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What does it mean to protect a wave?

July 09, 2012

What does it mean to protect a wave?

Topics: Policy Victories Events Chapters Beaches Waves Coastal armoring Campaigns Activism Surfing

Protecting something, anything, over the long term is not easy. Protecting a wave takes a few things, including locals willing to fight to preserve it.

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A better surfboard; the best shaper you can find

July 05, 2012

A better surfboard; the best shaper you can find

Topics: Joy Waves Culture Shifting Surfing

The second post in a series on "a better surfboard." In this post I talk about the shaper.

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A better surfboard; a better surfboard blank

June 14, 2012

A better surfboard; a better surfboard blank

Topics: Joy Waves Culture Shifting Surfing

Part 1 in a blog series looking at alternatives to a better surfboard. With this post we look at the blank.

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No border sewage, a campaign to address the horrific shape of the Tijuana River watershed

May 23, 2012

No border sewage, a campaign to address the horrific shape of the Tijuana River watershed

Topics: Chapters Waves Campaigns Water Quality Surfing

The border between San Diego and Tijuana is... a mess. Our baselines have shifted and some haven't even noticed the slow-motion disaster.

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I’m a surfer so I believe…

April 04, 2012

I’m a surfer so I believe…

Topics: Waves Activism Surfing

So, you're a surfer. What does that mean to you? What do you believe?

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Interview with Maurice Cole on Save Bells Beach

March 17, 2012

Interview with Maurice Cole on Save Bells Beach

Topics: Beach access Coastal development Beaches Waves Campaigns Surfing

Maurice and I connected to get the update on what the issues are at Bell Beach.

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Sick waves

January 26, 2012

Sick waves

Topics: Water Waves Water Quality Surfing

Surfers understand water quality at a personal, visceral level.

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Surfing is not a crime

January 20, 2012

Surfing is not a crime

Topics: Beach access Victories Chapters Beaches Waves Campaigns Activism Surfing

Is surfing a crime? In many places it is. You can change that.

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Thank you Sean Collins

January 07, 2012

Thank you Sean Collins

Topics: Events Joy Waves Surfing

Sean Collins helped us know pretty much everything about ocean conditions before we paddle out. Thanks Sean.

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Have a clean new year

December 29, 2011

Have a clean new year

Topics: Joy Waves Surfing

May your 2012 be as clean as this photo is.

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Waste to waves, from trash to… slash

December 05, 2011

Waste to waves, from trash to… slash

Topics: Waves Activism Culture Shifting DIY Activism Modern Activism Oil Pollution Plastics Surfing

What better way to recycle EPS foam than into a surfboard blank. I'm not sure I can think of a better way. Nope, I can't.

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Surfrider billboard in Morocco

November 29, 2011

Surfrider billboard in Morocco

Topics: Ads Waves Communications Plastics Water Quality

Another great Surfrider ad, this time it's a billboard in Morocco.

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What does it mean to protect a wave?

November 18, 2011

What does it mean to protect a wave?

Topics: Victories Economics Waves Coastal armoring Surfing

Protecting something, anything, over the long term is not easy. Protecting a wave takes a few things, including locals willing to fight to preserve it.

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What is “surfing area protection”?

November 11, 2011

What is “surfing area protection”?

Topics: Policy Beach fill Beaches Economics Waves Coastal armoring Campaigns Activism Water Quality Surfing

Ever wonder what it means to protect a wave? Watch this video and you'll know.

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Surfrider Japan update, post Fukushima

November 02, 2011

Surfrider Japan update, post Fukushima

Topics: Coastal development Water Waves Water Quality Surfing

Hiromi Matsubara, leader of Surfrider Japan, delivers an update of Japan after the Fukushima disaster.

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If you split an illegal project into thirds, it’s still illegal

October 31, 2011

If you split an illegal project into thirds, it’s still illegal

Topics: Victories Coastal development Waves Campaigns Activism Surfing

Splitting something that is wrong into thirds doesn't somehow make it less wrong.

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“More pavement is always better than less pavement”

October 07, 2011

“More pavement is always better than less pavement”

Topics: Beach access Victories Coastal development Waves Campaigns Water Quality Surfing

The TCA is playing games again. The current version is splitting up an illegal road into parts. Save Trestles.

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Global Wave Conference, Oct 24-25 in Europe

October 05, 2011

Global Wave Conference, Oct 24-25 in Europe

Topics: Victories Events Artificial reefs Waves Surfing

There are organizations all over the world focused on wave preservation. We are all coming together in a few weeks to ratchet up our respective work.

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Pro surf contests get (more) sustainable in Brazil

August 10, 2011

Pro surf contests get (more) sustainable in Brazil

Topics: Events Waves Culture Shifting DIY Activism Surfing

Most of us have been to surf contests. They take place in perhaps the most natural state of all types of contests... so why can't they also lead the way regarding sustainability?

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What does it mean to protect a wave? It can mean a range of things

June 23, 2011

What does it mean to protect a wave? It can mean a range of things

Topics: Policy Strategy Waves Modern Activism Surfing

Protecting something, anything, over the long term is not easy. Protecting a wave isn't any different. Protecting a wave can mean many things.

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