• Awareness,  environment,  ocean,  Science

    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% of the world’s oxygen. This includes kelp forests, like those located along the California coastline. Kelp forests provide habitat and food for over 700 species of algae, invertebrates, and fish.…

  • Adventure,  Awareness,  Surf,  Travel

    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 items are then distributed to children and young people providing them with comprehensive tools for a better future. They believe that the best humanitarian aid is to provide tools and…

  • Awareness,  environment,  ocean,  Science,  Surf

    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 it a host of insidious bacteria, trash, petroleum pollutants, metals, toxins, and viruses as it flushes curbs, sidewalks, gutters, creeks, and rivers down through drainage pipes until it all spills…

  • Awareness,  ocean,  Surf

    Don’t Be A Kook Who’s Gone Coastal While Surfing Your Board In Da’ Hood

    Summertime.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 familiar face then throw a shaka to that one dude whose name you don’t know but you recognize because he’s always in the water—and he annihalates waves on the daily. ย As you glance around…

  • Awareness,  environment,  ocean,  Science,  Surf

    Full-Circle Eco-Friendly Surfboard | Eddy Garcia

    8 million metric tons of plastics …enter our ocean every year on top of the 150 million metric tons (1 metric ton = 2205 pounds) of plastics that currently circulate our sea. ย That’s equivalent to dumping one city garbage truck full of plastic in our oceanย every minute of every day for an entire year. ย  From the tiniest plankton to…

  • Adventure,  Awareness,  ocean,  Science,  Surf

    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 how they may affect the quality of the overall surf. ย (Will the tide be drained, shallow, causing surfable waves at our reef or beach break to be heaving fast down…

  • Awareness,  environment,  ocean,  Science,  Surf

    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 for the first time, Tahiti, 1777. Riding a wave with precision and skill requires a confident, well-concentrated effort. ย It can be a major adrenaline rush. ย Sliding through the tube, fully…