Surfer Kai Lenny on the World Surf League’s New Ocean Conservation and Environmental Initiatives

Surfer Kai Lenny on the World Surf League’s New Ocean Conservation and Environmental Initiatives

With oceans around the world acting as the playing field for its surfers, the World Surf League (WSL) has a connection to the environment that most sports leagues don’t have. That’s one of the main reasons why the WSL has announced a slate of new initiatives aimed at protecting the environment, promoting sustainability, and helping with ocean conservation.

The new campaign for the WSL includes working to become carbon neutral by the end of 2019; to eliminate all single-serve plastics from WSL owned-and-operated events by the end of 2019; and working to leave each site of the WSJ Championship Tour in better shape than it was found.

As part of the initiative, the WSL’s non-profit arm, WSL PURE (Protecting Understanding and Respecting the Environment), is hosting a global paddle out on June 15 in honor of International Surfing Day to help … Read the rest