SurfAid Celebrates World Water Day

by The Editors on March 22, 2023

Apparently, today is World Water Day. A chance to celebrate water and raise awareness of the global water crisis around the world. As part of the celebration SurfAid is requesting help in their mission to improve clean water access  in Indonesia, home to the worst drinking water in South East Asia. 

Only 30 per cent of city residents have access to clean water and that number drops to only 10 per cent in remote villages. SurfAid is changing these odds and we need your help. Access to water and sanitation is an integral part of all our programs. We work together with communities and local government to establish clean water facilities and sanitation practices using a mix of practical support, education and sanitation promotion.

If you’d like to help SurfAid in this mission please click the link for more info.

[Link: SurfAid]

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Upcycled Jones Snowboard Skateboards

by The Editors on February 11, 2021

Everyone needs a roll around skateboard and why not have one built out of rejected Jones Snowboards. Now, thanks to the French it is all possible.

Adrien Reguis and Vincent Gelin founded NoK, a company based in Grenoble, France that specializes in making skateboards out of factory rejects and warranty snowboards. Using a CNC cutting table, NoK chops cruiser skateboard decks out of the middle of a snowboard. The repurposed skate decks are then fitted with new grip tape, trucks and wheels to make a unique and high performance sidewalk surfer. It’s the ultimate upcycle for a snowboard that would have otherwise ended up in the dumpster!

For the rest of the NoK story, please click the link.

[Link: Jones Snowboards]

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Jeremy Jones & Purple Mountains

by The Editors on October 2, 2020

Jeremy Jones‘ new eco film Purple Mountains has been on our “must watch” list for a while now. Here’s the back story:

Motivated by an urge to protect the places he loves, Jeremy sets out on a physical and philosophical journey to find common ground with fellow outdoor people across diverse political backgrounds. He learns their hopes and fears while walking a mile in their shoes on the mountain and in the snow.

Click play to watch the entire film.

[Link: Teton Gravity Research]

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AccuWeather Predicts Snow This Winter

by The Editors on October 3, 2019

Each fall weather predicators from The Old Farmer’s Almanac to The Weather Channel send out their predictions for the coming Northern Hemisphere winter. AccuWeather is no different. And this year they’re going out on a limb predict snow for winter. Yep, not to worry. Winter is coming.

In short they’re calling for near normal in the West. A bit below normal in the Northwest, milder for the midwest and not till January for the Northeast. Oh, and the weather will be mild in Florida this winter, if you didn’t already know that. For more of their vague, overly generalized winter details, please follow the jump.

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SIMA Humanitarian Fund Helps Dorian Victims

by The Editors on September 9, 2019

The surf industry, through the SIMA Humanitarian Fund is raising money to help the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas through Waves For Water.

“The Bahamas represents an important region to the surf industry, and the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Dorian is unprecedented,” said Dylan Slater, President of the SIMA Humanitarian Fund. “I believe it’s our duty to come together as an industry and human beings to support the critical work being done by Waves For Water in supporting all those in dire need of clean drinking water.” . . . SIMA members, industry brands, surf industry employees and vendors are encouraged to join together to donate under this appeal via a donation page set up by the SIMA Humanitarian Fund here. In order to expedite funds to Waves For Water, the deadline to donate is 5 pm PDT, Friday, September 13, 2019.

For more information on how you can help SIMA, please follow the jump, or click here to make a direct donation.

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Coal Headwear + Protect Our Winters Beanie

by The Editors on December 11, 2018

Coal Headwear is partnering with Protect Our Winters on a new beanie that consumes 76% less energy, 85% less water and 76% less waste than a typical acrylic beanie, just in time for the holiday shred season. A portion of the proceeds will support Protect Our Winter’s advocacy around climate change.

Coal will be one of the first US-based brands to introduce the new Polylana yarn to the outdoor industry. Polylana is made from virgin and recycled polyester and has similar characteristics to acrylic or wool fiber. Using this material saves 5 liters of water per beanie, when compared with acrylic. The production of this fiber also releases 19% less CO2 than traditional polyester materials. The material is ACH Compliant, Formaldehyde free and its vegan!

Want to eat one? They’re $30 each, go on sale December 17, 2018, and are in limited supply. Click the link and buy, buy, buy.

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Gerry Lopez Backs TropicSport Sunscreen

by The Editors on September 5, 2018

Lately, we’ve been on the perpetual hunt for a sunscreen that works, is safe, and doesn’t wreck the environment. We’ve been told the best protection is Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide. Well, turns out Gerry Lopez’s new sponsor TropicSport offers up just that combination.

“I’m honored to be a TropicSport brand ambassador. The company and I are perfectly aligned in our commitment to protecting and preserving our oceans’ reefs and ecosystems. Their sunscreen works very well. I’ve used it surfing, in the water under intense sun for eight hours, one application and no sunburn. TropicSport does the job!” said Lopez.

Guess we’ll have to give it a try. Follow the jump for all the official details, and if you haven’t been to a dermatologist in a while make an appointment TODAY.

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San Onofre’s Biggest Problem

by The Editors on September 4, 2018

The San Onofre Nuclear power plant problem is too serious to joke about, so just take eight minutes and watch this. 

[Link: The Verge]

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Support The Hanalei-Haena Flooding Fund

by The Editors on April 21, 2018

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help those most affected Kauai’s Hanalei-Haena Flood. Over $200,000 has already been raised, but the goal is $1 million. Here’s what organizers Koral McCarthyGabby Reece, and Hannah Skvarla have to say about it.

Your donations will help us move past this devastation, and we will remain transparent about how they are being managed. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work out logistics while also doing our part with impacted friends and neighbors. Thank you so much!

Tomorrow is Earth Day, maybe you can do you part be helping some people in this specific part of the world. For all the details, please click the link

[Link: GoFundMe]

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Jones Goes 100% For POW On Earth Day

by The Editors on April 21, 2018

On Earth Day (April 22, 218) Jones Snowboards will be donating 100 percent of online sales to POW: Protect Our Winters. That means, if you’re going to buy something from Jones Snowboards, tomorrow is the day.

Jones Snowboards is a proud member of 1% For Planet. Every Jones product we make gives back to the playground we strive to protect. In honor of Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd we are stepping up that support and donating 100% of online sales to Protect Our Winters. All online customers who make a purchase on Earth Day will also be registered for a free membership to POW.

Jeremy Jones has been making big moves for the environment for years, can you help tomorrow? For all the details, click the link.

[Link: Jones Snowboards]

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