The Sea Within Us

by Jody Marr on December 2, 2012 · 5 comments

The human body has almost the same proportions of calcium, sodium and potassium as the ocean. It pulses in our veins.

Some people meander through life completely unaware of the pull of our bodies towards the sea. They enjoy the ocean, but when they leave, they dust the sand off and transition back into terrestrial life without blinking an eye. [click to continue]

It’s hard to imagine that just a few months ago, the Rockaway was bustling with 40-plus surfers vying for waves at a single peak on a Sunday morning. Today, the home to more than 115,000 people and the sanctuary to thousands of New York City surfers, looks like the ravages of a massive war-torn town. No one is in the water and no one will be for a long, long time. [click to continue]

I’ve met President Obama twice, and both times he gave me a hug, not a handshake. Maybe that’s not a good enough reason to vote for him but it sure makes me trust him more. This past spring my high school football team beat Obama’s high school football team for the Hawai’i state championship. That’s definitely not a good reason to vote for him, that’s just me bragging that we are from the same state. [click to continue]

Spencer Hayes is a California surfer and the operations manager of Deus Ex Machina in Venice, CA. In this interview, Spencer explains the concept behind the global store that was originally started in Sydney, and what he hopes to accomplish with the US store. [click to continue]

Vote Yes on 37

by Kristen Buchanan on October 30, 2012 · 4 comments

Why is voting on Prop 37 important to California surfers? It all began when farmers moved away from traditional farming. Farmers used to rotate their crops and this helped control the insects and kept the soil rich and full of nutrients. Today, most of the soil our food is planted in is depleted of nutrients and full of chemicals. [click to continue]

With sustainability as their benchmark, Betty Steele and Brenda Dizon have developed the annual Cardiff Surf Classic & Green Beach Fair in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA into one of the greenest events in San Diego County. By showcasing green businesses in all industries – including surf, architecture, building and art – these two ocean stewards have injected eco awareness across their community. [click to continue]

Glide Surf Co. is an alternative surf shop created by surfer Phil Browne. When the recession hit, Phil decided to follow his passion and longtime dream to open his own shop. His goal was to bring a certain “West Coast vibe” and spirit to his local surfing community. [click to continue]

Nathan Oldfield is the director of the upcoming film, Heart & The Sea. Like his previous films, Lines from A Poem and Seaworthy, Oldfield explores his joyful connection to the ocean and the friends he has encountered along the way. We spoke with Nathan to learn more.  [click to continue]