I found this out early on when I first discovered the art of board riding. One of my first memories of surfing was when my brother and I would drive 45 minutes from Tujunga to El Porto early in the mornings before school. This was in the winter. We had our beat up garage sale boards and one wetsuit (a spring suit mind you). I would let my brother have the suit and I would trunk it. Even after the 45-minute drive back, I still was unable to defrost. I am pretty sure I had hypothermia, but it was worth it!! DEDICATION!!
I learned that it takes a certain level of dedication to be a surfer. I have also come to learn that the same dedication I have for surfing needs to carry over into how I interact with the environment. One of the simplest things I can do is become a member of the Surfrider Foundation – doing my part to protect something that has given me so much.
As the Membership Coordinator, I work with the utmost dedication to our members and donors. I cannot express how important and valuable each and EVERY member is to the Surfrider Foundation. If you have not taken the step to become a member, I would encourage you to do so. The greatest benefit of joining Surfrider is knowing that our organization is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches - for all people - through conservation, activism, research and education.