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Jack Johnson, Steph Gilmore, and more Star in new Ocean Conservation Documentary

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check out the new trailer from our friends @thecigarettesurfboard - a creative example of raising awareness about ocean pollution through art, surfing, and conversation. It’s a story of surfers who transform their connection with the natural environment into fuel to influence and protect. Mahalo to all surfers who use their voice to shine the spotlight on creative solutions and simple actions we can all take. Stay tuned, @thecigarettesurfboard feature-length documentary coming 2021. Link in bio to learn more and find ways to get involved. #InternationalSurfingDay @surfrider . . . Created by: @thecigarettesurfboard @cliphoarder @tlanecreates Featuring: @jackjohnson @cliff_kapono @easkeysurf @_fiji_girl_ @moyhillfarm @barcalive @hugotagholm @chrishinessurfs @steve_england1 Music / Sound Effects: @getawaydogs “Still Lost” @soundcarriersband “Low Light” @nash.howe Additional Footage: @mister_clips @clubmedsucks @thesaltygiant_ @jtngu @connortrimble @changeforbalance @ktla5news

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A pile of 4,000 discarded cigarette butts is far from beautiful. But with a little ingenuity and alchemy industrial designer Taylor Lane is able to transform the garbage into something incredible: a surfboard. The Cigarette Surfboard is more than just a unique recycled board; it’s a platform for discussion. Each year 4.5 trillion cigarettes are littered into the ocean, releasing all kinds of toxic chemicals into our waterways. Yuck.

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Surfers like Jack Johnson, Steph Gilmore, Craig Anderson, and more are tired of paddling in the trash, and are using the ciggy surfboard as a creative way to speak up. Their upcoming documentary The Cigarette Surfboard—coming in 2021—aims to amplify their message and challenge the surfing community as a whole to be better stewards of the ocean.

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This week in Women in the Ocean, we sat down with the charming four-time world champion Carissa Moore. Moore opened up about her incredible 2019 WSL season, launching her non-profit Moore Aloha, and what to expect from her new surf film 'Riss'. At the age of nine, Carissa Moore had her goals lined out for herself: become a professional surfer, travel the world, and surf with other cool girls. Merely seven years later she was doing just that. In 2008 she became the youngest surfer to win a

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Santa Monica Surfers Held A Paddle Out For George Floyd
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