Alex & Sierra
Where were you born and where do you currently live?
A- Born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida!
S- I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but I consider Orlando, Florida home. Alex and I both currently live in Los Angeles, California.
Why do you support the Surfrider Foundation and our mission to protect the world’s ocean, waves and beaches?
We both grew up in Florida, so we were basically raised with an innate knowledge on everything that has to deal with our world’s precious water. Despite those who choose to ignore the damage (many) careless humans are doing to our planet, we have both always wanted to find ways to help save it and its creatures. When we discovered the Surfrider Foundation, we knew we had to get involved.
What coastal issue are you most passionate about?
We’re aware of many coastal issues and think all of them are insanely important, but the ones that get straight to our hearts are marine plastic waste/sewage contaminating the waters and offshore drilling that immediately affect our oceans amazing animals. It shouldn’t be so hard to keep plastic out of the water. It’s painful to think of how so many of us can easily disregard our negative affects on our planet.
What is your profession?
We’re both musicians, but definitely not very professional!
What are some of your main interests or hobbies?
Besides music and the arts, some of our shared interests are really any water sport, be it liquid or frozen haha. So surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and just about anything in between. We also really love to cook and spend our money on experiences and traveling, as opposed to THINGS. And we cherish time spent making memories as opposed to sharing EVERY moment with the world on social media; and we take pride in that as millenials!
What does the ocean mean to you and why should it be protected?
The ocean is mystery, power, strength….. it is so many things. But above all, the ocean is LIFE. Without it, we wouldn’t be here. And if there is no one to protect it, we won’t be here for much longer. We don’t want to live in a world that chooses to ignore it’s most important resource… so we’ve decided to be part of the force that works to save it.
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