CITY KIDS SURFING
We want to change attitudes and ultimately the lives of young people most at risk in our inner city areas through the emotive power of surfing in the UK.
WE WILL EDUCATE AND PROMOTE OCEAN CONSERVATION AND GIVE REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES OF A UK SURFER AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO PROTECT OUR OCEANS.
If you have experienced the power of the ocean in any of its forms, you will understand the unique influence it has over our collective mental state. Some children will grow up in the city never knowing the peace and tranquility one can experience through being near, in or part of the ocean here in the United Kingdom.
“THE DAY THE OCEAN WENT AWAY” - COMING SOON!
A NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VOLVO,
TO EMPOWER THE NEXT GENERATION TO BECOME OCEAN GUARDIANS
We’re delighted to announce The Day the Ocean Went Away: a new children’s book in collaboration with Volvo, designed to teach children about the importance of ocean sustainability. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to City Kids Surfing, so that we can help inner-city kids experience to ocean for the first time.
Printed entirely from FSC recycled stock, The Day the Ocean Went Away is in support of Volvo Cars’ global initiative to fight plastic pollution and improve sustainability practices, both in their cars and in the wider world. So we’re thrilled to have them on our side.
The book, which will be available on Amazon in the coming weeks, follows a little boy called Jack, who loves the ocean. One morning, he wakes up to watch the sun rise over the water, but to his surprise, the ocean has completely disappeared. He journeys across the dry seabed to find out why, meeting all sorts of ocean creatures along the way, from a plastic-filled blue whale to a mermaid struggling in plastic fishing nets. Jack soon discovers that the ocean has plenty of reasons to go away…
The book was illustrated by Jago, an award-winning, internationally-published children’s book illustrator, who lives on the Cornish coast, and loves the ocean just as we do.
We hope you like it.