27 July, 2015 27 July, 2015

Some Things Don’t Belong in the Ocean – Bryan Paynter

As surfers we love seeing trash being picked up from our beautiful beaches, and it’s great to receive evidence from fellow ocean users doing exactly that. You’ll be receiving free 100% recycled Tuffy bags in Zag issue 39.8, but until then you can grab your own and put in some elbow grease to stand a chance to win a brand new board every month compliments of Firewire and Share the Stoke Foundation in our Tuffy Beach Clean-Up competition.

All entries into the Tuffy Beach Clean-Up will be posted online, and below you’ll find our first submission sent in this past weekend by Durban’s Bryan Paynter.


“I am a long time ocean lover and enjoy bodyboarding, bodysurfing and for the last few years taking photos in and around the ocean. A month ago I bought myself a fish to play on for smaller days, and I am absolutely hooked (no pun intended). I’ve been surfing almost every day, and relishing the challenge, up and riding here and there but definitely still learning.”

“I saw the competition and figured I could do some good for my local and hopefully win a second board and start rounding out my quiver in the process. No real waves around today so I went and bought some Tuffy 100% Recycled bags and put an hour in cleaning my local beach, which has been looking increasingly shabby the last few months.” – Bryan Paynter


Watch Bryan get to work with this time-lapse of him cleaning up his local.



  1. Mr.Paynter
    27 July, 2015 at 9:55 am · Reply

    Thanks so much guys!

  2. Kaylee
    24 November, 2020 at 8:31 pm · Reply

    this was really helpful

  3. Kaylee
    24 November, 2020 at 8:31 pm · Reply

    this was very helpful

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