Not strictly a surfing blog, but something we should all care about and especially anyone using the ocean for pleasure as surfers do.

My shot ‘Rise Above Plastics – it all ends up somewhere’ came third in the ‘Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year 2009 (IOWPOY) awards’. I didnt enter it because i think its one of my best, or favourite shots, but because the brief was “it’s a small world” and i thought the fact that all the plastic pollution in the seas isnt going anywhere in a hurry and will be with us for thousands of years might just be appropriate.

Here’s a link to the site so you can take a look at the other winners and shortlisted entries if you want.

And if you are concerend about the isssue then you can find out more at