1st February 2024 / Environment

Eco-Friendly Tips For Sea Kayakers

Welcome, fellow sea adventurers! As lovers of the great blue expanse, we have a duty to protect & preserve our precious marine ecosystems. In this brief guide, we're diving deep into the world of eco-friendly kayaking & uncovering ways to paddle responsibly while still enjoying the wonders of the sea.

Embrace Leave No Trace Principles

You're gliding through pristine waters in your sea kayak, surrounded by nature's splendour as guests in this watery realm. So show respect! Embrace Leave No Trace principles by minimising your impact on the environment. That means packing out all your rubbish, disposing of waste properly, & avoiding disturbing wildlife & delicate habitats.

Say No to Single-Use Plastics

Ah, the scourge of our oceans: single-use plastics. These pesky pollutants wreak havoc on marine life & spoil the beauty of our coastal paradises. But fear not! As eco-warriors armed with paddles, we can make a difference. Swap out disposable water bottles for reusable ones, say goodbye to plastic straws, and opt for eco-friendly snacks packaged in sustainable materials. Sorted!

Clean as You Go

Imagine stumbling upon a secluded cove, only to find it marred by litter & debris. Heartbreaking & unfortunately, only too common now! 

Take matters into your own hands by adopting a 'clean as you go' mentality. Bring along a bag & pick up any rubbish you encounter along your journey. Not only will you leave the environment better than you found it, but you'll also inspire others to follow suit.

Support Marine Conservation Efforts

We're stronger together, peeps! Show your love for the sea by supporting marine conservation efforts. Join beach clean-up initiatives, volunteer with local conservation organizations, and educate others about the importance of preserving our marine ecosystems. Every action, no matter how small, contributes to the greater good.

Success Stories: Making Waves in Conservation

Let's take a moment to celebrate the unsung heroes of the sea. From grassroots activists to dedicated volunteers, individuals around the globe are making waves in marine conservation. Whether it's protecting nesting sea turtles or restoring coral reefs, their efforts remind us of the power of collective action. Let their stories inspire you to be a force for positive change in our oceans.

Take the Pledge: Paddle with Purpose

So, fellow sea explorers, are you ready to paddle with purpose? Let's make a solemn vow to protect & preserve our marine playgrounds for generations to come. Together, we can ensure that future adventurers inherit a world teeming with life and wonder.

Remember, the fate of our oceans lies in our hands. By adopting eco-friendly kayaking practices, we can be guardians of the sea & champions of conservation. So grab your paddle, raise your voice, and let's embark on a journey to safeguard our planet's greatest treasures.

Take Action Now!

Join the movement for eco-friendly kayaking. Share this guide with your fellow sea enthusiasts, and together, let's make a splash for a brighter, cleaner future.

Happy paddling, everyone!


Unidentifiable refuse on a Suffolk beach, beach cleaning with NOMAD Sea Kayaking.
Recording data of refuse collected while beach cleaning with NOMAD Sea Kayaking.
Beach cleaning with NOMAD Sea Kayaking in Suffolk, United Kingdom.
Coach & Lead Guide with NOMAD Sea Kayaking.
Kurt Finch

Since surfing with the pros as a kid in Durban South Africa on my hollow 12ft barge & getting absolutely trashed, I was hooked on sea paddling. Over a period of forty-two years I’ve surfed, white watered & sea kayaked in locations around the world. I've guided as a full-time professional for the past nineteen years & my journey continues.