The Sun Crew, surf & sustainability on Siargao

The Sun Crew, surf & sustainability on Siargao

#Xmas on the island of #Siargao #Philippines: a time for reflection on this fragile piece of #surfing paradise. Last May, @thesuncrew started a #surf program for local children to support their education and encourage #sustainability.

 


Founders @hanbowyo (🇦🇺), Choychoy & @wemarbonono (🇵🇭) believe they are 'at a pivotal point for action to preserve the beautiful culture of Siargao while encouraging tourism in a sustainable way' and prevent it from undergoing the kind of ruthless development and ensuing #pollution seen on Bali or in Thailand.
With 50 kids mostly under 13 in the program, @thesuncrew organises regular #beachcleanups, waste management, #upcycling, environmental education, donated #surfboards free rental dependent on school attendance and an elite #grom squad with coaching & logistical support which has sent 17 year-old Jolina Uriarte to 2nd place in the national rankings! 🙌
Now that's inspiration for local kids AND inspiration for all of us!
✒: @_laurence_b 📷: @hanbowyo, #freesurfspirit, #reallifestoke #swellbound

 Please donate boards in decent nick!

Please donate boards in decent nick!

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