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Wavepools - How Sustainable Are They? | Shaka Surf BlogOctober 10, 2019

Wavepools - How Sustainable Are They? Ever since Kelly dropped that video from the surf ranch a few years back the hype around wavepools has been growing. After all, isn’t it every surfers dream to have an on demand wave machine that can pump out perfect waves in a short time frame. No more waiting in a cold sea waiting for the sets to come, with wavepools as soon as its been switched on waves…

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Sunscreen For Surfers | Shaka Surf BlogOctober 07, 2019

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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The Renaissance | Shaka Surf BlogSeptember 18, 2019

The Renaissance There are pockets of the surf industry that are applying upcycling processes, and putting creative reuse into place. There’s no denying it, the surfing world is generally a fairly toxic one. Some estimate that there are about 400,000 surfboards made each year from toxic foams and synthetic resins. There are others who estimate closer to 750,000 surfboards a year. A surfboard…

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Corporate Social Responsibility | Shaka Surf BlogSeptember 06, 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not just a way to generate some positive PR about your business. It's about nuturing relationships either at the local community level or further afield. It's about giving back and offering career fulfillment and a sense of added purpose for your employees. As a startup, we've embraced CSR and have some advice for other startups looking to do the same…

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Shaka Surf Introduces Surf Fins From Recycled Bottle Caps | BlogAugust 29, 2019

Shop now Our eco surf fins are in the news! In case you missed it, here's the original article. There are approximately 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in our oceans. It takes about 450 years for a plastic bottle to totally degrade. The crew behind Shaka Surf decided that there were enough bottle caps floating around for them to be able to source enough plastic waste to produce a very funky…

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Can You Live Happily With a One Board Quiver? | Shaka Surf BlogAugust 19, 2019

We sure you've seen those posts on Instagram from your favourite surfers, with a seemingly never ending supply of fresh new sticks wherever they go. Oh the joys of sponsorship. Yeah, sure it makes sense but sometimes I can't help thinking do they really need so many boards with vary little variaton in their volume, height and thickness. If the WSL were really serious about environmental issues…

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How We Can Reduce Climate Change as Surfers | Shaka Surf BlogJuly 25, 2019

Let's face it, climate change is real. There's no longer any use in shutting out the voices of reason and expertise. It's ridiculous that there's still climate change deniers in the world that prefer to hold onto their narrative that I know better than people with Phd's and who have been studying this stuff for decades. "Sure pal, it's all a big conspiracy by the Chinese to curb US dominance…

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How To Look After Your Wetsuit | Shaka Surf BlogJune 01, 2019

Rinse your wetsuit after every surf As soon as you’ve finished your swim and you’ve taken off your wetsuit, you want to remove any really obvious dirt cause it’s much easier. When your wetsuit is soaking wet and the same goes for getting out of the swimming pool. You might think your wetsuit is clean, but sea water and sand inside doesn’t do your suit any good at all, so give it a really thorough…

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How To Stay Surf Fit This Summer | Shaka Surf BlogMay 16, 2019

Summer is coming with beaches packed and waves crammed full of eager groms and locals battling it out for some space. And surfing always is one of the most activities which is peaks during the summertime. Do you want to rip it up in the nice long peelers, or walk leisurely on the beach topping up your tan? It's time to get your fitness on point and surf a whole lot more! We love to letting you…

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