Each year, we’ve tried to add more to the behind the scenes of the event, ensuring that we’re leaving a positive impact on the North Shore and in Hawaii with the conclusion of each event.
We started with some simple repurposing and recycling, moved on to composting, and this year ran the event on biodiesel. We also offset the CO2 footprint of the event with a REDD+ certified carbon offset purchase supporting the PURUS Protection of Tropical Rainforest and Bio-diversity Project in Acre, Brazil.
We couldn’t have done this alone, and our hope is that the film that Nathan created (produced by Throw to Grow) helps tell the story of the team effort that goes into running a more sustainable surf event. Thanks too, to Surfline for picking up on this and helping to tell the story and promote the idea of running more and more surf events this way…I think this film is a challenge to all of us (that means us as well) to put this much thought and effort into everything we do – surf contests, products, retail stores…imagine the benefits.
Be sure to check out the film below, and if you get the chance, join the director/producer at any of the upcoming screenings he’s holding.