Baleal Surf Camp tries to make a contribution to this important cause by promoting beach clean-up activities, involving our staff, students and guests in the cleaning work.
We do it mainly whenever we make our weekly surfing trips to deserted beaches. See the video below with an example from October 2009.
Please, avoid plastic! Watch this video and see why.
Baleal Surf Camp is a member of the Surfrider Foundation. Founded in 1984 in Malibu, California, it now has more than 50,000 members. It’s a coastline protection association that promotes environmental improvement activities for the Ocean and beaches.
We have been actively participating in the Spring Ocean Initiatives since 2009 every year, committing staff and guests that offer to help voluntarily. The latest activity was in 2014's spring... Below some photos taken since 2009.
Ocean Initiatives Beach Clenup at Almagreira in March 2013
Ocean Initiatives at Pico da Mota (WCT location in 2009) in March 2012
Ocean Initiatives at Almagreira Beach in 2011
Ocean Initiatives 2010 held at the beach right in front of our location
Baleal Surf Camp in Peniche, in association with the Surfrider foundation - Ocean Initiatives, other local surf camps and anonymous volunteers promoted last Saturday March 20th a beach cleanup at Praia do Baleal Campismo in Baleal Peniche Portugal.
The initiative gathered around 30 people all emboyed with the spirit to help and the right attitude towards fighting one of the shamefull consequences of our human activities, the production of waste and the careless disposal of it everywhere.
An hour or two is what everyone gave from their Saturday afternoon, and amazingly we did not have to spread more tham 400m around our meeting point to fillup the plastic bags we had. Thanks everyone.
The year before Baleal Surf Camp and the Surfrider Foundation took action on November 28th 2009, a photo below, see more at Camp News.
One of the first beach cleanups that we ever made photos of, back in 2008
Surf Aid is a not-for-profit association whose mission is to improve the health and well being of native populations that live isolated from the world and who are in some way connected to surfers.
Baleal Surf Camp is a member of Surf Aid, and makes its contribution to that cause.
Surfers against Sewage
Please support the effort being made by SAS, who campaign for clean, safe recreational waters, free from sewage effluents, toxic chemicals and nuclear waste. Using a solution based argument of viable and sustainable alternatives, SAS highlight the inherent flaws in current practices, attitudes and legislation, challenging industry, legislators and politicians to end their 'pump and dump' policies.
Save The Waves Coalition
Save the Waves is an environmental coalition dedicated to preserving the world's surf spots. Our goal is to preserve and protect the best surfing locations on the planet and to educate the public about their value. Save the Waves works in partnership with local communities, foreign governments, and other conservation groups to prevent coastal development from entering the surf zone.
The original Eco-warriors. Greenpeace is a non-profit organisation, with a presence in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.
To maintain its independence, Greenpeace does not accept donations from governments or corporations but relies on contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants. Greenpeace focuses on the most crucial worldwide threats to our planet's biodiversity and environment.
Greenpeace campaign to:
• Stop climate change
• Protect ancient forests
• Save the oceans
• Stop whaling
• Say no to genetic engineering
• Stop the nuclear threat
• Eliminate toxic chemicals
• Encourage sustainable trade
We know that every time we fly, we are creating more Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and contributing to global warming. We realise that as a travel business, we cannot cancel out traveling, so in addition to our other measures, we offset 110% of the carbon emissions of our staff flights. We encourage our clients to do the same. It is affordable and easy to do!
Check this link: www.climatecare.org