• 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,  Science,  Surf,  Travel

    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 the infinite darkness of space. Getting spit out of a black hole, executing a grab-rail, carving cut-back. ย Ripping a holeย in the space-time continuum. Finessing the very fabric of the Universe.…

  • 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,  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…

  • Awareness,  environment,  Science,  Surf

    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.   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 the Industrial Revolution (with…