Why Kyle Thiermann Might Be Surfing’s Most Valuable Ambassador

“As a curly-haired grom growing up in Santa Cruz, Kyle Thiermann boldly championed causes like campaign finance reform and Net Neutrality. While his close friends pitched in to support, the surf community wasn’t exactly rallying around him in force. Philanthropy isn’t always “hip.” Thiermann says he still gets harassed on occasion for rocking a wetsuit…

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Hunting Wild Pigs Could Save Hawaii’s Coral Reefs

Patagonia Ambassador and big wave surfer, Kyle Thiermann, takes us on an adventure that binds hunting with conservation, a confluence of ideals that may bring us one step closer to saving Hawaii’s endangered coral reefs.

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Why Did The California Coastal Commission Just Fire Their Director???

The main authority that stands between development and our California coastline is the California Coastal Commission, an entity tasked with the duty to protect, manage and oversee all interests that coincide with our shores and coastal lands. In a world free of corruption, special interest groups, and spineless leaders, the California Coastal Commission would function…

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Surfing For Change Hawaii GMOs

Surfing For Change Explores GMOs in Hawaii

Kyle Thiermann and his Surfing for Change is out with a great new short film on the fight against genetically modified organisms in Hawaii. He followed pro surfers Dustin Barca, Kelly Slater and others on a protest march on Oahu and spoke with local farmers and activists to get a handle on the controversy. As…

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