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We have had incredible opportunities to explore new parts of the ocean this year. Beautiful places that are completely remote. The more we sail and explore, the more we realize how much plastic is out there. It's not going away on its own, I guess that's the bad news. But the good news is that every one of us has the chance to do something about it. Simple things like carrying a reusable water bottle, and avoiding single use plastics (we saw a ton of straws in this cave), and then just taking some time to clean up the places we enjoy. We were inspired on this trip by all the groups who are finding ways to be part of the solution. . @parallelsea -
@theoceancleanup @2minutebeachclean @take3forthesea @surfrider @5gyres @sustainablecoastlineshawaii @kokuahawaiifoundation #getoutthereandlearn
Happy birthday mom!! Thank you for being the most inspiring person in my life! Watching you paddle out at big pipe on your longboard when I was young to today where your charging down mountains doing airs snowboarding and skating bowls. I can thank you enough for everything you have done for me and my brothers. I love you! @alexandra_florence
Merry Christmas every one! This year has been one of the best years of my life, it seems like every year gets better than the last. Each year I get to learn new things meet new people and enjoy the relationships I have. Im thankful for all the support I have here at home and around the world thank you for all the motivation these past few months! I’m thankful for my friends who push me every single day in what every we are doing wether its big waves, small waves or just being a better person. Thank you to my girlfriend Lauryn for being loving, patient and positive no matter what’s happens. Thank you to my family, you guys have always been there through everything and have really helped me to move along this path in life to be where I am today. Thank you mom for being so caring taking us all over the world adventuring, Also surfing 10ft pipe on your longboard so I would have to go out! Nathan and ivan you guys are my best friends and I look up to you every day in the water and out, I cant wait to see what the future brings it will be fun no matter what.
I hope every one has a safe Christmas and New Years.
“When the waves breaks here, don’t be there or your going to get drilled” ...... This is @travisrice and I on the black/red Hobie 16, and @whoisjob and @thesailorslife on the grey/white boat. Surfing waves on the Hobie cat is always fun but sometimes you take a bad line and things get interesting. @parallelsea has the behind the scenes. @hobiecatcompany we might need a new boat.
It's crazy when Mother Nature gives us a reminder about just how unpredictable these storms can be. I know things are rough down in the Caribbean right now and I hope the people are doing okay. I'm really stoked on the things that @wavesforwater is doing to help out. Every little bit of help counts.
I want to learn more about the people making an impact on ocean health. If you know of a friend, person, or group that you think should be recognized, post a photo or video, with a little story about what they are doing, and tag #getoutthereandlearn They can be focused on marine debris clean up, making art from recycled plastics, or even just picking up trash on the beach. Excited to see what you guys come up with!! I will choose my favorites and send a gift pack (@hurley @stancesocks @nixon_now @dakine @vertra @yeti @pyzelsurfboards @futuresfins ) to both the person that posted, and the person or group that is recognized.
Part of an inspiring conservation effort today with local fisheries and @tavaruaislandresort. @kellyslater And I helped transport and reintroduce a Giant Clam to a reef we all surf over here in Fiji. Giant means over 500lbs, and shells that grow to 6 feet! But they have become a threatened species due to overfishing and changes to the coral reef. Wanted to say Thanks to the locals who showed us the program. I left feeling pretty inspired to see how I can do more to support our own marine ecology back in Hawaii. Check out @wsl and @parallelsea for more videos. #worldoceanday
I had such a great time in The West this year, so happy to score fun waves and have such an amazing event! Thank you for all of the support. WA is a very special place full of great people, I look forward to going back soon!
Also a big thanks to @brandonwasserman @rosswilliamshawaii @erik_knutson_