The Bothnia Savages project

Publish on Sunday, 15 May 2016. by swapandsurf

This Summer 2016 Pauliina and Aino, two young  finnish surfing women, aim to drive along the coastline of Europe with an electric car and travel in a fair and ecological way, trying to minimize the use of natural ressouces and prefer local accommodation and eating options.

 Simultaneously, they create a grass roots overview on the well-being and health of the environment in the coastals areas and bring up the means to improve and develop these areas.

 Along the way, they want to discover and get to know alternative and environmental friendly accommodation options, beach and seaside waste disposal methods and use of renewable energy in both private households and local companies.

 The final destination of their journey is the international Surf Film Festival in Anglet, France, were is located swap and surf

The main medium of their creative journalism project continues to be Instagram where the username is @bothniasavages

It’s not the first project for Pauliina and Aino. The first part of the project took place in Meri-Pori 2015, where they seeked for surfable waves in Finland and lived in a cottage without electricity, learned to fish and used an exercise bike to generate electricity to their phones and cameras. A link here


Swap and surf will help these  girls the best, they deserve it !

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