Happy Earth Day – Rise Above Plastics


Today is Earth Day, and I thought it would be appropriate to share an environmental article in bringing awareness to the efforts in helping to keep our oceans clean. Many of you may know of the Surfrider Foundation and their advocacy for the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves, and beaches. Surfrider has many different programs that help in carrying out their mission, and today I would like to point you to just one of those programs, “Rise Above Plastics”.

The purpose of Rise above Plastics is “To reduce the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics”. On their website they give a list of ten easy things that you can do to reduce your plastic footprint and help keep plastics out of the marine environment. Please help keep our oceans clean and accessible to surfing and other water activities by doing the simple little things that can make a big difference. Check out the Surfriders site, and see how you can become involved.

Of course, there are many pristine beaches around the world that you may be dreaming of visiting as your next surf destination.You may also be wondering how you can afford to travel to that dream surf spot, and today I would like to direct you to a resource that will help you in achieving your travel dreams. Nomadic Matt provides tips and advice on how you can travel “cheaper, longer, and more often”. Matt draws from his extensive travel experiences to inform you of how you too can afford to travel more to those places that you dream of. Matt has put out a book titled How to Travel the World on $50 per Day that is an invaluable resource for those who want to make their dream trip a reality without breaking the bank. Check it out, and begin planning for your next surf trip.

Happy Earth Day,



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