• ocean,  Surf

    The Oceanriders Podcast | Imi Barneaud

    Imogen Barneaud always dreamed of living like a hippie. 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.  At 17, the movie, “Point Break” flooded Imi’s brain with visions of waves. She went surfing for the first time while…

  • 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…

  • 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.  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…