Surfrider Beach Tour

Both at home and away, our actions have consequences on the environment and on the preservation of our oceans. This summer, pay attention to your daily routine and the outcome it may have. Choose to become an eco-citizen by learning simple eco-actions that can improve your footprint and well-being. Surfrider Foundation Europe invites you to discover the Surfrider Beach Tour, encouraging a responsible and respectful summer regarding your beaches and the ocean.

Discover the eco-actions on the beach

JOIN THE MOVEMENT AND PROTECT THE BEACH BY ADOPTING THE FIVE FOLLOWING POSITIVE ACTIONS !

Protect yourself from the sun.

Sun exposure and in particular UVB radiation puts your skin at risk. These guidelines should be followed to protect your health.

Avoid sun exposure between noon and 4pm.

Limit sun exposure and wear protecting clothing (use t-shirts, hats, sunglasses…)
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Choose the right sunscreen Avoid large amounts of packaging and ones using micro plastic! Look for “ocean friendly” and “eco responsible creams”.

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Respect the beach

The beach is a fragile ecosystem and must be protected.

Don’t pick up natural remains (shellfish, seaweed, driftwood)
as this will help preserve the wildlife located there. For more information, consult our explanatory index “Water Mark”.

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Hydrate yourself

With sun and heat, you need to drink plenty of water.

Instead of using plastic bottles, use a reusable kanteen you can refill with tap water.

To learn more: https://www.surfrider.eu/resetyourhabits/

Keep the water clean

It is important to rinse yourself with clear water after swimming. On a daily basis, choose a eco-responsible brands in the choice of your products to not contaminate the ocean. You can also learn to make your own toothpaste to reduce your impact.

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If you drop it on the land, it ends up in the sea !

It is important not to leave litter on the beach (such as plastic bottle, cigarettes, papers) to keep it clean. Report pollution or organize a waste collection on the Ocean Initiatives web page.

To learn more: http://www.initiativesoceanes.org/

YOU NOW KNOW HOW TO PROTECT THE BEACH WITH THESE POSITIVE ACTIONS!

The Surfrider Beach Tour starts Sunday, July 8th, meet us on the beaches thoughout France to learn more and participate in our activities on eco-friendly behaviours.

WHAT IS THE SURFRIDER BEACH TOUR?

After the first edition that reached more than 80,000 people on beaches and social networks in France, Surfrider Foundation Europe decided to launch the second edition of the Beach Tour. The Tour will therefore cover 2 French coastal regions, over 4 stages, in order to reach holidaymakers and make them aware of the eco-friendly actions necessary for the preservation of the oceans.

The Surfrider Beach Tour focuses on the high season period because of the high concentration of visitors on the coast in the summertime. This allows us to meet the largest number of people and interact with them during their vacations, to educate and raise awareness on the necessary issues of preservation of this heritage.

The Surfrider Beach Tour project is being developed with the support of the Avène dermo-cosmetic brand as part of its “Ocean Protect Skin Respect” initiative, in order to inform holidaymakers about the harmful effects of the sun and to learn the rules of photo-protection.

THE FOUR STOPS OF THE BEACH TOUR

ATLANTIC COAST

BIARRITZ 8 th and 9 th of July 2018

CAPBRETON 11 th and 12 th of July 2018

MEDITERRANEAN AREA

LA GRANDE MOTTE 16 th and 17 th of July 2018

PALAVAS LES FLOTS 19 th and 20 th of July 2018

The team Surfrider will hold various workshop on the beach from 2pm to 7:30pm.

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Through its approach “Skin Protect Ocean Respect”, AVENE supports the Surfrider Beach Tour.

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