Paddle For Humanity

The 2nd Annual Watermans: Applied Science, “Paddle for Humanity” is set to go off May 1st at Dana State Beach, California. The Paddle for Humanity is a fundraising event held in support of SurfAid International.


All proceeds go directly to SurfAid International and help support their effort to bring Malaria education/prevention and sustainable sanitation/clean water projects to parts of the world connected to us through surfing, specifically the Mentawais and Nias. The 2010 fundraising goal has been set at $100,000.

This year’s paddle will build on the success of the inaugural 2009 event from start to finish. “Last year we reach our modest fundraising goal of $10,000, drawing over 200 participants and spectators to support SurfAid and their cause.” Said Race Director, Pete Stirling,“This year we are expanding the event and significantly improving the paddlers’ experience and our commitment to SurfAid.”

Whether participants are recreational paddlers or hardcore racers there is an opportunity for everyone to get involved and have a good time for a great cause.

Paddlers can choose to either show their support for SurfAid by participating in the 2-mile fun paddle or battle it out with the big dogs in the 6-Mile Elite Race for over $10,000 in cash and prizes.

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U2 guitarist wants a piece of Malibu hills

U2 guitarist David "The Edge" Evans is moving ahead with plans to build a mini-development of five homes high atop the hills of Malibu, CA, despite the objections of local residents.

The five mountaintop mansions, sitting on 156 acres, would feature panoramic views and will be built to Gold LEED standards.

Residents argue that this project could lead to water run-off, land erosion, wildlife endangerment and, of course, obstruction of views.

We can't help but wonder, wouldn't the most environmentally friendly mansion be the one that isn't built at all?

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Surfers Against Sewage

Today Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) campaigners have sent identifiable marine litter back to the manufacture wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper as part of the award winning Return To Offender campaign. These rubbish presents were found on beaches around the UK.

The Return To Offender campaign acknowledges that these manufacturers didn’t drop the litter on beaches themselves, but urges manufactures to improve their anti littering message, reduce their packaging, invest in low impact packaging and support grass roots anti-litter campaigns.

SAS supporters all around the UK can actively participant in the Return To Offender campaign.Simply downloading the Return To Offender letter from www.sas.org.uk sign it and send it to the manufacturers with their litter found on our beaches.

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