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

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 2015 at a place lake surfers sometimes refer…
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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's Shot 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…
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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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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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Surflife | Angie Chiuzzi

Angie grew up with a passion for nature; caring for every little creature that walked across her path and spending as much time in the garden with her mother as…
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Rain Drops | Runoff | Surfing On Sewage In The Drop Spot

Surf at your own peril. Heavy rain spatters against contaminated city streets, which are designed to avoid flooding by directing all stormwater toward the ocean. ย The filthy detritus carries with…
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Don’t Be A Kook Who’s Gone Coastal While Surfing Your Board In Da’ Hood

Summertime. ย San Diego. ย They're all around you... You paddle out into the lineup at your favorite local surf-break seeking to shred some waves. ย You give a head nod to a…
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Full-Circle Eco-Friendly Surfboard | Eddy Garcia

8 million metric tons of plasticsย enter our ocean every year on top of the 150 million metric tons (1 metric ton = 2205 pounds) of plastics that currently circulate our…
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Swing For the Moon | The Tides

Tides are the longest of all waves, with a wavelength that can equal half of the Earth's circumference. ย As surfers, we wake up every morning thinking about the tides and…
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Surflife | Deadboard Co. | Ben Gagnon

"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.…
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Surflife | Marisa Personius

Marisa Personius was diagnosed with cancer, stage III Hodgkin lymphoma, at age 22. ย Doctors kept her in ICU and she was unable to do anything without assistance. One night after…
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The Most Supreme Pleasure

"I could not help concluding this man had the most supreme pleasure while he was driven so fast and so smoothly by the Sea." ย -ย Captain James Cooke, upon witnessing surfing…
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Surflife | Rylee Owens

Charge after your dreams even if it seems tough. ย That's what Rylee Owens tells the group of local young girls she mentors; that's what she does in her own life.…
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Smartfin Project | Surfing for Science

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.…
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Anza-Borrego

California is a creative, kooky place. ย The desert heat can warp minds and bend imagination. Twisted metal life forms of artistย Ricardo Breceda (@ricardo.breceda_metal.artist). Ricardo's inspiration for his scrap-metal, sculpted, animal…
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