Agents of Change: Boys to Men

How Surfing Helps Troubled Boys

When surfer Joe Sigurdson found himself with the responsibility of being a step-parent at the age of 19, he had to go from boy to man rather early on in his life. He worked two jobs to support his family. The stress wore on Sigurdson a[...]

Agents of Change: A. Gray, Surf Therapist

A. Gray, Surf Therapist

Over the course of a long and successful career as a forceful competitor and tube-chasing freesurfer, California’s Alex Gray always seemed to carry himself with a breezy, casual demeanor, smiling through all manner of heavy water[...]

Agents of Change: Surfers Against Sewage

Agents of Change: Surfers Against Sewage

Surfers Against Sewage was born in England in 1990 from surfers who were fed up with dodging turds, condoms and tampons in their local lineups. In the nearly 30 years since being established, Surfers Against Sewage has become one of th[...]

Agents of Change: Brown Girl Surf

Agents of Change: Brown Girl Surf

When Farhana Huq was deciding what to call her newly formed website and community program, she had a world of choices at her fingertips. She could’ve named her project anything, really, but her goal was to reflect its mission sta[...]

Agents Of Change: Blinded By The Light

Agents Of Change: Blinded By The Light

In a comment that was hardly semi-charmed, Stephan Jenkins said he was away from waves while he was touring in Houston, and he said the feeling was depressing. “I think it’s not being able to surf, and the constant exposure[...]

Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not, Want Not

Over 400,000 surfboards are created each year, and yet many are made with toxic, non-biodegradable materials that meet a permanent grave in our landfills and waterways. Cliff Kapono, a Hawaiian native and a Chemistry PhD student at UC[...]

Prostate Nate

Prostate Nate

Each November for the last 13 years, a growing number of surfers have made a tradition to Grow out their Mos, in honor of November Movember, the only global charity focused solely on men's heath, raising funds and awareness for prostat[...]