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Merijn Tinga Will Kitesurf the Entire Dutch Coastline

Dutch rider and shaper Merijn Tinga, aka the ‘Plastic Soup Surfer’, is a determined and talented athlete who cares for our planet. That is why he has decides to raise awareness for the huge amount of plastics floating in the North Sea by initiating an amazing adventure.

He will set on an amazing kite expedition along the Dutch coastline. He will ride from Knokke, in Belgium, to the island of Borkum, in Germany on a 500 kilometers (310 miles) course, using a kite surfboard built using plastic waste.

More than 20.000 metric tons of plastic waste are dumped every year in the North Sea and Merijn believes that the monthly waste ending up in the 250 meters of beach is enough to build a plastic surfboard.

Merijn’s eco adventure will start soon and it will be featured in a documentary.