Eco Ambassador Gordon Fontaine

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Sick Turn by Gordon Fontaine

Who is Eco Ambassador Gordon Fontaine?

Gordon recently gave us an update to his profile and we wanted to make sure it got in front of all you awesome readers.

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Now, let’s listen to Gordon . . .

I am originally from France and grew up surfing with my brothers, the rivalry amongst us three meant that we picked up professional competitive surfing really quickly.

After finishing high school I was given the chance to go study in Australia for a year. I lived on the Gold Coast and surfed Snapper Rocks, Burleigh Heads, D-Bah and some other rad spots on a daily basis.

After that I decided to back up my surfing with education and studied a Marketing degree on the South Coast of the UK, which I obtained this year. While I still occasionally participate in a few WQS events, I now mainly focus on UK Pro Tour competitions and free surfing.

[box type=”info” size=”large” style=”rounded”]In four years time I’ve snapped one 6′ comp leash (in pumping 6-8ft barrels, so that was fair) and my hemp double boardbag is still going as strong as ever! [/box]

I joined the crew at Wave Tribe 4 years ago when I became disillusioned by the number of big surf brands that didn’t have an ethical ethos. I wanted to associate myself with companies I believed in and who shared my concern to make the surf industry greener. Mother nature provides us with pure stoke on a daily basis, and it’s our duty to preserve that. 
 
I was really stoked when I heard about the existence of companies such as Wave Tribe, pioneering the sustainable production of surf accessories with rad natural materials like hemp or cork. And guess what, the products are epic.In four years time I’ve snapped one 6′ comp leash (in pumping 6-8ft barrels, so that was fair) and my hemp double boardbag is still going as strong as ever! These products are made to last – so not only we are lowering our impact through the production process and materials used in those products, we are also lowering our consumption rates as well, it’s an all round win-win!

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