Surf Getaways and Sustainable Surfing
Our Surf Getaways founders have travelled the world extensively during their surfing and coaching careers and have experienced first hand what echo friendly and positive surfing experiences look like. So when we started Surf Getaways we were determined to incorporate sustainability and social responsibility where possible.
Even though we are focused on creating an idilic surfing experience for our customers we are also passionate about how we contribute to the surfing ecosystem. That’s why we carefully select resorts that have a high level of engagement with the local indigenous populations where they are located and where the staff in these hotels are mostly local people and where management maintains a high level of integrity with how their employees are treated.
We are also focused on incorporating local cultural experiences at each one of our tours where possible so that there are tangible outcomes, that illustrate to us how the income we are providing these destinations is used. We are continually working to develop constructive outcomes for the local teams on the ground in every destination we visit. We focus on providing our expert knowledge on surf coaching to the local indigenous guides we work with, we provide support to local schools in several destinations and where practical we encourage our guests to purchase selected souvenirs from the villages located near our hotels.
We are also beginning to create programs with NGO’s in each location that are actively involved in protecting the environment in the locations we visit. Be it through donations to local organisations or working with more global entities we are committed to making a positive difference to wherever we go. Stay tuned for more updates on our exciting environmental initiatives coming soon!
Surf Getaways also remains committed to building on our passion for supporting women in surfing at any surfing level or age with practical and supportive programs at each destination that contributes positive outcomes for every one. WE are genuine in wanting to leave a positive impact for our staff, our teams on the ground in each destination and our commercial partners.
In addition to supporting the communities and environments we visit in a positive way we are actively involved in sourcing surfing labels that also have a conscience. We search out surfing, merchandise, fashion and equipment that is recyclable or made from recycled material where possible and or where the manufacturers them selves are actively involved in promoting environmental protection. So take a look at our partners on our partners page and read all about some of the amazing initiatives these exciting businesses are working on.
Our Top Sustainable Surf Brands
We’ve listed some of the favourite sustainable surfing labels that we support below, to make your search to find then easy
SALT GYPSY This product line is made from a 100% regenerated nylon yarn called ECONYL® which is a longer lasting, more durable recycled nylon fabric with responsible manufacturing in our home town Byron Bay Australia using biodegradable packaging. Saltgypsy.com
GROWN Sustainable wooden eyewear. Handcrafted from durable bamboo and hardwoods. All natural materials used are organic, renewable and free from toxic elements. Their resources come only from ethically sourced and managed forests which are bound by the sustainable forestry management standards of the FSC. Grown also provide the gift of life to 1 orphaned or injured Australian animal through WIRES for every purchase made.
THREE HUGGER ALL-NATURAL SURF WAX Made from all-natural ingredients, including locally sourced bees wax and is hand made in Byron Bay, Australia. They also make hardwood Surf Wax Combs made from sustainably farmed Australian Spotted Gum. 100% recycled materials is used for all their packaging!
SURF MUD Natural brown tinted zinc. Surfmud is a mineral-based physical barrier made from Natural ingredients. It is preservative free, reef safe, not tested on animals and comes in a recyclable tin. It stays on in the surf and works!
SMART LEASH COMPANY There is now no need to throw out your snapped or broken leash (leg rope). These cool leashes come with various replaceable parts allowing you to reduce landfill by replacing only the broken parts. This even saves you money!
MAKARA WEAR Swimwear that hugs your body. Check out their Organic cotton active wear & Recycled nylon swimsuit range. All Surf getaways customers get $25 off when you buy online from Makara Wear. Makarawear.com