• 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.…

  • environment,  Surf

    Timber Surf Co. | The Surf Industry’s Transition Towards Oceanic Preservation

    “The very best part of surf culture is to help, not harm, our beloved Ocean,”says California native and lifelong surfer, Ryan Lynch, founder of Timber Surf Co. “Building hollow wooden surfboards is one way we’re taking steps to minimize foam and plastic from our waters.” For the last 75 years or so, most surfboards are made with the same three…

  • environment,  ocean,  Surf,  surflife

    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 can find your peace 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…

  • Adventure,  environment,  ocean,  Surf,  surflife,  Travel

    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 on the brand he created,…

  • 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…

  • environment,  Surf,  surflife

    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. There is a slow but steady movement away from foam core boards.”ย  Ben Gagnon started surfing the summer after he finished high school. ย Upon receiving an Economics degree from UCSD…