Tides are the longest of all waves, with a wavelength that can equal half of the Earth's circumference. As surfers, we wake up every morning thinking about the tides and how they may affect the quality of the overall surf. (Will the tide be drained, shallow, causing surfable waves at our reef or beach break... Continue Reading →
"The surfboard market is saturated with the same unsustainable oil-derived product. People are taking notice of this and there are lots of new eco-friendly materials that guys are shaping nowadays. There is a slow but steady movement away from foam core boards." Ben Gagnon started surfing the summer after he finished high school. Upon receiving... Continue Reading →
Marisa Personius was diagnosed with cancer, stage III Hodgkin lymphoma, at age 22. Doctors kept her in ICU and she was unable to do anything without assistance. One night after a chemotherapy infusion (a treatment where the cancer-fighting drugs are delivered to the patient intravenously through an IV drip) Marisa was lying on the couch,... Continue Reading →
"I could not help concluding this man had the most supreme pleasure while he was driven so fast and so smoothly by the Sea." - Captain James Cooke, upon witnessing surfing for the first time, Tahiti, 1777. Riding a wave with precision and skill requires a confident, well-concentrated effort. It can be a major adrenaline rush.... Continue Reading →
Charge after your dreams even if it seems tough. That's what Rylee Owens tells the group of local young girls she mentors; that's what she does in her own life. Growing up in Texas, Rylee would occasionally skip school so she could surf the Gulf of Mexico and it was there that surfing caught its... Continue Reading →
The Smartfin Project is an innovative program helping researchers fill gaps in ocean data so they can learn more about the effects of climate change on our world's coastal ecosystems. The Ocean is the most critical part of Earth's environmental system; a vast, durable resource to humanity, but also a finite and fragile one. Since... Continue Reading →
California is a creative, kooky place. The desert heat can warp minds and bend imagination. Twisted metal life forms of artist Ricardo Breceda.
"For me, surfing is all about connection. No matter what is going on in my life, when I'm out there bobbing in the waves I feel connected to the Earth. It's really the total package for Earthly connection. It can be social. It allows you to walk away covered in salt and sand (Earth). It... Continue Reading →