Author: thewaldenword
As Editor, I surf more than I write. Waves or words? Pintails or pen tales? The Ocean is calling.

10 Reasons To Take A Surf Trip

Not That You Really Need Any Convincing At All. You work harder than a one-legged Sherpa during climbing season in the Himalayas. ย So you decide to tell your non-surfing boss…
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Makita Duggan | Push

"Skateboarding doesn't make you a skateboarder. Not being able to stop skateboarding makes you a skateboarder." - Lance Mountain, Bones Brigade ๐Œ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ญ๐š ๐ƒ๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐š๐ง ๐ก๐š๐ ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐ž๐ข๐ณ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐๐š๐ฒ. Bedriddenย for…
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Bring Back Lower Trestles to the WCT | Sign The Petition

In 2017 the World Surf League removed a natural wonder of a wave, Lower Trestles in San Clemente, from the World Championship Tour. The Freshwater Pro, held in the desert…
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Circus Maximus | WCT Exhibitionists Parade Mock Battles Of Human Skill And Daring For Spectacle

"๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ž๐?" The World Championship Tour of Surfing is supposed to be, "The Greatest Show On Earth" where the gladiators of surf compete like its bloodsport, hacking and…
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Surflife | Zach Manon | Man On Water

                "๐ˆ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฐ๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐ž, ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ." Zach Manon first surfed Lake Michigan in…
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The Oceanriders Podcast | Imi Barneaud

Imogen Barneaud always dreamed of living like a hippie.ย As a child in the seventies, Imi's parents introduced her to a nomadic lifestyle. By the age of 11, she had already…
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Saving The Rainforests—Of The Sea

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐€๐ฆ๐š๐ณ๐จ๐ง ๐‘๐š๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž, "๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐„๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ก", ๐ง๐จ๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ% ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐'๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฑ๐ฒ๐ ๐ž๐ง. But, do you know what is? Macroalgae, which produces over 70%…
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Timber Surf Co. | The Surf Industry’s Transition Towards Oceanic Preservation

"๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐Ÿ ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ, ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฆ, ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐Ž๐œ๐ž๐š๐ง,"says California native and lifelong surfer, Ryan Lynch, founder of Timber Surf Co. "Building hollow wooden…
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Janina Zeitler | With The Flow

From the river's edge, Janina Zeitler steps onto her surfboard. ย The standing wave of the Eisbach river rapidly carries her nearly fifty-feet to the other side of the canal. ย She…
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Latinos Unidos | The Best Gift You Can Give

Latinos Unidos is a group of surfers with a common interest in rebuilding values in Venezuela.ย They collect surfboards and technology such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets throughout the Americas. The…
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Surflife | Ceibon | Juan Bolivar

San Salvador City, El Salvador 1980'sShot in the back---Juan's father was killed while trying to cross the street as a gun battle raged between the U.S.-backed, government soldiers and the…
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Astro-Surfer | A Speculative Journey Through Our Solar System And Beyond In Search Of Waves

Shredding a supernova. ย  Surfing on a distant star in a galaxy far, far, away. ย Walking out on the nose of your boardย for a cheater-five, riding a nebulous cloud through…
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