The Aquapower Expedition is an ultimate surf adventure across the Atlantic Ocean. This journey isn’t just about a boat loaded with watersport athletes that want to discover new waves spots, our mission is to make people aware of the beauty of the ocean and to find ways how to protect it. In order to reduce the consequences of climate change and water pollution we have to be active and show the biggest threats through the eyes of watermen that spend most of their time in this element. Besides daily updates of the journey and weekly internet clips, there will be a documentary made for TV Channels about this 72 days journey. Let’s throw off the bowlines, sail away from the save harbour and catch the trade winds in our sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
MORE THAN 70% OF THE EARTH’S SURFACE ARE COVERED BY THE OCEAN
10 GOLDEN RULES
FOR A CLEANER OCEAN
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Do your part to reduce waste by choosing reusable products instead of disposables. Buying products with minimal packaging will help to reduce waste and whenever you can, recycle paper, plastic, newspaper, glass and aluminium cans.
CONSIDER COSMETICS WITHOUT MICROBEADS
as these tiny microspheres made of polyethylene are washed down the drain after use, pollute our water and eventually end up in the ocean.
DON’T USE PLASTIC BAGS WHILST SHOPPING!
Instead, bring your own reusable bag. When blown or washed into the ocean, sea turtles and other marine creatures mistake plastic bags and other garbage as food and ingest it, causing blockages within their digestive system and eventual death.
PICK UP RUBBISH
when you stumble over it and dispose it properly as it otherwise might be blown into the ocean.
LIMIT USE OF DISPOSABLE
such as lunch packages and Styrofoam; it is non-recyclable and non-biodegradable!
MAKE SAFE, SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD CHOICES
Global fish populations are rapidly being depleted due to demand, loss of habitat, and unsustainable fishing practices. When shopping or dining out, help reduce the demand for overexploited species by choosing seafood that is both healthful and sustainable.
CARE FOR OUR BEACHES.
Whether you enjoy diving, surfing, or relaxing on the beach, always clean up after yourself. Explore and appreciate the ocean without interfering with wildlife or removing rocks and coral. Go even further by encouraging others to respect the marine environment or by participating in local beach clean-ups. Surfrider Foundation Chapters hold clean-ups frequently.
TRAVEL THE OCEAN RESPONSIBLY.
Practice responsible boating, kayaking, and other recreational activities on the water. Never throw anything overboard, and be aware of marine life in the waters around you. If you’re set on taking a cruise for your next vacation, do some research to find the most eco-friendly option.
SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS WORKING TO PROTECT THE OCEAN.
Many institutes and organisations are fighting to protect ocean habitats and marine wildlife. Find a national organisation and consider giving financial support or volunteering for hands-on work or advocacy. If you live near the coast, join up with a local branch or group and get involved in projects close to home.
EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT OCEANS AND MARINE LIFE.
All life on Earth is connected to the ocean and its inhabitants. The more you learn about the issues facing this vital system, the more you’ll want to help ensure its health—then share that knowledge to educate and inspire others.
Source: National Geographic