Beach closed: no funding, no fun

The 2015 US federal budget proposes to eliminate all funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Beach Act grant program that supports water-testing programs at beaches around the country.

Surfers and swimmers will be left at risk of contracting waterborne illnesses such as diarrhea, nausea, ear and eye infections and skin rashes, if beach programs run out of funds.

"Can you imagine if we no longer maintained food safety standards in the U.S.? That is what the Obama administration is proposing for our oceans," explains Chad Nelsen, environmental director at Surfrider Foundation.


Saturn: still uncrowded

Scientists have discovered waves in Saturn, the second largest planet in the Solar System.

Using NASA's Cassini spacecraft, scientists found the first ever waves outside of Earth, on Titan, Saturn's largest moon.

But if you're already preparing your surfboard for an outer space surfing experience, know that the local seas and lakes are filled with liquid methane and ethane. It won't be easy.


Surfing For Change: ban GMOs now

Surfing For Change, a non-governmental organization, has taken a trip to the North Shore of Oahu to find out how Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are impacting the land and the people.

Pro surfer and activist Kyle Thiermann cares about the future of the Hawaiian Islands. He knows what GMOs are doing to the food we eat, and to the soil we step on. In the last months, he has been inviting riders to join the cause.

Some of the world's top surfers - including Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Sebastian Zietz, and Dustin Barca - are showing up for protests against GMO corporations on the Hawaiian Islands, and voicing their concerns.