The PTS Journal

Here we share our latest news and give you a glimpse into our work and the gems of our experiences.

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Surfdrive Jersey

Surf Drive, April 2023 | From the moment we arrived on the island in our van, it was all love. Tom had already collected around 70 boards, all piled up in his little garden.

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May 23, Goat Surf Club brings new boards to Senegal
PTS was contacted by the notorious Goat Surf Club GSC. Three young surfers and UK residents who were about to make a trip to Senegal. They dedicate themselves to visually document sustainability projects in surfing. Together we managed to get over 21 surfboards to our partner @surfkids_shredding_senegal @malikasurfcamp.
 
The work of Marta and the crew in supporting young individuals in Dakar with the power of surfing is incredible. Some of the surfers from "Surfkids Shredding Senegal" are already on their way to compete at the ISA Surfing comp in El Salvador.

 Some boards already been distributed, more will follow.

Thanks again to our friends from GSC with helping bringing the load to Dakar. We are keen to see their stories brought back from Senegal.
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for São Tomé

Surf Drive, Ferbuary 2023 | PTS was able to deliver the long-awaited shipment of surfboards for the Soma Surf Therapy Program.

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November 22, preparations for Ghana.
As boards to Ivory Coast are on their way, we are in preparation of the next shipment to Ghana. Besides a small load of blanks from @polyola_surf to support the first shaping bay in Ghana at Kokrobite, we will throw in around 25 -30 more boards for our brother Mr. Brights. Boards will be distributed in Katakor, Cape Three Points and at Kokrobite. As well we are really excited about the effort of @surfghana with hosting ISA surf instructor lessons in Busua just recently.
October 22, Collection events in Belgium
Around 1,5 years ago we met @arnoooh in Zarautz. Telling him a few words about PTS he immediately replied „Guys I want to help, I will collect boards in Belgium“. Now since around three weeks there are preparations and collection-events in Belgium, all organised by @arnoooh On the first event @twinsclub_bredene they collected around 30 boards. Next event will be on the 27th of October @havensurf in Antwerpen. With @northseasurfsisters there is a board-collection and a screening of legendary movie „Girls Cant Surf“.
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Surfdrive

Surfdrive North Spain, October 2022 | As countries with no real coastline and only sporadic chances for waves, there was always an idea to expand our board search to other places. If we could already activate a number of boards and people at our place, what would it be like at surfing hotspots with much bigger surf communities?

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Surf Film Nacht, Summer 2022 | Between July and September 2022 we had the great fortune to accompany over 20 stops of the Surf Film Nacht to show our film "SƐRƐ" as a supporting program.

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Juni 22, Longestsurfday at Alaia Bay
It was all love at Longestsurfday at Alaia Bay this weekend.We collected around 20 boards and material.What is even more important: we met a whole bunch of nice people. Thanks everybody for the interest and support of PTS.
May 22, first repair workshop at Robertsport, Liberia.
5 days surfboard-repair-workshops are finished last friday. It was a blast. They were two groups with five people each. Everybody was highly motivated. As well we had our special guests from Sierra Leone attend the workshops. After the last session they all got their certificate of completion. Now the surf-club @surfliberia will sort out a system how to frequently repair the PTS-Boards here. Massive thanks again to our friend Stefan @kuntiqi @collectivesurfboards for his dedication and love in sharing his passion.
May 22, PTS project trip to Liberia.
We first visited this place in 2019. Since that we sent one load of 40 board-sets in 2020 and another one of 40 boards in 2022.What changed? It is mind-blowin! You have a whole community of surfers now. These waves are owned now by the local kids and grown-ups. They all surf together, they set up a system to give out these boards so everybody can benefit, they have the best atmosphere in the line-up and are living the purest form of stokeness we ever saw. This is literally amazing. Stay tuned here for a bigger PTS Journal article in the future, containing lots of stories, pictures and video.
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Project Trip Ghana, August 2021 | Show some Love' were the first words we heard in Ghana. The workers from the bulky luggage with the board bags asked for some extra love. No problem, we had never been asked for a tip so charmingly before. Ghana welcomed us friendly, humorous and relaxed.

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Munich

Collection Event, Munich, June 2021 | It took a bit until the PTS Event in Munich could took place but doing our best, being flexible and adopt to the challenging Corona environment, Chris, Basti and Frederik from the PTS crew took the first opportunity to come over to Munich to meet great people, collect boards and present our project in Munich.