A surfing leash is essentially a piece of rope that’s attached to the tail of the surfboard and has a Velcro wrap on the other end which is fastened to the surfer’s ankle. The first leash was actually made of surgical tubing which wasn’t safe for surfers. Surfing leashes are important in many ways. It keeps your surfboard close to you and it saves you time and effort.
It’s inspiring and heartwarming to find creatures that are undaunted by the challenges and continue to be fiercely protective of their younglings. So to commemorate Mother’s Day this May, we are highlighting the most fiercely maternal and loving of these creatures that we share our oceans with. Here are the ocean’s most nurturing moms.
There’s also a lot of myths and misconceptions regarding the treatment of this medical problem. Having had it, I’m going to share with you some real facts that I learned while being treated for this condition. Here’s your ultimate guide to what a surfer’s ear is. What is surfer's ear? What are the treatment options? And how do you prevent it? Read this guide now.
We’re featuring our other bros which we share the oceans with. Species extinction does not only occur on land but also on the 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. Vaquita, Hawaiian monk seal, dolphin, sea turtle, southern bluefin tuna, sawfish, beluga whale and more.
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. Can our beaches survive climate change? We are now experiencing endangered coastlines and erratic storms.
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.” Plastic killing marine wildlife is very alarming. Plastic bags, bottle, straw, ghost nets, a bottle cap and more.
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. Burning fossil fuels is the reason why the world is dealing with global warming. If you're a surfer, have you tried asking yourself: how to lower my carbon footprint? Use an eco-friendly surfboard. Ditch neoprene wetsuit. Use recycled bags and leashes. Rub organic wax. Use glass water and less plastic. Here's your guide.
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. Participate in beach clean-ups. Sort and recycle your trash. Refuse single-use plastics. Reuse your stuff. Make eco-friendly reinvented materials. Read more to learn.