We’re thrilled to be aligned with STOKE Certified and their mission to move surf travel in a more ethical direction.
Founded by passionate surfers STOKE is focused on more than just environmental outcomes. They are switched on to all aspects of the travel experience: culture, heritage, safety and quality.
Basically, they promote quality surf resorts that are doing the right thing for their clients, the local community and the environment.
Realising that vague terms like “eco-resort” can mean next to nothing and that the planet deserves much better they came up with an authoritative rating system.
Using a globally recognised set of 142 metrics they can independently assess all aspects of sustainability with real authority.
In practical terms this might mean the installation of boat moorings, utilising renewable energy, sourcing local food or ensuring locals are employed and paid well.
STOKE Certification comes in four categories from “Benchmarked” through to “Best Practice” depending on how well they score in the expert rating assessment.
Well-known resorts like Tavarua in Fiji and Wave Park Surf Resort in the Mentawai Islands have already signed up and are leading the way.
We applaud their efforts and hope many more surf resorts will follow in their sustainable footsteps. “Sustainability is STOKE,” as they say.