The great Alf Imperato (the windsurfing instructor who, at my first clinic, told me "you sail fast but you do everything wrong. Everything." And who subsequently fixed me...) posted this on Facebook. Photo taken by William R. & Beach Activities of Maui. Can you imagine?
Save The Waves is an environmental protection org whose mission is "To protect and preserve the coastal environment with a focus on the surf zone." They have a vision of a world where waves and coastlines are cherished and protected, and surfing provides a proactive vehicle for long-term coastal conservation.
Sounds pretty important to us water folk, doesn't it?
As part of their latest fundraising efforts they're sharing a new film, directed by Puffin and Wind Chimp Christian Charles. Check it out, then think about donating. Here it is:
Danny MacAskill is the only non-watersport athlete that's ever been featured in The Peconic Puffin. His freestyle bike riding is so transcendentally mind-blowing that fans of any sport with freestyle can revel in its magnificence. He recently teamed up with GoPro to create this beauty. Enjoy, and make sure you watch until the very end!
A couple months ago my jibe guru Dasher came through town, accompanied by his lovely girlfriend Maggie. I got to spend some time with them, but unfortunately wind and waves did not present an opportunity to windsurf or SUPsurf (I would LOVE to get SUP coaching tips from Dasher). To this day any time I hit a good jibe I experience a quick moment of gratitude, having once been The Worst Jiber In The World. I still muck them up on occasion, but those are on me. The good ones are credited to the reindeer.*