- 18 December 2013 | Environment
The world's best surfers have marched against experimental tests of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's) that have been conducted by Monsanto, in the Hawaiian Islands.
Companies like Monsanto, Dow, Dupont/Pioneer, Syngenta and BASF have been spraying over 70 different chemicals, on an almost daily basis, on the Hawaiian lands.
Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Shane Dorian, Mark Healey, Makua Rothman, Bede Durbidge and Jamie O'Brien have participated in the Aloha Aina March, in Haleiwa, organized by surf environmentalist Dustin Barca and Hawaii GMO Justice Coalition.
- 17 December 2013 | Environment
The Surfrider Foundation is opposing a proposal by the federal government to conduct seismic surveys off the Mid- and South Atlantic coast for oil and gas.
The U.S. Department of the Interior is deciding whether to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic ocean from New Jersey to Florida to assess oil and gas resources.
"Seismic airgun testing would cause major impacts to marine life and bring the Atlantic coast closer to the risky practice of offshore oil drilling", the Surfrider Foundations explains.
- 13 December 2013 | Environment
The Peruvian President has officially signed the law that will protect Peru's coastline and its surf breaks.
Ollanta Humala will be part of the history of Peruvian surfing for the good reasons. The Peruvian President has understood the importance of wave riding and the environmental issues behind this outdoor activity.
"If we are leaders in surfing at the regional and international levels, why not keep supporting this sport that adds value to our country. It's worth worrying about sport", says President Ollanta Humala.