The Roxy Pro is a priceless opportunity to raise awareness about environmental issues that are naturally important to the surfing community and the Quiksilver group. This year, the Quiksilver foundation will be introducing the art collective skeleton sea and once again opening a charity shop on the Côte des Basques.
Skeleton Sea is an art collective supported by the Quiksilver Foundation, which aims to raise awareness about the need to look after the oceans.
Inspired by the tragic story and images of albatross birds dying slow and agonizing deaths due to ingested plastic, the Skeleton Sea artists created a new project titled the ‘Albatross Exhibitionist’. Constructed using a selection of plastic recovered during a beach cleaning exercise in Msambweni in Kenya, the Albatross Exhibitionist represents a stark reminder to us all about the importance of keeping our oceans clean. The project also includes a short film, which will be shown at the Roxy Pro alongside the artwork.
A collection of tee-shirts printed with the albatross will be on sale during the Roxy Pro. All profits will go to Skeleton Sea. (Tee-Shirt sold 29 Euros)
Skeleton Sea is a group of artists and surfers made up of Luis de Dios, Xandi Kreuzeder and Joao Parrinha. Over the years, the three friends have worked individually and collectively to raise public awareness about environmental issues through ‘green art’. Made exclusively from flotsam and jetsam, their artworks are intended above all to remind people about the importance of keeping our oceans clean.