How Nature Benefits Our Brain

It’s no secret that a day spent outside has innumerable benefits to our mental and physical state; that’s part of the reason why we surf – for that feeling we get after a day in the water. While, a good wave, sunny day or evening session with your buddies certainly makes that water time all…

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How To Drink Beer and Save The Ocean

A 2015 Science article stated that between 40,000 and 110,000 metric tons of plastic waste in all forms enters the ocean. As beer drinkers, more than likely, our habits exacerbate this staggering statistic, one that directly impacts the health and well being of our oceanic playgrounds and wave gardens. With this in mind, an innovative…

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Study finds Humpback whales will protect seals from killer whales

Picture this: A pod of orcas is hunting seals, and just when it looks like the seals are out of luck a humpback whale comes to the rescue. This example of altruism (noun: the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others) is common among humans, but has proven…

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Mike Stewart: The Art Of Waveriding

For decades Mike Stewart’s waveriding approach and personal character have set a standard for watermen. Here’s his latest take on making lemonade out of lemons. Enjoy! Mike Stewart from Mike Stewart on Vimeo. Featuring: Mike Stewart Science Bodyboards sciencebodyboards.net/ Production: sherwoodstudio.com.au Cinematographer Dean Fergus Robert Sherwood Editor Robert Sherwood

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More on Through the Surface, the Reef Mapping Project

Last week, we told you about a competition some surfer scientists have entered a National Geographic contest to get funding for a project to map our reefs. Voting is open until Sept. 29 so we got back in touch with Cliff Kapono and Clinton Edwards for more details on their project, the difficulties of finding…

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