3.21.14

Features

Clean Water Crusades

Waves For Water is hoping to bring fresh, clean water to 100,000 people in one day

March 22 is World Water Day. From drought to sanitation, the yearly event covers it all. Moreover, it’s the perfect global platform for organizations like Surfrider and Waves for Water (W4W) to bring awareness to their causes and get some work done.

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3.17.14

Features

Passing It On

Bianca Buitendag took second place at Snapper, then donated all $25K of her winnings

The day after Bianca Buitendag’s first Final ever on the Women’s World Tour, the Roxy Pro runner-up posted this to her Facebook page: “I don’t know about you, but I find myself taking a lot of the gifts and talents I have received for granted. I will be passing my latest privileges on to three […]

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3.12.14

Features

Recycling the Stoke

ReSurf repairs old surfboards for at-risk youth, then teaches them to surf

It started with a stack of surfboards, dusty, dinged up, and retired, salvaged from the darkest depths of Oran Bendelstein’s garage. Inspired by the crooked smiles of Billy Wilmot’s underprivileged surf campers in A Brokedown Melody, Bendelstein collected more than a dozen of his old garage boards and donated them to the cause in Jamaica. […]

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1.30.14

Features

The Plastic Problem

Bali surfers seek to ban plastic bags across the province

It’s wet season in Bali, when the rains rinse the paradise island of its garbage, pushing it all out to sea. But then the onshore winds turn on and bring tons of trash back to the shore. It’s a cyclical event on the island, but today surfers and locals are saying it’s the worst it’s […]

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1.23.14

Features

Saving Kirra

Thousands showed up to Sunday’s rally at Kirra, but the fight’s not over

Sunday’s Big Paddle Out to Save Kirra event went from demonstration to massive celebration after Queensland’s government turned down the proposed cruise ship terminal last week. Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson lead the charge, and were among more than 2,500 people that flooded the beach to preserve their break. Last week, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman […]

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12.26.13

The Culture

Congratulations, Cardiff

Cardiff State Beach is officially San Diego County’s dirtiest beach

After a year’s worth of beach cleanups with the San Diego Coastkeeper and the Surfrider Foundation, Cardiff State Beach in Encinitas was distinguished as the dirtiest in the San Diego. Cardiff’s “award” comes from the average of more than 4 pounds per volunteer picked up and removed from the sand each event, compared to 0.58 […]

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12.17.13

The Culture

Surfers Say No to GMOs

Dustin Barca’s “Aloha Aina March” attracted hundreds on the North Shore

Pouring rain and pulled permits didn’t stop protesters from turning out at Sunday’s “Aloha Aina March” in Haleiwa. At noon on Sunday, a mob marched 1.5 miles along the Kamehameha Highway to the Haleiwa Beach Park. Dustin Barca organized the event along with the Hawai’i GMO Justice Coalition. An estimated 1,000 people came out to […]

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12.13.13

Photo Blog

Above/Below

Trent Mitchell’s new book features the beauty, strength, and motion above and below the surface of the sea

Above/Below Available at tmphoto.com Based on the duality of the sea, Aussie photographer Trent Mitchell’s new 80-page hardback photo book is divided into two opposing parts, a juxtaposition of the real with the surreal, a study of the the polarity between what’s above the horizon with what’s below. The first section has images taken above […]

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