We’re featuring our other bros which we share the oceans with. Species extinction does not only occur on land but also on water. And these creatures have suffered the most because of our race’s recklessness. Here are the top ten endangered marine creatures in our oceans today.
Originally used to protect the skin from the chafing caused by the wax we put on our surfer boards, it’s now being used by anyone needing protection from the sun, sand or the chafing from neoprene wetsuits. But now, it seems that there’s a new reason why using it may not be beneficial for the marine environment. Here’s why rash guards can be dangerous for the ocean.
If someone told me decades ago, back when I first started out surfing, that beaches could become endangered sites, I would have scoffed at the idea. I mean, it’s a nice idea for a dystopian surfer novel, sure, but the probability of it coming to reality would be nil. Or so I thought, then.
I’d say it’s timely particularly when the world’s marine wildlife and the ocean are at the forefront of the negative impact of climate change.It’s also an opportunity, as the global organization noted in its website, to highlight “critical issues and values of marine wildlife.”
Why is this so? It’s because we are naturally drawn to the water. Being close to the sea, lake or rivers makes us not only happier and calmer but also more emotionally healthy. And as I found out, this is backed up by research. What's a Beach Clean Up? And how to organize one?
I was surfing online when I caught news of this interesting initiative. The Maldives government, in collaboration with a Japanese technical institute and a corporation from Tokyo, is testing a prototype that captures energy from surf waves along the shoreline to produce electricity. Want to know how they turn surfing waves into clean energy? Read on.
Surfing as an industry has often been labeled these days as toxic. From the latest neoprene wetsuit to the most popular high performing polyurethane surfing boards, these are the by-products of burning fossil fuels. And as we now realize, it’s not a good thing. Here’s my ultimate surfers guide towards lowering one’s carbon footprint.
What can you do to achieve trash-free seas? It’s an important question that we need to ask ourselves today. That’s because we’ve reached the point where plastic is no longer a necessary convenience but a deadly complication. Global production of plastic has now tripled from around 100 million metric tons in 1989 to over 335 million metric tons today. Alarmingly, it’s not being recycled!
As surfers, we all know how indispensable a good sunscreen is to our lifestyle. Out on the waves, we face the full brunt of the sun’s energy so it is always good sense to apply sunscreen in order to protect our skin.For white-skinned bros, our pale skin makes us even more sensitive to the burning rays of the sun. We all know how painful a sunburn can be but it’s also ugly.
What a way to greet a new year, bros. Just last month, President Trump signed a new farm bill into law which includes, among its provisions, the legalization of hemp nationwide. That’s industrial hemp and not marijuana, folks.
For surfers, most especially, it’s around this time of the year that we’re free to take a surfing trip.
We’ve been known to disappear at the drop of a hat to go to distant places around the world to catch the perfect swell. But for those of us who are holding a job for most of the year, December is the only ideal month to go out and chase that wave.