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What the Sea Gives Me

Only 9 days remain to become a part of Misfit Pictures’ What the Sea Gives Me, an awe-inspiring documentary film highlighting those with a life-long connection to the sea.

What the Sea Gives Me is a feature length documentary comprised of intimate and candid interviews with some of the ocean’s most extraordinary ambassadors. We will give you an honest and personal look through the eyes of those who thrive under the most extreme water conditions, those ensuring the proper care of the oceans for future generations and those who simply derive a sense of pure joy from the sea.

With proposed interviews from Great White shark researcher Brett McBride, artist Matt Beard, photographer Chris Burkard, bodysurfer Angie Oschmann, conservationist Jean-Michelle Cousteau, and free-diver Herbert Nitsch and spectacular locations around the world (South Africa, Greece, Fiji, Australia, Ireland, New England, California, and Hawaii), the goal of What the Sea Gives Me is to raise ocean awareness on a global level while reminding the viewer how closely we are all connected to the sea.

Check out the What the Sea Give Me Kickstarter campaign for more information and to contribute.

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Surf Credits – Give Back to the Places You Surf

Surf Credits is a groundbreaking partnership between 3 non-profits, the San Diego State University Center for Surf Research, the Surf Resource Network, and iJourneyGreen. Here’s how it works. You go to the Surf Credits website, select a destination you want to support, then select a non-profit organization working that destination you want to support. Go to the check out and buy one or more $25 tax deductible surf credits. 83% goes to the non-profits in destinations and related research. In return for the Surf Credit you get discount coupons.

“There is nothing else out there like this that makes it easy for us as surfers to give back to the communities and environments in the surf destinations we love.”

“We think this is a pretty innovate program” said Dr Jess Ponting, Director of the San Diego State University Center for Surf Research. “There is nothing else out there like this that makes it easy for us as surfers to give back to the communities and environments in the surf destinations we love. There is definitely nothing else out there that rewards you for giving back through discounts with our corporate partners and high value giveaway draw prizes like a free stay at Tavarua” said Ponting. “We’re completely stoked with the reception and support we’ve had to this idea from the surf industry and from the surfing public. This is a program where everyone wins”.

The program debuted this month at the 2012 Volcom Fiji Pro, with benefits going towards two local non-profits: Loloma Foundation (medical aid org in Fiji) and Give Clean Water (water filters to villages, very important after recent record flooding in Fiji). Additional destinations currently supported by Surf Credits include Bali, the Mentawai Islands, Costa Rica and Peru. For a full list of destinations, and more information about the Surf Credits program, check out their site surfcredits.org.

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