SAVE THE REEF and ENJOY the RIDE

We love surfing, don’t we? But I think I can talk for the majority of surfers when I say that one of the reasons why we love surfing so much is the gorgeous environment that surrounds us!

The clarity of the water, the colourful fish swimming around, the beautiful coral heads where we have left that slice of skin.

Sometimes we forget that some products that we use to go surfing can actually arm this amazing eco-system.

So, is it possible to enjoy our rides without arming the ocean? Our society is continuous development and fortunately, there are some beautiful souls thinking about making us be eco-friendly surfers.

Reef-friendly sunscreens are the first step to stay green practising what we love!

 

It’s essential to protect your skin from damaging sun-rays, but we need to be aware of how toxic chemicals from many sunscreens are a contributing factor to the demise of our oceans coral ecosystem!

In July of 2018, Hawaii became the first U.S. state to ban the sale of sunscreens containing two common chemicals, oxybenzone (benzophenone-3) and octinoxate (octyl methoxycinnamate), which many researchers worldwide have deemed potentially harmful to aquatic life.

Some studies have also raised concerns that mineral (zinc and titanium-based) sunscreens containing nanoparticles which have the capability to damage reefs because they are so small they can damage the reproduction capabilities of some fish and be harmful to phytoplankton.

Personally, I have chosen CocoAloha for my surf sessions!

CocoAloha is passionate about raising awareness around this vital global issue. It was created by Gita a passionate surfer girl who suffered from a skin condition due to a hormonal imbalance and intense sun exposure known as Melasma. This condition made her understand how important it was to protect her skin on a daily basis and eventually inspired the creation of CocoAloha.

CocoAloha protects and nourishes your skin with a unique blend of wild- harvested Annatto Seeds from Hawaii & Thanaka Powder from Southeast Asia. Lovingly crafted with organic ingredients, CocoAloha provides amazing sun-care for all ages during active water-sports, beach activities or just as daily sun protection.

Stays on for hours and doesn’t sting your eyes. CocoAloha is a chemical free product, making it safe for your skin and Mother Ocean!

CocoAloha is packed in aluminium and paper tube containers to reduce plastic use on our planet!

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