Ocean Plastic Pollution - scientifically proven

Sally Welburn is an oceanographer and environmentalist based in North Devon, UK.  She obtained a degree in Ocean Science from the University of Plymouth. Her final year research focussed on the distribution of marine plastic in Areas of Outstanding Beauty within the UK. Sally shares with us her research which shows firsthand the scale of plastic pollution in the UK, and her views on how best to tackle the problem of ocean plastic pollution.

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Deepa Shah
The Sketch Sessions, Surfing & Life in Lagos

Introducing Millie Wilkins - an artist and designer from Lagos, Portugal.  We first met Millie on a surf trip in Lagos earlier this year.   Aside from showcasing her skills as a surfer, we got chatting and she revealed her true passion - her work as an artist and designer.  Millie is the founder of The Sketch Sessions - an intriguing concept and art workshop in the heart of Lagos.  We caught up with her to learn more about The Sketch Sessions, surfing and life in this little Portuguese surf town.

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Deepa Shah
Calm amongst the chaos - Irina Mordvintseva

Irina Mordvintseva is a humanitarian aid worker with Save the Children, and an accomplished freediver.  She has taken some time out of her intriguing life to talk to us about her work with the humanitarian surge team, and her experiences with freediving and how it helps her to bring a sense of calm amongst the chaos.

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Deepa Shah
Madeira - A Real Surf Adventure

Do you crave a real surf adventure - exploring rugged coastlines and actively searching for elusive breaks?  Ambassador Clare James ventured off the beaten track to Madeira this winter.  She found warm waters, dramatic landscape, sunshine, no crowds and a perfect peeling right. 

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Deepa Shah
Surf Fitness with Andy Blake

The more we surf, the more we want to surf.  Its addictive. The invigoration, the meditative state it provides, the freedom.  But to surf well and to surf for longer, the body and mind must be strong.  We caught up with the legend Andrew Blake "Blakey" to give us an overview on the benefits of surf fitness training to help you surf stronger.  

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Deepa Shah