Monthly Archives: April 2011

It’s officially Earth Week! And Earth Day is designated as Friday, April 22nd. In observance of Earth Week, let’s help and be kind to the environment, starting today! It is estimated that 4,000-6,000 metric tons of chemical sunscreens wash off of swimmers annually worldwide. Up to 10% of coral reefs are threatened by this sunscreen-induced bleaching…

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You can catch the perfect wave right in your own backyard. Here are our top US surfing spots.
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Champion surfer Rob Machado is currently doing a spring run of US tour dates to showcase his film Melali: The Drifter Sessions. Rob Machado and his band, Melali Sessions Band, kicked off their tour last Tuesday, April 5th, at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA to hundreds of surf-stoked fans.

Produced by Machado and director Taylor Steele (AKA the godfather of modern surf film), the film Melali: The Drifter Sessions features the very skilled wave rider Machado, and also showcases some of the world’s best wave riders on the best waves Indonesia has to offer. Continue reading

Have you heard about Save Our Seas? It’s one of top surfer’s Laird Hamilton’s favorite organizations and causes, and we think it’s pretty cool, too. Save Our Seas (SOS) (www.saveourseas.org) is an international Hawai’i based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization utilizing education and research to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans for future generations. Continue reading

Surfers and music go hand-in-hand; evoke cool vibes and chill tunes to arrive at that perfect, sweet spot. If you want to understand how surfing’s innovative and own identifiable genre of music came to be, check out “Sound of the Surf,” a documentary film that showcases many of the songs that influenced surf’s own special sound. Emerging on the scene since the 1960s, surf music is an integrated part of surf culture history…

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