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Surfing UK

Curl Curl, Devonshire -http://www.curlcurl-surf.co.uk
Weekend surf breaks, staying at Little Comfort Farm, a working organic farm next to some of the West Country's most stunning beaches. Curl Curl Surf aim to have a zero carbon footprint.
 
Global Boarders, Cornwall -http://www.globalboarders.com
Eco friendly, carbon neutral surf company offering both a UK-based day surf school and UK and International surf vacations for solo travellers, groups, families and beginner, intermediate and advanced surfer.
 
Tyf Eco Hotel and Adventure Sports Centre, Pembrokeshire -http://www.tyf.com
Located in the tiny Welsh city of St Davids the hotel is set in a converted 12 bedroom windmill. It is the first hotel in Wales certified by the Welsh Organic Scheme, and has a ethical purchasing policy. They offer world class coasteering -sea kayaking, surfing and rock climbing and it is also a perfect location for retreats, courses and events.

Surfing Worldwide

Surf Algarve, Algarve, Portugal -http://www.surfalgarve.com
Surfing and yoga camp nestled in a valley of native cork trees, the retreat is the brainchild of enthusiastic Australian traveller and surfer Laurie Quirk. Staying here is a communal experience with accommodation in a large teepee, or on a small island camp just across a brook. For those wanting more privacy there is also the more secluded 'Couples Retreat' in an African safari style tent.

Useful Information:

British Surfing Association -http://www.britsurf.co.uk
Surf news and reports, weather information, message board, chat room, and surfing postcards from the official website. Also includes list of surf schools and camps.
 
Surfers against Sewage -http://www.sas.org.uk
The non-profit-making campaigning organisation who aim for clean recreational waters, free from sewage effluent, toxic chemicals, nuclear waste, and marine litter. They were founded in 1990 by a group of surfers who were 'sick of getting sick' and have had considerable success in cleaning up our waters.
 
Surf Relief UK -http://www.tsunamisurfrelief.co.uk
Established in 2005 to raise funds to support victims of the 2004 Tsunami, this charitable organisation has continued to raise funds for good causes related to surfing, incluiding surf coaching for disabled people.

Equipment Suppliers

Finisterre -http://www.finisterreuk.com
British surfing apparel company based in St Agnes, dedicated to "sustainable design philosophies, transparent ethics, pioneering work with leading universities and suppliers of recycled and recyclable fabrics." They have some pretty good products too.
 
Patagonia -http://www.patagonia.com
Ethical surfing gear from the American manufacturer -Patagonia aims to care for the environment by working with processes that cause the least harm, evaluating raw materials, investing in innovative technologies, rigorously policing waste and dedicating a portion of their sales to support groups working to make a real difference.
 
Wet and Windy -suppliers of boating equipment and surfing kit in Bristol.
 


Featured product

Rebearth Eco Surf Wax
Available through Amazon, Rebearth Eco Surf wax is made of safe biological nutrients that can be entirely broken down and return safely to nature over time. 100% Natural biodegradable Surf wax leaves no residue in the ocean. 100% sticky for cool/cold water use.Full ingredients - Beeswax, tree resin, coconut oil.


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Surfing Britain (Footprint Surfing Guide)
Chris Nelson, Demi Taylor
Footprint Handbooks
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