|Off the lip
Surfing's hot! No, wait, surfing sucks!
Surfers Path tried to tell us 10 Reasons Surfing Sucks. Yet Wired did some data crunching and discovered that single people who are looking for love apparently think surfing ranks high in a mate. Both love and surfing have a history of being fickle and frustrating as well as euphoric and (occasionally) (very) satisfying. What's the point, you ask? I have no idea. I just liked the graphic.
The surfing legend I'd most like to meet: Mr. Rob Machado
There is a lot to love about Rob Machado. His god-given talents (he has many), the boards he surfs/shapes, his hair. But he wins my Favorite Human Who Happens To Be A Surfer Award for his love of, and commitment to, making this world a better place.
Rob's foundation, cleverly named the Rob Machado Foundation, is doing a shit ton of good. His projects include adding trash/recycling bins at beach parks, Hydration Nation, Waves for Water, School Greening, Heathy Food Choices and more. He's a genuinly rad guy who happens to be a surfing legend. If you're looking for a good cause to support, his foundation deserves your consideration. Check the master at "work":
Have board (and money), will travel
Got the travel bug this winter? If you do, and you can, then hell yes you should! Here are some words of wisdom from Mr. Gilley on the small things that just might save your ass, and your trip.
The Small Saviors, and the Small Saviours Redux
Water Quality Advisories
Advisory Alerts: No poo for you.
State officials advise that the status of water contact advisories at beaches is subject to change. For the most recent information on advisories, please visit the Beach Monitoring Program website or call 971-673-0400, or 877-290-6767 toll-free.
Visit The Green Room for more info on Oregon's coastal waters testing program.
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