Things Little Surfers Can Do To Protect The Ocean!

As a young surfer, the ocean is your playground, and it’s important to keep it clean and healthy. Here are some simple things you can do to protect the ocean and make a big difference!
 
 1. Use Less Plastic
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest threats to our oceans. Start by using less plastic in your everyday life.
- Bring a reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic ones.
- Use reusable bags/ tote bags.
- Avoid single-use plastics.
- Choose toys that are made from sustainable materials.
 
2. Help Clean Up the Beach
Next time you go to the beach, bring a bag and gloves to pick up trash.
- Join or organize a beach cleanup event in your community.
- Always leave the beach cleaner than you found it. Every piece of trash you pick up helps protect marine life and keeps our beaches beautiful.
3. Respect Marine Life
When you’re out surfing or just enjoying the ocean, remember to respect marine life.
- Never touch or disturb animals like turtles, dolphins, or seals.
- Keep your distance from wildlife and observe them quietly.
- Dispose of your fishing line and hooks properly to avoid harming sea creatures. Respecting marine life ensures that these amazing creatures stay safe and thrive in their natural habitat.
 
 4. Learn as Much as Possible
Knowledge is power! The more you know about the ocean, the better you can protect it.
- Read books and visit aquariums and marine sanctuaries to learn from experts.
- Share what you learn with friends and family to inspire them to protect the ocean too.
Protecting the ocean is not just for adults, kids can make a huge impact too! By using less plastic, helping clean up beaches, respecting marine life, and learning as much as possible, you can help keep the ocean healthy and beautiful for generations to come. So, grab your surfboard and let’s make a difference together!