Monthly Archives: March 2014

More Coverage of Girls Surfing, Please

Kudos to Olive Bowers, a 13-year-old who wrote a letter to Tracks magazine expressing her wish to see more girls surfing in the magazine and on its website (worth reading her whole letter). She’s received a lot of attention for her letter and stirred a lot of emotion. (And I’m with her: I’d like to see more coverage of female surfers ripping, too!) I’m always going to cheer loudly for teens who pen letters to the editor to express their strong opinions and my heart dropped when I read the defensive response from the Tracks editor, who described her letter as an “outburst.” Funny how you rarely here about boys or men having “outbursts” when they express their opinions. Hmmm.

 

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Surfing for Change: Pro Surfers Fighting GMOs

Surfers are known for fighting to protect the environment, specifically our oceans and beaches. It’s great to now see Surfing for Change, led by Kyle Thiermann, taking on the issue of our food—fighting GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in Hawaii.  Go, Kyle!

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Photo: Wetsuit in the Bougainvillea

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Sweet! The LA Times selected my photo of a wetsuit hanging to dry for their Southern California Moments feature.

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