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 the left-wing, (Soviet supported) guerrilla forces—during El Salvador’s bloody Civil War in which over 75,000 civilians lost their lives. Massacres and guerrilla attacks spread throughout the […]

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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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Reform Life | Ryan Minarik

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

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

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Surflife | Marisa Personius

Marisa Personius was diagnosed with cancer, stage III Hodgkin lymphoma, at age 22.  Doctors kept her in ICU and she was unable to do anything without assistance. One night after a chemotherapy infusion (a treatment where the cancer-fighting drugs are delivered to the patient intravenously through an IV drip) Marisa was lying on the couch, […]

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Surflife | Rylee Owens

Charge after your dreams even if it seems tough.  That’s what Rylee Owens tells the group of local young girls she mentors; that’s what she does in her own life.  Growing up in Texas, Rylee would occasionally skip school so she could surf the Gulf of Mexico and it was there that surfing caught its […]

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Surflife | Sean Robison

“For me, surfing is all about connection. No matter what is going on in my life, when I’m out there bobbing in the waves I feel connected to the Earth. It’s really the total package for Earthly connection. It can be social. It allows you to walk away covered in salt and sand (Earth). It […]

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