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Video: Jack Johnson Surfs a Board Made of Recycled Cigarette Butts

Cigarette butts seem to be everywhere. With an estimated 4.5 TRILLION cigarettes littered every year, it’s no surprise we come across them so frequently. This isn’t good news for aquatic life as the chemicals found in cigarette butts are toxic to fish and microorganisms. Cigarette butts also contain cellulose acetate, a form of plastic. That means they never fully decompose. Yikes.

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So why do so many people toss them on the ground without a second thought? Well, it’s become a cultural norm and most folks don’t know any better. Surfer and musician Jack Johnson says “It’s something from our past that kinda seems badass, but culture changes and hopefully this will be thought of as super lame now.”

To spark conversation and help drive change, Jack Johnson teamed up with industrial designer Taylor Lane and filmmaker Ben Judkins to make “The Cigarette Surfboard.” The duo creates surfboards made of thousands of littered cigarette butts and then collaborates with surfers to make environmental films. Johnson met the ciggy boys in 2018 at the International Marine Debris Conference. After hearing about their project, Johnson invited them out to Hawaii so he could try out a “ciggy board” for himself. Watch to see Johnson shred the shit out of the unique board.

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This Hydrofoiler Outlasts Surfers on Massive Tidal Bore
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This Hydrofoiler Outlasts Surfers on Massive Tidal Bore

This Hydrofoiler Outlasts Surfers on Massive Tidal Bore

Occasionally, a few lucky rivers in the world experience a scenario in which a large wave of water barrels upstream against the natural current. This rare phenomenon is known as a tidal bore, and sometimes these waves can get moving up to 25 miles per hour. As you've probably guessed, they’re fun to catch a ride on. Most people surf them, but it turns out hydrofoiling does the trick too. In fact, it might be a better vehicle of choice for maximizing the wave. Just watch as hydrofoiler

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Video: 20 Minutes of Raw Carnage at The Wedge
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Video: 20 Minutes of Raw Carnage at The Wedge

Video: 20 Minutes of Raw Carnage at The Wedge

The Wedge is scary on a small day. And on a big day? Absolutely terrifying. However, that doesn't seem to deter the dozens of boogie boarders and surfers who risk life and limb there on a regular basis. Perhaps the convenience of an in-town wave at Newport Beach is enough to overpower their instincts of self-preservation, or maybe they like the crowds which gather to watch people get mauled. RELATED: 'Lost in Though' is a Full Length Independent Surf Film Because of The Wedge's unconventional

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Josh Mulcoy’s Quest for a Perfect Alaskan Wave
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Josh Mulcoy’s Quest for a Perfect Alaskan Wave

Josh Mulcoy’s Quest for a Perfect Alaskan Wave

Josh Mulcoy lives in California, but every year he makes at least one pilgrimage to the Land of the Midnight Sun in search of the state's elusive surf breaks. He's often skunked, but that doesn't bother him. With scenery as beautiful as coastal Alaska's, even hanging out on the beach is a treat. However, once in a blue moon, conditions line up perfectly. RELATED: Hana and Mary Scout Swells in Southeastern Alaska Recently, Mulcoy saw a promising swell heading for AK, and decided to drag