Archive for the ‘Support’ Category
The Board Art Benefit is a project designed to bring leading artists and shapers together to create original works of art utilizing surfboards for the purpose of raising support for SurfAid International.
The aim of the Board Art Benefit is to provide a great venue for the participating artists to showcase their work, to provide the public with a great chance to see collections of amazing hand-crafted board art in one place, and to support SurfAid International.
Cool boards already receiving bids
When: TODAY September 22nd, 9AM-3PM
Where: North Coast Calvary Chapel 1330 Poinsettia Lane – Carlsbad
(exit Poinsettia off the 5 freeway and head east about 2 miles as it will be on your left hand side)
This is not the exact board that is missing, but we found this photo of a 8’0 INT Softboard from INT’s website and we are assuming the missing board may look very similar to this
Sign at Torey Pines beach state park.
Sleeper Waves: Without warning, huge “sleeper” waves sometimes hit the shore. These giants crash much farther up the beach than normal waves. They can knock down both children and adults, and drag them into deep water. Always keep an eye on the surf, and keep children away from the foam line.
Rip Currents: Rip currents are swift “rivers” of backwash surging through the surf. Early breaking waves and choppy, foamy, or discolored water mark these danger zones. If caught in a rip current, do not swim against it. Swim parallel to the beach until free of the current, then head for shore.
Backwash: On steep beaches, even normal waves create a dangerous backwash of water rushing back in the sea.
Warning: Do no dive headfirst into the surf. Diver could hit hidden rocks or the shallow bottom resulting in paraiysis (we think they meant to put paralyzed) or death.
Where can one drop off unwanted household items? If you live in the North County you can drop off all items at the Vista Waste Site, but you MUST call before to set up an appointment at 1-800-714-1195.
What: Vista – Household Hazardous Waste Site
Where: 1145 East Taylor Street, Vista Ca. 92084
When: Open Saturdays Only 9:00AM – 3:00PM
How: Show up with EVERYTHING you want to get rid of. There is NO Charge. You must bring proof of residency (drivers license, utility bill or car registration)
Items they do NOT accept:
Appliances with refrigerants
Common Items accepted:
Adhesives, Glues, Resins
Alkaline / Lithium / NiCad Batteries
Asbestos (double bagged)
Cleaners, Spot Removers
Gasoline (in container you do not want back)
Insecticides, Weed Killers, Poisons
Latex and Oil Based Paint
Metal & Car Polish
Photo Chemical, Chemistry Sets
Pool & Spa Chemicals
Rodent Killers / Repellant
Syringes (in proper container)
Stains, Thinners, Stripper
Wood Preservatives / Stains
Need to find a location near you, then be sure to check out earth911.com
Being water is our favorite drink in the world we thought wedrinkwater.com was a pretty cool site. Drink water was started by two pro snowboarders named Austin Smith and Bryan Fox. “We just wanted to promote a positive alternative to the energy drink BS,” says Bryan.
*On that note we do know that most pro surfers who have energy drink sponsors do drink water more then any other drink out there when it comes to hydrating themselves. The top surfers in the world carrying around there energy drink bottles may have the large logos on the outside promoting there sponsor, but inside that container is most likely just water and or a true healthy supplement.
The one surfer who we can truly say lives on his energy drink sponsor is Ross Clarke Jones with Red Bull. One day we we’re out at Mavericks and it was 25ft plus and all Ross wanted was more Red Bull to keep him going.
A former WCT surfer who is sponsored by one of the big three (Red Bull, Monster, Rock Star) admitted to us that he thinks energy drinks should be banned to anyone under 18. The one drink we have personally seen drank by more pro surfers would have to be Gatorade. So in the end how much water should we drink? We’re no doctor, but we always go by listening to our body. If your thirsty drink, drink, drink!
Gerry Lopez – Inside a water surrounding
If you love snowboarding or some other healthy activity that defines many decisions in your life, you are likely a choice target-consumer for companies that sell “energy drinks.” Maybe you, like us, started to feel uncomfortable about how effective these companies have become at encouraging young people to consume their product: beverages of caffeine, sodium, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and even some mystery chemicals about which little is known.
In 2011, we began writing Drink Water on our snowboards. Drink Water became some sort of statement, movement, mission, or whatever it is, and we bought some silkscreens and started making t-shirts, stickers, and sweatshirts. We gave a bunch away, and people we respect wore them with pride.
As we encouraged folks to drink water, we learned that over a billion people on Earth don’t have access to clean drinking water–that’s 1 out of every 8 people. In some parts of the developing world, that lack of clean drinking water is deadly.
For every Drink Water purchase, 10% of profits will be donated to provide drinking water for someone in need. We’re supporting a non-profit, water.org, as they drill wells to fight the water crisis.
We’re out to spread the Drink Water word. We don’t sell water, we just drink it.
Thank you for your time and consideration. We’ll see you out there.
Austin Smith and Bryan Fox