19 Dec Sustainable gifts for surfers
Despite being a nation renowned for our obsession with the weather, when it gets to British Winter, it’s for good reason.
As the weather gets worse, the waves often get better and Surfers become storm chasers by hobby. We watch charts for low-pressure systems and storms out at sea, groundswells with long wave periods and offshore winds. Winter is a time of turbulence and when that transfers to the water there’s fun to be had.
So with Christmas fast approaching, here are a few top gift ideas to give from one storm chaser from another that will also satisfy your environmental conscience.
Jollies Socks – £14
Sock it to homelessness
Turns out that socks are one of the most needed and least donated clothing items to homeless shelters. For every pair of Jollies Socks bought, the company donates a pair. They’re also made from organic cotton. Become part of the family of wearers and sharers.
The Ocean Bottle
Ocean Bottle – £40
In partnership with Plastic Bank, every Ocean Bottle funds the collection of 1000 plastic bottles from the ocean and is available in 5 colours – Ocean, Forest, Sun, Sky and Rock. The brand has big goals and aims to be collecting the equivalent of 3 billion plastic bottles a year. It’s definitely not the cheapest reusable bottle on the market, but if you’re looking to support a great cause alongside buying a high performing bottle, the Ocean Bottle is a great combo.
Women + Waves Surf Club Tee
Women + Waves Surf Club Tee – £25
Our very own Surf Club Tee’s are 100% organic cotton, relaxed fit in design and have rolled sleeves. They’re super soft, but stock is selling fast so get in there quick!
Surfers Against Sewage Ecoffee cup – £12
This cup is made from Bamboo fibre (the world’s fastest-growing and naturally organic sustainable crops in the world) and comes with a silicone lid and stopper to stop your coffee sloshing over. When it’s reached the end of its life, just crush it down, soak in boiling water and throw straight into your compost bin.
Surfers Against Sewage
The World’s first zero-waste Christmas crackers were envisaged in Cornwall earlier this year and are filled with plastic-free eco-friendly gifts along with the obligatory hat, joke and fact.
Odd Box London
The project fighting food waste with every box.
Odd Box is London’s first sustainable fruit and veg subscription box delivering farm-fresh fruit and veg rescued from going to waste. A great option if you’re city-based, want to reduce your food waste and make a positive impact on the planet.
Women + Waves Surf Experience Gift Voucher.
Give a gift that won’t be forgotten – a Women + Waves voucher to use towards a surf coaching weekend or clothing throughout 2020. With monthly events, these are ones not to miss! It might be just the push your friends or family need to get in the ocean in the New Year! Available from £25+ Also a great last-minute gift straight into your inbox!
And there you have it, perfect sustainable gifts to suit the whole family!! Make sure you get your orders in by tomorrow for guaranteed delivery before Xmas Day!
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!
The Women + Waves Team