21 February, 2018 21 February, 2018

Tuffy Clean Your Beach #64

Today’s entry may have come in a little late, but with an initiative such as this one, it’s a case of better late than never. Roelf Daling made this video after being shocked by the number of plastic that they found nestled in between the rocks at low tide. Once a month Roelf and his crew clean the same spot in order to collect data about the volume and types of plastic that wash ashore. This particular day they were overwhelmed by what they found. This was due to a weather change that brought severe ocean upwelling and caused all this plastic to wash up. Luckily Roelf was ready with his phone to record all the plastic you see in the video.
The plastic we see on the beach is only half of the problem, currently, it’s an ‘out of sight, out of mind situation’. This video forms part of a project by the Beach Co-Op, an NPC operating from Muizenberg. The data goes to UCT and forms part of their long-term monitoring project.


  1. Roelf
    21 February, 2018 at 12:59 pm · Reply

    Hi, thank you so much for including me in the competition. Congratulations on your incredible initiative! Special thanks to Tuffy, ZigZag, Firewire Surfboards and Share the Stoke Foundation!

  2. Jan-Marten
    28 February, 2018 at 7:16 pm · Reply

    Great video and amazing work done by volunteers helping our environment. Thanks for including the insightful statistics. I have much respect for everyone involved.

  3. Name jeremy
    2 March, 2018 at 3:46 pm · Reply

    Jis laaik maar dit is great! Ek dink die video moet wen!

  4. Jerry
    2 March, 2018 at 11:20 pm · Reply

    I had to come an watch it again! Jis laaik manne and manninne! What a great thing you guys are doing for the ocean and all its dependents! You got my vote! And my pledge to use less plastic!

  5. Morgan
    2 March, 2018 at 11:24 pm · Reply

    Horrible video…In the best way possibleโ€”everyone needs to see this! Thanks, Roelf, for making this eye-opening video and everyone who helps with the beach cleans.

  6. Surfer girl
    3 March, 2018 at 9:28 am · Reply

    Wow! Makes me sad!! Less plastic more surf! Go team roelf!! Show dem the tuffylove!!

  7. Suzanna
    3 March, 2018 at 12:12 pm · Reply

    Oh my!!! Super keen to join a team like yours roelf!!! Thank you for inspiring me!!
    Please share more info on how to join groups like yours!

  8. Saartjie
    3 March, 2018 at 1:41 pm · Reply

    Hi jerry

    Thank you for sharing this! What a great cause! I also love doing beach cleanups! @suzanna where do you live? Feel free to let me know if you wanna join us next weekend. I love meeting new friends passionate about the plannet!

    Roelf keep doing what you doing! Spread the knowlege and not the platic people!!!

    @surfer girl, lol tuffylove! I like!!! Why donโ€™t you also join. Would also like to learn how to surf oneday!

    Lets revive the captain planet gang!!! Ill be ๐Ÿ’— (Womwomwom)

    The power is OURSssss!!!!๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’—

  9. Dave Burgmann
    3 March, 2018 at 1:47 pm · Reply

    Can i also join your beach cleanup? When where? LOVED captain planet!!!! Ill be ๐ŸŒ!!!

    Planeteers unite!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

  10. SurferGirl
    3 March, 2018 at 4:49 pm · Reply

    Haha!!! @saartjie! I donโ€™t know youโ€™ll , but i like you!!!!

    Lets do it!!! And @suzanna ill show you the ropes! Let do a cleanup at muziez! Then all of you that don’t have boards can rent and ill give you guys a basic lesson.

    @dave , do you allso surf? Are you โ€œearthโ€๐ŸŒ or captain ๐ŸŒ?

    Iโ€™ll be ๐Ÿ’ง!!! ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ!!! Let our powers combine!!!

    Ps got an extra board that i can bring!

  11. Suzanna
    3 March, 2018 at 5:06 pm · Reply

    Lol never heard of captain planet!! ๐Ÿ™ˆ
    Had to google it but looks cool! Guess a bit before my time! Iโ€™m a โ€˜94 baby! Love captain planets hairstyle!!! Ill can be ๐ŸŒฌ๐Ÿ’จ

    @surfergirl!! Super keen!
    I rent in cbd , donโ€™t have a car yet, i just uber! So can meet you all there or catch a lift. How about the last sunday of march!

    Exited to meet all of you!


  12. Dave Burgmann
    3 March, 2018 at 5:42 pm · Reply

    @surfergirl ๐Ÿคฃ… earth!!! โ›ฐ

    But i think we must ask Roelf from the video to be captain planet an lead us the planeteers!!

    Roelf will you be our leader!!!!???


    @suzanna Captain planet is actually also before my time, im a โ€˜92 baby but my brother introduced it to me and my sister he has a whole harddrive full of 80s cartoons. We can have a captin planet beach screaning on night! What you say?


  13. SurferGirl
    3 March, 2018 at 8:46 pm · Reply

    Haha! Yes Roelf! We need you! Plz be our captin planet!!!

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