Malibu: it's pumping

The Malibu surfing community and the Los Angeles authorities have worked together to protect the iconic surf Third Point and First Point breaks, during the winter season, by creating a seasonal sand berm.


For several years, the Malibu Lagoon has breached on its eastern end, regardless of seasonal rainfall or peak flows.

Among other impacts, this has caused erosion around the Adamson House estate resulting in landscape alteration, tree removal, and shoreline armoring.

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Kauai: heavy pollution in world-class surf

Thirteen Kaua'i surf breaks have failed to pass the test of health standards, in Hawaii, according to the Surfrider Foundation.


The Surfrider Foundation's Kaua'i Chapter tests 20 surf breaks and freshwater streams on a monthly basis.

Thirteen of the Chapter's 20 sampling sites exceeded health standards, and the highest reading taken at Niumalu Beach Park was nearly 100 times the national health limit.

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Typhoon Haiyan: total destruction in the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan has claimed more 2500 lives in the Philippines, with wind speeds reaching 235 mph and destroying thousands of homes.


The regions of Leyte, Tacloban, Samar, Cebu, Bohol, Panay and Mindoro have suffered the power of the natural elements. Death, devastation, and an urgent need for international aid.

More than 580,000 people had been displaced and 41,000 houses had been damaged, according to the local authorities. A total of 11 million people are believed to have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

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