As many of you know, every Thursday we acknowledge what we’re grateful for with our #thankfulthursdays tribute. Well, tomorrow is the ultimate #thankfulthursday… Thanksgiving! We hope you’re as ready as we are to start the holiday season.
Anyway, here are a few things we’ve been thankful for this year. Don’t forget to check out our Instagram account for more cool photos: http://instagram.com/beckersurf/.
Have a delicious and safe Thanksgiving!
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November 19th is World Toilet Day, an international day of recognition started in 2001 to highlight one of the world’s biggest problems — inadequate sanitation for 2.5 billion people. Unfortunately, millions of people dying from poor sanitation is no laughing matter. One in three people do not have a safe, clean and private toilet.
Most of the people without access to a clean toilet live in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Illnesses that are a direct result of bad sanitation affect the quality of life of millions of people around the world, especially children. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diarrheal diseases alone are responsible for the deaths of 2 million people every year, and it’s estimated that 88% of those deaths are attributable to unsafe water supply, sanitation and hygiene. Diarrheal diseases are the second most common cause of death of young children in developing countries, killing more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and measles combined, and resulting in 1 death every 20 seconds.
The positive effects of a clean toilet on society lead to a healthy life, greater human dignity, freedom, equality between women, men, girls and boys, and finally, a catalyst to the development of communities and countries. There is a strong link between the absence of good sanitation and poverty. The economic growth in Europe and North America went hand in hand when the sanitary conditions improved markedly, resulting in individual health gains and increased labor productivity. Toilets are a symbol of better health, higher income, more education, higher social status and a cleaner living environment.
During this Thanksgiving week, let’s be thankful to our access to clean, private, and sanitary toilet facilities. In the meantime, take a moment to consider global sanitation and how you can help: http://www.worldtoiletday.org/learn.php
What are you doing later? Join our friends at Sector 9, who are hosting the Midmonth Mustache Melee benefitting Movember. Bring your mustache and party for a cause in Pacific Beach, San Diego at the Duck Dive bar, today, Friday, Nov. 16. Costumes are encouraged!
SHOW UP BEFORE 8PM AND GET A FREE CUSTOM SECTOR 9 HAT/COOZIE
There will be giveaways, raffle, drink specials, and more.
The Duck Dive
4650 Mission Blvd
San Diego, California 92109
6pm – 10pm
Just in case it hasn’t dawned on you that 2012 is practically over, ASP International has just released its tour schedule for 2013, outlining events for the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), ASP Women’s WCT, ASP Prime, ASP Star, ASP World Longboard Tour (WLT), ASP Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS), ASP World Junior Championship (WJC), ASP Pro Junior Tour and ASP Specialty events.
All schedules are subject to change and the ASP will continue to release information regarding event confirmations and scheduling when appropriate.
But, here is the schedule for now:
2013 ASP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR:
- Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast – March 2 – 13, 2013
- Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach – March 27 – April 7, 2013
- Billabong Rio Pro – May 8 – 19, 2013
- Volcom Pro Fiji – June 2 – 14, 2013
- Billabong Pro Teahupo’o – August 15 – 26, 2013
- Hurley Pro at Trestles – September 15 – 21, 2013
- Quiksilver Pro France – September 27 – October 7, 2013
- Rip Curl Pro Portugal – October 9 – 20, 2013
- Billabong Pipe Masters – December 8 – 20, 2013
2013 ASP WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR:
- Roxy Pro Gold Coast – March 2 – 13, 2013
- Drug Aware Pro Margaret River – March 16 – 24, 2013
- Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach – March 27 – April 1, 2013
- NZ Surf Festival – April 3 – 7, 2013 *Tentative
- Beachley Classic *Tentative
- Rio Pro – May 8 – 14, 2013
- Roxy Pro Biarritz – July 10 – 14, 2013 *Tentative
- US Open of Surfing – July 22 – 28, 2013