At the weekend, we took my cousin surfing. She lives in the same city as me and doesn’t get to surf very often so it was about time we had a little family surf session.
Despite the surf report, a 6-hour journey which should have taken just over 3 (welcome to the British summer holiday traffic!) and my dodgy shoulder (which has been way less dodgy over the past couple of weeks!), we managed to get some pretty cool waves. I was able to give my cousin some pointers and just enjoy being out in the sea for some much needed zen time.
As usual I also did my bit for marine litter by taking just 2 minutes to pick up a few bits of litter of the beach (that’s my latest haul, bottom right in the collage above). It’s part of an initiative created by Martin Dorey (surfer, writer and TV presenter) that’s gathering momentum across the globe called ‘2-minute beachclean.’ The idea is to pick up as much litter as you can in 2 minutes, then bin it, or take it home and recycle it. Simple!
We have all got 2 minutes to spare so next time you are at the coast out walking, or on your back from a surf, do your bit and then post a pic of your rubbish on instagram tagged #2minutebeachclean. You will be helping to protect marine life, the environment and potentially, your health!