16 March 20
Between waves shared on a recent Sumbawa trip, Belinda Baggs, Liz Clark and Moona Whyte had an opportunity to share how their lives as surfers have led them to a life of committed activism.
From Patagonia: We can all speak out for change – and for some of us, the ocean is where we find our voice.
“Over the years I’ve been passionate about environmental causes, but I was always waiting for someone else to take the lead. And after I had my son, Rayson, I realised that there was no more time to wait. I found my voice, and I found my confidence, and I think I found a lot of my confidence through surfing,” Belinda tells.
“One little voice whispering isn’t really going to make much of a difference but when you have thousands of people yelling at the top of their lungs, eventually we have to be heard. And we won’t be ignored. I will stand up and yell and scream and nothing will hold me back.”
Coastlines around the world are facing threats that range from fish farms and plastic pollution to offshore oil drilling and climate change. We need to defend the future of our waves – because if we don’t do it, nobody will. Protect your peaks
We’re in business to save our home planet. Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company based in Ventura, California. A Certified B-Corporation, the company is recognised internationally for its commitment to product quality and environmental activism – and its contributions of more than US$110 million in grants and in-kind donations to date. We believe making improvements to the way we grow our clothes and our food is one of the most important ways we can live up to our mission statement. MORE HERE