Cross Culture Surf partnered with Surfrider Foundation in May 2013, to participate in and to promote a beach clean at Santiago beach (Zumaia) and the tunnel at Orrua (Getaria). The initiative promoted environmental awareness, provided support to the local surf community as well as serving to educate both young people and adults of the importance in being responsible for the waste we produce as well as learning how to decrease the direct impact that we have on the marine environment.
In addition to Surfrider and Cross Culture Surf, the event was also supported by other institutions and organisations including: Zumaia, Getaria and Zarautz town halls, EHSF (Basque Country Surf Federation), GSF (Gipuzkoa Surf Federation), Gaztetape Surf Club, Zarautz Surf Club, Christian Surfers, Orokieta School, Salbatore Mitxelena school, and the Balurdin parents association.
We each have a responsibility to carefully steward and manage our natural environment. Whenever we visit a spot to surf, it is good practice to have a pair of rubber gloves and some bin bags in the boot of your car. Before you drive home, give the beach a quick once over – let’s leave it cleaner than we found it.