Creative surfers are finding new ways to embed sustainability into the world of riding waves – and in their personal lives.
They are getting together Feb 15 to hear Dr. Davey Kline, a researcher at Scripps investigating the affects of ocean acidification on coral reefs – and how wave action threatens damaged reefs.
And they are going to present their efforts in response to the threat of global climate change. Sustainable surfboard manufacturing and reducing the carbon footprint of the surf industry will be discussed in panels that will include:
Kim Matsoukas, Sustainability Manager, Vans
Mark Price, CEO, Firewire Surfboards
Dr. Jess Ponting, Director, Center for Surf Research
Jason Koons, VP Surfboards, SUPERbrand
Rob Falken, Founder, Tecniq
Jim Moriarty (moderator), CEO, Surfrider Foundation
Evan Marks, Founder and Executive Director, The Ecology Center
There will also be a live surfboard glassing demonstration on stage.
The Conference is in Sumner Auditorium from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Sustainable Surf Craft Surf Session – 3:00 PM to Dusk – Just north of the Scripps Pier
The conference will conclude with an afternoon surf session, featuring the latest surfboards designed and manufactured with sustainable ‘best practices.’ For more information on Sustainable Surf and how you can help, visit their website at http://sustainablesurf.org/.
The conference and surf session are open to the public. Registration is $35 and includes free parking, morning and afternoon snacks and drinks, and a box lunch. Seniors and students $25. Conference only $20/$10. Conference t-shirts $15.