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In mark of International Women's Day today, March 8th 2019, we are celebrating awesome women who are championing sustainability in surfing. Women who are highlighting the importance of beach clean-ups, reducing plastic usage, and promoting changes in all kinds of environmental issues. Without these environmental advocates, we probably wouldn't have progressed as much as we have in the last few…

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If you’re a keen diver, you’re probably concerned about the health and well-being of the oceans. After all, without beautiful clean oceans, we can’t enjoy scuba diving. Unfortunately, some destinations which are popular with divers don’t pay a lot of attention to the well-being of the marine life in that area.When choosing a dive spot for your next vacation, it’s time to think about selecting one…

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We're stoked to announce that our web app is now live.We've created an app that aligns with our brand values and is something we're passionate about: Reducing our carbon footprints. Our app lets your pledge donation amounts for reducing your carbon footprint. It automatically calculates the carbon you will offset based on your total pledges. Finally, it will remind you when your pledge is due.You…

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I saw this on Reddit today and whilst scrolling through the usual humorous platitudes such forums offer, an interesting comment was made about whether surfers are the best advocates for telling people to protect the environment. Indeed, many surfers have taken up recent campaigns, telling us not to use plastic straws, asking us to pledge something for the oceans and of course Kelly's own…

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Is your Instagram feed in need of some inspiration? Do you want to find out more about sustainability and fashion? Fear not, we've put together the ultimate list of our top 10 eco conscious social media influencers. Make sure you give them a follow!1. Anuschka ReesAnuschka is a Fashion Blogger and writer of "The Curated Closet". Based in Berlin, she is a big advocate of wearing what you feel…

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We're celebrating Black Friday by offering our customers free shipping on all orders within the United States. No discount code required.Also, we have launched a sitewide sale where you can save up to 45% on eco surf products.If that wasn't enough we've also launched a great Buy Any 2 Sunglasses and Get The Third Free. Again no coupon code required.So what are you waiting for, shop and save before…

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This is something that I ask myself on a fairly infrequent basis, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about more in the last couple of years. It’s only when our wetsuits tears or shrinks, or we realise that our 3/2 just won’t cut it in colder waters during Winter, that we start thinking about our next purchase. Often we just go for whatever is easiest and perhaps been recommended to us by…

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Or Not...The Choice is Yours. But if you're after some great advice on how to repair creases / a buckled surfboard, watching this video is highly recommended.Me personally, if it's a small repair I usually do myself, but something where I'm not confident I have the necessary skills and equipment I'll always hand over to a professional. After, all if it's one of your favorite board's and you want…

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Often as surfers are minds can be fixated on waves, that sometimes we forget to slip, slap, slop. I'm sure we've all been there, rushing to get ready and out into the lineup as quick as possible that we forget to put on sunscreen. Melanoma is a serious business after all, and getting sunburnt is never fun. If like me, you natural skin color is on the pale side anyway, it's best to go with higher…

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I have a hope for the future that one day surfers will be able to go into a board shop and there’ll be a good assortment of wooden boards on offer, that don’t sacrifice on performance, and come in at a good price point for the consumer. There’s others that share my vision of the future, and one of them is a Finnish shaper Elvis, who owns Romu Shapes (boards which are solely made from sustainable…

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Did you know that the number one foot issue among all young Americans is sweaty feet and foot odor? Yeah, that's according to a survey conducted just this year by the American Podiatric Medical Association. I know almost every one of us has had to contend with this issue at some point in life. But what causes sweaty feet and foot odor? It has got to be a poor choice of shoes.Everyone want to stay…

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The use of technology in modern surfboard manufacturer is extremely prevalent. CNC Machines are often used by many surfboard manufacturers to ensure production volumes are met from demand. Often these machines are used to produce epoxy or Polyurethane (PU) surfboards. However, they can be used to produce wooden surfboards as well. Given that the average wooden surfboard would take between 40 and…

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At the end of September we're going to give one lucky visitor a Shaka Surf goodie bag full of eco surf products worth $250. The Prize:- Wooden fins- Natural surf wax- Bamboo Sunnies- Bamboo WatchHow To Enter:Simply follow us on one or more of our Social Media Channels and post a comment about the contestFollow us on InstagramFollow us on TwitterLike us on FacebookWe'll be drawing the winner at…

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As surfers we take exceptional risks, and I'm not talking about the obvious ones in the ocean. We spend time, money and a lot of effort to find waves sometimes at the detriment to what's going on in our personal and professional lives.Sometimes we just need that escape. Sometimes days/weeks and even months can pass before we find what we're after that perfect uncrowded wave that we've been…

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These days it's pretty easy to find inspiration from the net, to emulate your favourite celebrity or surfer. Instagram, for example, can be great in this area as all you have to do is to search by hash tags and start getting some ideas of what your favourite celeb or surfer is currently wearing.Before, celebrities and surfers, would often endorse clothing and products and not declare that is was…

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We've been busy getting some ideas together for some new T-Shirts. One design mock-up we've been playing around with this is a Tyler Durden #SayNoToPlastics tee. Tyler Durden - say no to plasticsWhat do you reckon? Should we go for it?

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So we first opened our online store more than a year ago. Since then we've been carefully thinking about the direction we wanted to go. What started as a boarder product range has now been refined to eco surf products. Our flagaship product is the eco surf fins made from recycled bottle caps. We're really stoked to share our love for the ocean and to product something from waste materials. Made…

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The hyper-commercialisation of the Surf Industry and the few players that dominate the industry mean that today it’s never been easier to get your hands on a shred stick. Brands like Lost, JS, Firewire, Pyzel, DHD have become household names. Walk into any board shop or surfing outlet and no doubt you’ll be guided towards the more well-known shapers and brands. This is all well and good, if you…

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This Earth Day 2018 it's important that we stop for a minute about what small actions we can enact to make big changes. We all have a responsibility to leave the world in a better state than we found it. Here's a graphic we made about the small things we can do to affect a big change:Share this Image On Your SitePlease include attribution to https://shaka-surf.com with this graphic.

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Decided to write my thoughts down and publish them on Medium as to why I set-up this E-Commerce store selling eco surf products.Have a read of it here.

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TL:DR; As surfers and ocean lovers we all have a duty to protect our playground. A lot of information has come to light about the use of petrochemical plastics in surfcraft equipment. More environmentally friendly products are being released onto the market. Seeing that most surfers and ocean lovers alike have a vested interest in protecting their ocean environments, one would assume buying a…

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TL:DR;Sustainability in surfing is on the rise. There are number of companies who are actively promoting a more sustainable way of living through their brand values and products. The use of chemicals in surfing apparel and products is affecting all aspects of marine life. As surfers we need to shop in alignment with our love of water and protecting our oceans. We live and breathe in our ocean…

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