The surfers who started Phoresia.org named their blog after the Greek form of the word “phoresy,â€? a term describing a symbiotic relationship in which one organism transports another of a different species. It’s nature’s form of hitchhiking, with the key element being the fact that the “riderâ€? doesn’t adversely affect the host. Phoresia points out that if the ocean is a massive organism, then the surfers who ride its waves shouldn’t harm it either.
The ultimate goal of the blog is to educate surfers about more sustainable surf products and in doing so, “preserve the organic integrity of our pursuit and secure a sustainable future.â€? They’re off to a great start. So far posts have covered such territory as sustainable surfboard construction, green surf magazines, and environmentally-minded companies like Patagonia.
A recurring theme throughout blog is that if surfers demand a better product (like a surfboard that lasts five times as long), they will end up buying less. This, in turn, will result in less waste. It’s a concept we couldn’t agree with more.