Being a surfer in Northern Europe presents its difficulties. The most desirable surf spots are usually thousands of KM away, and I already spend more time in an aeroplane than I’d like to admit. What's the solution? Pack up and move to the beach? Or perhaps take on the chill and surf Nordic Style.
Slow travel is a modern movement, spun off from the slow food movement, in which the journey is considered worthier than the goal and traditional tourism is rejected. Advocates of slow travel are eschewing planes in favour of trains, ships, bicycles, donkeys, their own two feet and mindfulness.
The state of the world’s oceans looks bleak. Any individual effort to make a change may seem like just another drop in the ocean. But the rain is getting heavier. A plethora of organisations are already storming ahead to achieve a better future for our oceans and public opinion is swaying.