Here we go. Its time to hand over the torch to the next Soul Surfer to inspire others to be the change and take on the fight of protecting this crazy beautiful world we live in.

Lets start by giving you a quick synopsis.

Just under a year ago Surfers Pledge was created. It was inspired by the need to do something rather than nothing in return to the ocean that gives us so much. And this is the basis of the Soul Surfer* award I received at last year’s SA Champs. Little did I know that that moment was the change the rest of my life.

It was while participating in a national surfing event that my eyes were opened to the plight of plastic in our oceans. Daily, a truck would deliver hundreds of pesky little plastic bottles, ironically to a crowd that was wet and wild with ocean passion. Considering that a million plastic bottles are sold world-wide every minute, that is the day I pledged never to use plastic bottle again.

But it didn’t stop there. The light had forever more been switched on to my enormous appetite for everything plastic and how my seemingly innocent, daily choices were suffocating our precious ocean. It terrified me to think that by 2050 there would be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Little by little, day by day, I pledged to do something and what started out as one small pledge set me out onto my journey toward single-use plastic-free living and the realization of the power that lies in a PLEDGE.

Realising that ocean plastic is a global problem, we have rebranded to Ocean Pledge to incite positive ocean change on a larger scale. Decades of ocean exploitation is compromising the delicate eco-systems that are vital to the earth’s balance and our ability to exist. And things are quickly changing for the worse. We will have to act, together, FAST!

Thanks to #faitfultonature for their sponsorship in creating more ocean ambassadors. Check out the board being shapped and how this all began at:

Inspiring the Soul Surfer, taking The Ocean Pledge and #FTNTakeThePlunge

You can also follow the twitter Handel #FTNTakeThePlunge

Looking forward to getting all the applicants and working with the successful Soul Surfer.

Check the board being shaped for Soul Surfer

Oh and don’t forget to visit us on!

Related Articles


Your email address will not be published.

  1. I simply want to say I’m beginner to blogs and actually savored your web site. Probably I’m likely to bookmark your blog . You certainly come with fabulous writings. With thanks for sharing with us your blog site.

  2. My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different web address and thought I might check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to checking out your web page again.

  3. Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and everything. However think about if you added some great pictures or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with pics and videos, this site could undeniably be one of the most beneficial in its niche. Great blog!

  4. I simply wanted to appreciate you all over again. I do not know the things that I would’ve tried in the absence of the type of ideas discussed by you about this concern. Previously it was a very traumatic setting in my position, but spending time with a specialized strategy you resolved that made me to leap with contentment. I am grateful for this guidance and thus sincerely hope you are aware of an amazing job that you are putting in teaching most people via a site. Most likely you haven’t come across all of us.

  5. Hey there! I simply would like to give a substantial thumbs up for the fantastic details you have right here on this message. I will certainly be returning to your blog site for more quickly.

  6. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this brilliant blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will share this site with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  7. There are definitely a lot of information like that to think about. That is a wonderful point to raise. I offer the ideas over as general ideas however plainly there are concerns like the one you bring up where one of the most crucial thing will be operating in straightforward good faith. I don?t recognize if ideal techniques have actually arised around points like that, yet I make sure that your job is plainly determined as a level playing field. Both boys and women feel the impact of simply a moment?s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

  8. After study a few of the article on your website now, and I absolutely like your means of blogging. I bookmarked it to my book marking internet site listing and will certainly be checking back soon. Pls check out my internet site too and also let me recognize what you believe.

  9. I am frequently to blog writing and i really appreciate your content. The article has actually peaks my rate of interest. I am mosting likely to bookmark your website as well as maintain checking for new information.

  10. An outstanding share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little analysis on this. And he as a matter of fact purchased me breakfast since I found it for him. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the reward! However yeah Thnkx for investing the time to discuss this, I feel highly regarding it and also enjoy reading more on this subject. If possible, as you end up being knowledge, would you mind updating your blog with even more details? It is very handy for me. Big thumb up for this article!

  11. A remarkable share, I simply offered this onto a colleague who was doing a little evaluation on this. And also he actually purchased me morning meal because I found it for him. smile. So let me rephrase that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the moment to review this, I really feel highly concerning it as well as love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you become know-how, would certainly you mind upgrading your blog site with even more details? It is highly handy for me. Huge thumb up for this blog post!

  12. I am frequently to blogging and also i really appreciate your web content. The short article has really peaks my passion. I am going to bookmark your website and also keep looking for new information.

  13. The next time I review a blog, I really hope that it does not dissatisfy me as long as this. I mean, I understand it was my selection to review, yet I in fact believed youd have something fascinating to say. All I hear is a lot of whining about something that you might deal with if you werent too hectic trying to find attention.

  14. Hello! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the terrific information you have right here on this post. I will certainly be coming back to your blog site for more soon.

  15. The following time I review a blog, I hope that it doesn’t dissatisfy me as long as this one. I suggest, I recognize it was my option to check out, but I actually assumed youd have something interesting to say. All I listen to is a lot of yawping regarding something that you might take care of if you werent as well busy looking for attention.

  16. Youre so awesome! I don’t expect Ive check out anything similar to this prior to. So nice to find somebody with some original ideas on this subject. realy thanks for beginning this up. this site is something that is required on the web, somebody with a little originality. beneficial work for bringing something new to the web!

  17. It’s hard to come by knowledgeable people on this subject, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  18. You made some decent factors there. I viewed on the web for the issue as well as located most people will certainly support with your internet site.

  19. Hello! I just would love to offer a massive thumbs up for the wonderful details you have right here on this article. I will be returning to your blog site for even more quickly.

  20. Thanks in favor of sharing such a good idea, post is good, thats why i have read it entirely

  21. I was really delighted to find this web-site. I wished to many thanks for your time for this wonderful read!! I absolutely delighting in every bit of it and also I have you bookmarked to have a look at brand-new stuff you article.

  22. There are some interesting points in time in this short article but I don?t recognize if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity but I will certainly hold opinion until I consider it even more. Excellent write-up, thanks and also we desire a lot more! Added to FeedBurner too