1% For the Ocean
We donate 1% from every online sale to ocean conservation charities that focus on the preservation and restoration of the natural environment.
You can read more about some of he organisations we support below.
East Coast Surf is passionate about tackling ocean plastic pollution which is overwhelming our oceans.
Take a look to see what we are doing to reduce our plastic footprint.
The Plastic Project
The plastic project is a dedicated group of core photographers, film makers and athletes from across the surfing world and the world of adventure. Led by award winning British surf photographer (and old time Norfolk surfer) Tim Nunn, they are uniting the outdoor sports world to lead the charge to educate the world planet the damage rubbish is doing to our planet.
Their focus is on education at all levels, from the youngest groms in pre school up to college students and beyond. They as a collective are in a unique position to document the damage being done to our planet, from the remotest beaches to the wildest mountains, and they have the tales to inspire people to want to get out and take care of our planet.
It started with photographer Tim Nunn fifteen years ago, his first assignment with a camera was to look at the fly tipping on a beach in North Cornwall called Milook. From there the obsession began, not just with pollution but trying to get to the wildest places on Earth to surf.
Myself and mate Ian Battrick would do anything to get to the wildest coastlines on Earth, we’d sleep rough to extend our time in expensive places just waiting on good swell”. But when you’re out in these wild places you not only get an intimate portrait of their beauty, but what is also going wrong. “After a while I realised that you can’t go to these places and not turn your camera to what’s really going on; plastic covered beaches in the Arctic are not a new thing, so ten years ago I started shooting it and sharing it.
We are about using our position as photographers, film makers and athletes who are on the front line of this problem. We don’t need to mount expeditions to wild stretches of coastline or wilderness, we go there anyway. We document the beauty of these places, we inspire people to want to go there, so now it’s time to document the other side, and inspire people to want to protect and change the way they use plastic and treat waste to achieve this.
The power of imagery, film and the people who are involved in creating them passing their experiences on to people cannot be underestimated. We have sat in too many meetings and watched peoples eyes glaze over as they are bombarded with stats and monologues about climate issues. It’s time to use our talents to reach and inspire every human on the planet, because to genuinely change our plastic future, everybody has to be aware and make a difference.
Surfers Against Sewage
We are a community dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife. We fight long and hard to protect what we love and we won’t stop until it’s completely clean, safe and protected for everyone, forever.
From humble beginnings in Porthtowan Village Hall in 1990, we’ve stayed close to our roots and continue to be based just up the road at our St Agnes HQ where we can keep an eye on the sea.
Just 12 of us work in the office full time, but it’s really thanks to people like you who support our work through membership donations, volunteering, signing petitions, buying from our shop and spreading the word that allows our impact to be widely felt.