South Coast Surf Carnival supports Sea Pledge

Organisers of the South Coast Surf Carnival urge the public to visit the Jeep Apparel South Coast Surf Carnival taking place on November 26 and 27 at Scottburgh beach where there will be representatives from The Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) collecting pledges from people, business and institutions who intend to increase their efforts at preserving our marine environments. 

The Sustainable Seas Trust's (SST) SEA Pledge Coastal Road Tour is rapidly gaining support for its messages of marine conservation, having completed almost half of its journey along South Africa's coastline. The campaign, which started in Port Elizabeth on 12 October, 2011 will see the SST team visit over 20 coastal towns on its way from Sodwana to Saldanha, collecting pledges from people, business and institutions who intend to increase their efforts at preserving our marine environments.

 "The SEA pledge team will be making a special trip to the South Coast Surf Carnival and we are stoked to be a part of this marine conservation initiative," cites event organiser Paul Godwin from Nerve Events . 

With the impending COP 17 climate change convention set to occur in Durban next month (28 November - 9 December 2011), the aim of the SST SEA Pledge Coastal road Tour is to illustrate to all South Africans the impact that we are having upon our oceans and the environment, as well as the importance of us living sustainable lives. SST aspires to collect pledges from all of South Africa in which people undertake to set and achieve goals that will reduce their negative environmental footprints and increase their positive environmental handprints. 

According to Dr. Ribbink, "anyone anywhere can make a SEA Pledge, although those most closely associated with the sea, coasts and estuaries should take the lead, and others will follow. There are millions of specialist users of the seas throughout the world who use the seas for recreational, commercial and industrial purposes. All have a vested interest and are the obvious first choices for pledges as improving the seas is of direct interest and value to them. From school groups to diving concessions, anglers to surfers, the more people who make SEA Pledges the better!" 

To get involved and for more information visit . Additionally, stay up to date with the progress of the SST SEA Pledge Coastal road Tour team and support the cause by following '@SEApledge' on Twitter and liking the 'Sustainable Seas Trust and SEA Pledge' page on Facebook ( 

"The South Coast Surf Carnival is into its ninth year and features Kitesurfing, Longboarding, SUP, Waveski; there will also be a free surfing clinic hosted by Shaun Selman. We urge the public to join us on the weekend, learn more about our sports, have a go on a waveski or a SUP and to support SEA Pledge," added Godwin. 

The Jeep Apparel South Coast Surf Carnival is sponsored by Jeep Apparel and the valued support sponsors include Independent on Saturday, Thule, Red Bull Mobile, Phatboyz, Wimpy, Bilt Surfboards, Carling Black Label, Natural Curve Surfboards, Ocean 2 Air Kitesurfing, Maisch Fins, Nestle Pure Life Water, Island Style, Pro Class Wetsuits, Thermo Plastic Concepts & Equipment (TCE), Bokomo and MacSki. 

For details on this event please contact Paul at Nerve Events on 083 560 1185 or email 

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