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 to as, “the Malibu of the Midwest.” Back in the late ’80s, Zach’s mother was stoked on windsurfing the lake. So stoked that she very […]

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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 moved back and forth from the UK to France—twice. ย At 17, the movie, “Point Break” flooded Imi’s brain with visions of waves. She went surfing […]

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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% 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 […]

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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 glides to the top of the waist-high wave, lays her backhand into the flowing rapids, and rips a swooping front-side cutback—spraying an eager photographer, who […]

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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 possible. Tending to the environment in front of her has always been a way of life. “I really believe that by being in nature you […]

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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 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 […]

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Reform Life | Ryan Minarik

“Stop making goals. ย Instead put your dreams on the horizon and chase them every day. ย You’ll find a new meaning of success.” Ryan Minarik used to have a corporate job full of meetings, schedules, and deadlines. ย As a sophomore at Arizona State University, he founded an audio brand called, BOOM by Polk. ย Being the lead […]

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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 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 […]

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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 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 […]

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