#StopSucking for a Strawless Ocean

Global Partner

Starboard’s innovative #stopsucking campaign launches on social media today through Friday, March 29th in order to spread awareness about single use plastic and encourage paddlers to protect the planet.

Watch the ‘Stop Sucking’ video below. Next, read how you can win free eco-conscious supplies from Starboard to support your environmental efforts.

Eliminate Single Use Plastics with #stopsucking Campaign

In order to raise awareness about the growing blight of plastics infiltrating our world’s oceans and waterways, Starboard invites you to participate in  their newest environmental campaign called #stopsucking.

For additional ways Starboard Blue spearheads initiatives for the environment, click here.

Raise Awareness:  Be a Leader for the Environment

Here’s what you need to do.  For the next 3 weeks:

  • Publish a picture or video on Instagram of your drink without any plastic straw;
  • Share WHY we don’t need plastic straws;
  • Hashtag #stopsucking and tag @starboardsup and @starboardwindsurfing

The campaign will run Friday, March 8th – Friday, March 29th, 2019.

Starboard will draw 2 winners each week via Instagram Live Feed at Taco Lake. Winners will receive a Starboard eco-product hamper that includes:
1. Starboard bamboo utensil set
2. Starboard “Do You Still Suck?” tee
3. Bamboo straws for you and your friends.

Let’s get to clicking and eliminate the sucking!  Thank you, Starboard.



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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.