We respect and love our nature and want to reduce our carbon footprint, this is why we do our best to make the Vegan Surf Camp as Green as we can!
The Vegan Surf Camp is an event that is organized by the french non profit Association L’Amour de la Terre.
The association’s aim is to spread an ecological know-how and to share information about a healthy vegan and organic diet, natural agriculture and living in harmony with the Earth. In order to prove that we can improve our quality of living thanks to natural products and ecological thinking combined with activities such as Surf and Yoga.
We want to develop a cooperative spirit with our partners and association members. Our goal is to make organic and local products accessible for everyone.
We regularly host conferences and workshops by associations and individuals working in the ecological, social and environmental scene. It’s a great way to learn how as individuals, we can create positive change in the world and live in a sustainable and eco-conscious way. Partnering with associations such as ‘Surfrider Foundation Europe’ and ‘L’Association Végétarienne de France’ creates a collective energy that encourages us and reminds us why following a vegan lifestyle is important for us and for the planet. In our workshops, you can learn how to make homemade cosmetics or to naturally dye your clothes. These are sustainable skills that you can take home with you, along with whatever beautiful creation you made during the session!
We are passionate about our food and are big believers that a vegan diet can be as abundant in taste as in nutrition. We source a wide variety of vegan, organic and seasonal produce from local sellers. Seasonal produce not only reduces the environmental cost of food, but it also promises the most nutrients and the most taste! Couple this with organic farming methods and you have the best food for the least environmental impact.
We provide an Aquion ActivWater Filter, we are very proud of this investment as a healthy diet starts with the best quality drinking water.
This filters and purifies water to remove any contaminants and give you the best taste. It is our favourite way to stay hydrated on those hot summer days full of surfing and yoga.
Drinking filtered water also encourages the use of reusable water bottles instead of plastic ones. Did you know around 481.6 billion plastic bottles end up in landfill every single year? If you don’t have one already, our eco-friendly VSC water bottle is one way of reducing your carbon footprint and reducing single use plastic.
Camp – DIY
Our camp is constructed by using as many eco-friendly materials as we can. We love woodwork such as our handmade pallet couches, our bar or all the other cozy corners we made by using recovery materials (pallets, wood from the beach…).
Surfing – Let’s make our beaches clean again
We love the ocean and don’t want to harm this amazing environment.
As surfers, we feel it is our duty to protect and care for the ocean in any way we can. Surfing has deepened our connection with this magical body of water and has opened our eyes to the devastating impact of plastic pollution on our ocean. We encourage ocean activism in our camp through weekly beach clean ups where you can learn more about ocean pollution and ways to reduce it.
It is always surprising to see what you find during these clean ups, between hundreds of micro plastics to fishing equipment and cigarette butts. A short beach clean up may not seem much against the global pollution problem, but it is one way of raising awareness and giving back to our local surf spot in return for waves of fun
We partner up with the most eco-friendly and greatest surfboard shapers from the region.
Using eco surf equipment where possible allows us to surf while respecting our values and beliefs. All our wetsuits at the camp are sourced from Picture Organic Clothing who use ecoprene, an eco-friendly alternative to neoprene.
We also partner with local brand, Notox, who produce ecobuilt surfboards in the Basque country. They replace harmful materials with more sustainable alternatives, without impacting the quality of the ride.
Kun-tiqi – Balsa Wood boards from Santander, Northern Spain.
We reduce, sort and recycle our waste
As holiday destinations are often big waste producers, we do our best to offer an alternative lifestyle experience.
We reduce the waste we make, sort it and recycle whatever can be.
We partner up with a local organic farmers and bring them our organic wastes for composting.