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Surfers Growing Involvement in Ocean Conservation

Surfers in oceans around the world are banding together to help protect our ocean’s natural beauty. Surfers are shredding the “whatever dude” stereotype as they strive to give back to the ocean.

Pro Surfer and environmentalist Greg Long explains, “More and more professional surfers are waking up, being educated, jumping on board, realizing, hey, it’s time to change this lifestyle”(takepart). Other surfers have also voiced their desire to be a catalyst to change the surf world into a powerful force to protect the ocean.


Direct Threats

Surfing is directly threatened by climate change and human activities.

Some of the best wave breaks are found near coral reefs, but if ocean acidification and ocean warming continue, it will lead to the extinction of these reefs. Other major threats include habitat destruction and coastal pollution.

Habitat destruction has been caused by humans coming in direct contact with delicate reef and wetland ecosystems. Because all drains lead to the ocean, what we do on land effects what goes on offshore. Now that we know what a growing threat coastal pollution is, it’s up to us to actively change our habits that contribute to this.

Surfers and non-surfers are becoming more informed and curious about how to change the direction of this negative trajectory. Amid the growing discussion of ways to become more environmentally friendly are trends like the straw ban, and the shift to a majority of reusable water bottles. Another key shift we have begun to see is that of brands who are focusing more heavily on sustainability and reduction of waste, as well as a consumer awareness around purchasing environmentally friendly products.


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Brands Changing Their Focus

All you ocean lovers need to know, there is still time to solve problems! These issues are growing in public awareness as brands are turning their focus towards environmentally friendly products. There are more and more options for cool and functional products made with special attention to the impact they have on our environment and in turn, our beloved oceans. Not only are new brands popping onto the scene with sustainable manufacturing and materials, but brands we’ve come to love are also jumping on board.


The Banks Journal Approach

Banks Journal is one brand who, in particular, understands how important this movement is and prides itself on being apart of it, while still creating dope products that surfers and beach bums love.

 Banks Journal has taken a sustainable approach since day one. Banks, creators and employees alike are bound by the desire to make the world a better place and understand that our actions have a direct impact on the world we live in. Because of this, they voice their opinion that it is our responsibility to make an effort to preserve it.


Making a Difference One Product at a Time

 Banks Journal puts its money where its mouth is when it comes to using environmentally friendly products in order to promote ocean conservation.

Checkout some of the lengths they go to to incorporate this mentality into the literal fiber of everything they do:

  • Recycled polyester woven labels are used within all Banks clothing (
  • FSC® approved paper swing tags are also attached
  • Every Banks t-shirt is made with 100% organic cotton, free of pesticides and insecticides.
  • Fleece used in Banks Journal products sticks to the same environmental standards as their shirts
  • Board shorts are all made from recycled polyester


Checkout more of our favorite eco-friendly Banks Journal products!

Banks Journal shortsBanks Journal tshirtBanks Journal Hawaiian Shirt


More Anchor Chief Sustainable Products


Sustainable Surf Certified Eco-boards:

The new Channel Islands OG Flyer, Futures 3 Fins, Spine-Tek EPS 6'0" is not only an incredibly engineered board with SPINE-TEK® technology but is also an ECOBOARD (gasp!). Yes, an ECOBOARD performs just like any modern surfboard while having reduced environmental and toxic impacts through the usage of environmental friendly products and manufacturing processes. The fish will be thanking you for this one! #oceanconservation

ecoboard front  eco surfboard back

Eco-friendly skateboards:

Deck made from wood and bamboo material from sustainable sources supply, wood and Bamboo by-product is reclaimed for use in other products, and decks are produced using eco friendly water-based sanding sealers.


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Superga Cotu Classic:

You can feel good about this purchase because these cotton classics are made with natural rubber, crepe-textured outsole that offers traction and durability.

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All About Eve Dress:

The cute and cool All About Eve Dress is a win! Made using regenerated cellulose, a more sustainable fibre!

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What Can You Do as an Ocean Lover?


No longer chuck up the deuces when it comes to ocean conservation but catch the party wave of environmentally friendly products! Continue to educate yourself and be aware of more sustainable options! Checkout and shop more environmentally friendly products at Anchor Chief!


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Lennox Head BEACH SOUNDS Fest is an all ages, alcohol and drug free event held annually in the coastal town of Lennox Head and features some of the best upcoming Australian bands.

2018 LINE UP

The Pretty Littles
Eliza and the Delusionals
Concrete Surfers
Viral Eyes
Garage Sale
No Parade

+ winner of our Feed Music "High School Hero" competition. 


ART and MUSIC FAIR - free entry to all in the foyer. A great collection of regional art and music based stalls. 
FOOD and DRINK available on site. 
DOOR PRIZES provided by our great sponsor Skullcandy and Anchor Chief (GLOBE, The Critical Slide Society, All About Eve).

THE VENUE is right in Lennox Head. Pass outs available so enjoy the local cafes, restaurants, hotel and bars. 

This is alcohol free event for guests and admission will be denied for any intoxicated patrons. Unruly behaviour will not be tolerated and will result in removal . No crowd surfing or aggressive dancing. Respect each other and look after your fellow concert goers. Zero tolerance will be shown to any patron harrassing other patrons or making them feel uncomfortable at our event. Any patron denied entry or re-entry to venue or removed from venue will not be provided with a refund.




Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All ages are welcome. We would politely suggest that the event is aimed at teens and young adults. Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by a supervising adult who holds a ticket (max 4 kids per adult supervisor please). 
Pass outs will be allowed . The promoter and venue are not responsible for supervision of minors in any way but will provide a strictly alcohol free and drug free environment for guests, security will be present. Free water and rest areas are available. Kids are free to use the promoters telephone services to call parents if required.


What can I bring into the event?

We would suggest you dont bring anything except a small bag. Free cold water will be available. There is kiosk which will sell soft drinks and snacks. There will be a hot food vendor on site. We will be keeping the cost of food and drink to modest prices.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Your contact team is Ben Luke 17 year old of Lennox Groove and his father Nathan Luke. Email


What's the refund policy?

A full refund is available 7 days out. After that point no refunds. Note no refunds are given for any patron refused entry or removed from the premises.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

YES please bring your ticket printed out to avoid any issues with phone, phone reception (which can be poor in Lennox on occasion).

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