Surfers are some of the most environmentally-conscious people on the planet. They do their thing wrapped up in nature. They are floating on the ocean that is teeming with sea life, feeling the wind in their faces, and riding waves to the beach. They know that there is no excuse for wastage, for pollution, and for not opting for renewable and solar energy. Surfers’ houses often have solar panels installed, back up battery systems off solar, rain water tanks, solar geysers. They have stickers like Save The Whales, No Nukes, and Surfers for Cetaceans. They are an extremely small and somewhat insignificant segment of the population that lead the way in harnessing solar and renewable energy in their domestic set-ups.
Down in Jeffreys Bay the World Surf League Championship Tour event has rolled into town, and it’s a biggie. The biggest surfing event in the country, and one of the biggest in the world, with all the best surfers in town to compete for the $525,000 prize money, which is quite a healthy amount in good ole ZAR (R6,5 M).