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The art for stop no. 3′s South Bay Surf Series is here and it looks rad!

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‘Tis the season to be jolly, cause it’s the time to load up on all the cool gear you’ve wanted all year long (or at least request it from dear family and friends). A must have on our list: A GoPro Camera! What better way to capture life’s adventures and every amazing and hilarious moment to share? Luckily for you, we’ve just restocked our shelves and loaded up with new GoPro accessories, too.

Photo Credit: Travis Stassart of Becker Malibu’s SJ Murphy

Check out our GoPro “essentials” here:

GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition
Not only is the HERO3+ Silver Edition 20% smaller and 15% lighter than previous models, it’s 2x more powerful—making it the most advanced Silver Edition camera yet. Wearable, gear-mountable and waterproof to 131’/40m, it captures professional-quality video at resolutions up to 1080p60 and 10MP photos at up to 10 frames per second. With 4x faster Wi-Fi, enhanced low-light performance, 30% longer battery life and compatibility with all GoPro mounts and accessories, the HERO3+ Silver Edition makes capturing and sharing your life easier than ever.

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Surf
This is the perfect splurge for the world’s most versatile camera, enabling you to capture immersive and engaging photo and video content during your most rad surfing sessions. Features video resolutions up to 4K, 12MP photos up to 30 frames per second, built-in Wi-Fi, SuperView™ and Auto Low Light modes. Waterproof to 131’/40m. $399.99.

GoPro Junior Chest Mount Harness
Designed for use with most GoPro cameras, this GoPro Junior Chesty mount harness makes it easy for your little photographer to capture immersive footage of sports and other activities. Now your child (ages 3 and up) can capture some pretty slick shots. Can also be used on pets! The GoPro Junior Chest Mount Harness features a vertical quick release buckle, and a thumb screw. $39.99.

GoPro Surfboard Mount
The GoPro HERO3/3+ surfboard mounts offer maximum holding strength, letting you easily and securely attach your HERO3 or HERO 3+ camera to a surfboard, kayak, stand up paddleboard or boat deck. Includes 2 surfboard mounts, 2 camera tethers, 2 tethers straps, 1 FCS plug, 1 rubber locking plug. $20.00.

GoPro Battery Bacpac
The Battery BacPac attaches to the back of your GoPro camera to double battery life*. The integrated rechargeable lithium-ion battery is perfect for long duration time-lapse photo sessions, endurance motorsports racing or any application where you need up to 2X* the battery life. Compatible with all GoPro HERO2 and HERO3 cameras. Also includes a USB cable and protective case. $50.00.

GoPro Lens Replacement Kit
Replace the glass lens on your GoPro housing for clearer pictures. Includes 2 lenses and seals, replacement screws and screwdriver for hassle-free repairs.
Includes: 2 lenses and seals, replacement screws, and 1 screw driver. $20.00.

To check out all of our GoPro gear, head here.

Also, to get inspired with what you can do with your GoPro camera, check out the YouTube page.

If you want to get the background behind the best selling camera, here’s the recent, riveting 60 Minutes segment with Anderson Cooper featuring GoPro CEO Nick Woodman:

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Sobering news: we’ve just read that the world’s oceans are becoming acidic at an “unprecedented rate.” Sadly, the addition of so much carbon has altered the chemistry of the waters, which would affect many discovered, and yet to be discovered, surf breaks around the world.

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In their strongest statement yet on this issue, scientists are worried, saying acidification could increase by 170% by 2100, and that some 30% of ocean species, including corals, are unlikely to survive in these conditions. The more acidic oceans become, the more damaging they are to the shells and skeletons of marine organisms.

The researchers conclude that human emissions of CO2 are clearly to blame, as we consume fossil fuels to feed our appetites for energy-intensive lifestyles. There’s “very high confidence” that increasing acidification is caused by human activities, which are adding 24 million tonnes of CO2 to oceans every day.

Due to human activities, the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has been rising extensively since the Industrial Revolution and has now reached dangerous levels not seen in the last 3 million years.

Currently, the Arctic and Antarctic oceans are feeling the effects of acidity the most. These chilly waters hold more CO2 and increasing levels of the gas are turning them acidic more rapidly than the rest of the world.

So, what can we do?

Marine protection zones will give some short term benefit, but scientists say that in the long term, only significant cuts in emissions will slow the progress of acidification.

87 percent of all human-produced carbon dioxide emissions come from the burning of fossil fuels like coal, natural gas and oil. The remainder results from the clearing of forests and other land use changes (9%), as well as some industrial processes such as cement manufacturing (4%).

What do you think… let’s limit their use, no? Food for thought.
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