Save the Waves, Waves 4 Water, and Surfing for Change are just a few of the efforts from the surfing community to act upon environmental threats and do our part in this difficult world we live in.
You know that surfing is not entirely about consumerism. As much as I love the way my Rip Curl ocean-search tidal watch matches my O’Neill fast dry, water repellant board shorts, I acknowledge the fact that they were probably made in some outsourced cheap-labour factory somewhere in Asia.
You took off late, but somehow this time your feet stuck, the fins caught, the rail set, and your board propelled you to the next section. Surfing improves your balance in and out of the water, like that one time you chose to eat a healthier meal, or hydrate yourself with water instead of beer.
And the best part is that your surfer friends, and local surf community will all paddle out, form an circle and throw flowers in the air, while splashing water and crying with joy.
Genuine surfing isn’t about winning heats, scoring perfect 10′s and slashing, snapping and cutting at the waves.
They give form to the universe…Waves pass through everything—steel, stone, flesh and blood and water and air and space alike.
Read more here: The Inertia