It's a cold irony that cold water surfers can only explore the waves they care so much about in petroleum based suits.
Since the pioneering creation of Jack O'Neill and his kin half a century ago, cold water has become a new frontier for wave seekers around the world. Yet there the growth in popularity of cold water watersports, combined with the linear nature of a wetsuit has seen the pile of worn neoprene grow too big to ignore.
In support for our oceans, cold water champions Finisterre have launched the #WetsuitsFromWetsuits campaign: a search for new ways to reuse and recycle wetsuits that go beyond current initiatives to provide a real solution to the growing pile of neoprene in the corner.
The #WetsuitsFromWetsuits campaign seeks to ultimately make wetsuits from wetsuits and begins with a recruitment campaign for the new role of 'Wetsuit Recyler'.
The role seeks to create a new vision for wetsuits and close the loop on their product lifestyle. Currently 500,000 surfers in the UK alone replace their suits on average every two years, discarding over 30 London double decker buses of chemical waste . For Finisterre, who have partnered with Exeter University to support the role and mission, this offers a real chance to change the landscape of cold water surfing for the better.
Read more and apply on the Finisterre Website here: