It is estimated that 14,000 bodyboards are left on beaches across the Westcountry each year, as a new campaign hopes highlight the problem.
As a way of highlighting this issue, Bristol designer Linda Thomas teamed-up with Keep Britain Tidy’s BeachCare project to create the giant 'Wave of Waste' dress made out of 100 bodyboard covers.
It was paraded on Watergate Bay near Newquay in Cornwall by professional surfer and model Emma Adams.
Ms Adams has been surfing in the area since she was a child.
She says she is shocked by the amount of waste left by visitors at the end of the holiday season.
Polystyrene from some of the 560 boards on display at Watergate Bay is being recycled as insulation for a new-build workshop and the remaining 460 boards are heading to a Children's Centre in Bristol for re-use.
An estimated 14,000 broken bodyboards are heading to South-West landfill sites each summer.
Neil Hembrow is part of Keep Britain Tidy's BeachCare scheme: