Tropical vibes. Amazing waves. Kindhearted people. Colorful streets. A magical place. Santa Catalina, Panama.
It was my first time in Central America and I fell in love with pretty much everything... well almost... .
Despite Panama’s beauty, I was heartbroken again to see the amount of trash in the water. From cups over empty tubes of toothpaste and brushes to big plastic bottles: I literally paddled through everything. I know that some of you might be tired of reading about this topic on social media, but well it's just a great way to raise awareness. Awareness to understand. Awareness to act. Awareness to feel responsible.
I already talked about this topic on Instagram and showed you the wearable trash bags (@trshbg_tbag)**. They're supposed to help every surfer and/or diver, beach enthusiast (well literally anyone who cares… and you def should care!) to become an ocean cleaner.
On that note, once again a big shout out to my friend Trieu, who developed the wearable trash bags. We met in Bali (I think at Balangan?). And when he told me about his project, I knew straight away that this is definitely something I’d like to support. The trash bags are made of recycled material and (not joking) are quite comfy as well. If you want to get some more information, check out their page: www.trshbg.com
This time I took the “techbag” (the smaller calf bag) to Santa Catalina and voilà.. .within 45 min of surfing I was able to collect trash… lots of trash.
Just imagine if every surfer in the world could spend those 45 mins once a week... It would benefit the environment for sure quite a lot. So no more excuses when the surf is not too great: You can always just grab a log and spend some time cleaning the ocean! Because if we all work together, we can support our beautiful planet… STEP BY STEP💙 #1pieceatatime #trshbag #tbag