at a time – ev­ery time you go to the beach – and be­gan us­ing the hash­tag #2min­ute­beach­clean. Since then thou­sands of #2min­ute­beach­clean posts have ap­peared on Instagram and Twit­ter – on ev­ery con­ti­nent.

One Wave

Tack­ling pos­si­bly one of the most im­por­tant top­ics of the mo­ment – men­tal health – One Wave is a non-profit surf com­mu­nity made up of surfers, suf­fer­ers and sur­vivors who aim to break down the bar­ri­ers and stigma of men­tal health with a sim­ple recipe… salt­wa­ter ther­apy, surf­ing and fluro.

Fa­mous for their Fluro Fri­day, their mot­tos is: One Wave is all it takes and it’s spread­ing around the world.

Take 3 for the sea

Take 3 is an Aus­tralian not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion com­mit­ted to re­duc­ing plas­tic pol­lu­tion and pro­mot­ing the tran­si­tion to a cir­cu­lar econ­omy through ed­u­ca­tion and par­tic­i­pa­tion. Their mes­sage is sim­ple: Take three pieces of rub­bish with you when­ever you leave the beach, wa­ter­way, or any­where spe­cial – and you’ve made a dif­fer­ence. Ed­u­cat­ing and in­spir­ing our global com­mu­nity, Take 3 is help­ing to cre­ate a cleaner planet for wildlife and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

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