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Building a sustainable surfboard

Posted on Jul 5, 2006 by PPSC in Uncategorized. Comments Off on Building a sustainable surfboard

As a regular reader of Treehugger.com, I got a kick out of a recent post about efforts to build surfboards out of sustainable materials.  Here’s a quote: “The ultimate goal [of the EcoFoil by OceanGreen] is to produce custom surfboards that are 100% bio-derived, that is, made entirely from natural materials. With the EcoFoil they’re sure getting close. Instead of polyurethane or
polystyrene blanks (core), they use hollow balsa wood from FSC certified Nicaraguan forests. These handcrafted blanks are purchased under fair trade arrangements for the final shaping in
Cornwall, England. Fibreglass is avoided with the application of an organically grown hemp  cloth ‘skin’. This has about 10% of the embodied CO2 emissions of the fibreglass. Research is still underway to find an appropriate sustainable resin to bind the package. Aside from their standard hemp covered models they offer three EcoFoil balsa boards, beginning with a …

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Health Effects of Coastal Water Pollution

Posted on Sep 6, 2005 by PPSC in Uncategorized. Comments Off on Health Effects of Coastal Water Pollution

To get the real skinny on the health effects of coastal water pollution, talk to a surfer.  While catching the waves, surfers are also catching colds, stomach bugs, and more.  Surfers long ago made the connection between sick days and urban storm drains dumping untreated runoff from streets, yards, and waterways into beach water.  But researchers have now calculated the likelihood of surfes succumbing to waterborne bacteria and viruses. 

Environmental scientist Ryan H. Dwight of the University of California
at Irvine, and colleagues interviewed 1,873 surfers in two California
surfing hot spots: rural Santa Cruz County and urban northern Orange
County.  Their symptoms include fever, nausea, stomach pain, sore
throats, and eye, ear, and skin infections.  The team reported in the
April 2005 American Journal of Public Health that every
additional 2.5 hours that surfers in either county spent in the water
increased by 10% their likelihood …

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Endless Summer (On Demand)

Posted on Jun 4, 2004 by PPSC in Uncategorized. Comments Off on Endless Summer (On Demand)

Read the article in the May 2004 issue of Wired Magazine about Kerry Black who is bringing world-class waves to the malls of America. Grab your board – surf’s up 6 a.m. to midnight, 365 days a year. Read article.

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The Aquamarines – San Francisco Instrumental Surf Band

Posted on Mar 14, 2004 by PPSC in Uncategorized. Comments Off on The Aquamarines – San Francisco Instrumental Surf Band

Our friend Russ Volckmann with the band The Aquamarines writes to tell us about his San Francisco Instrumental Surf Band which has a Web site at www.aquamarines.org. They have some cover MP3s up at their web site now that you can download. They are always searching for surf events that need a live band! You can contact Russ and The Aquamarines at 415-337-9444 or by email at the_aquamarines@yahoo.com.

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Jay Jansson Speaks

Posted on Mar 13, 2004 by PPSC in Uncategorized. Comments Off on Jay Jansson Speaks

Jay is the President Emeritus and Founder of the Pedro Point Surf Club. He now lives in San Luis Obispo and shared with us some of his memories and feelings about the Club.

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The Ziggens have been rocking the West Coast for over 15 years

Posted on Jan 2, 2004 by PPSC in Uncategorized. Comments Off on The Ziggens have been rocking the West Coast for over 15 years

Since 1986 the Ziggens have been making places smell and people have really enjoyed it! In 2002 the Ziggens released their latest full length album, a self-titled masterpiece recorded with Eddie Ashworth (Eastern Youth, Sublime, Unwritten Law). The Ziggens will find a way into your heart, right between the Dead Milkmen and Brian Wilson.

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Surf Flex: Flexibility, Yoga, and Conditioning for the Ultimate Surfing Experience by Paul Frediani

Posted on Dec 1, 2003 by PPSC in Uncategorized. Comments Off on Surf Flex: Flexibility, Yoga, and Conditioning for the Ultimate Surfing Experience by Paul Frediani

Surf Flex is the first book to address the fitness and conditioning requirements of this popular sport. Perhaps no other sport requires more agility and flexibility than surfing. Wiping out is no fun and a solid flexibility program will help prevent injuries, and keep you surfing longer and stronger.

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