The Global Wave Conference
Posted on October 11 2015
This October London and Cornwall are playing host to the Global Wave Conference, an annual event highlighting the imperative need to protect our oceans. Highlighting threats to habitats worldwide, the conference will aim to facilitate global initiatives both environmentally and sustainably and encourage strong leadership from the surfing community on the protection of waves and ecosystems everywhere.
This year the conference is directing our attentions to the growing problem of marine litter and climate change and will also look deep into the culture of surfing - bringing up threats to surfing reserves, surfonomics and the need for sustainable surfboard design.
The first three days of the four-day long conference begins in Bedruthan Steps Hotel in Cornwall and is being hosted by iconic non-profit organization Surfer's Against Sewage who are bringing along surfing legends Greg Long, Tom Curren, Ramon Navarro and Gerlach for worldwide support.
And finally the conference will rap up at the House of Commons Palace of Westminster in London, showing that from coast to city the ocean is important to all of us and is in desperate need of our protection.
With this year hoping to be the most impactful enviro-surf conference ever, hundreds of surfing and environmental organisations are taking part and encouraging as many people as possible to spread the word and if they can, get involved to keep our ocean's and beaches as clean as possible.
The Global Wave Conference will be running from the 11th - 14th of October.
Blog by Alex Saunders