Sunday, June 20, 2010

International Surfing Day - Help the Oil Spill Relief!

Living in Southeast Texas I've never had the chance to go surfing, although it is on my list of things to one day learn. I grew up in Orange, TX which is 5 minutes from the Texas/Louisiana state border and only 45 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. My family did take regular trips to the gulf and it was a natural quick trip destination for me and all my friends throughout high school. I immediately gained a love for the beach and ocean (even though our beaches resembled a muddy lake much more than a beautiful blue ocean, thank you Mississippi River), but nonetheless it will always hold a special place in my heart.

The Surfrider Foundation is a foundation that is committed to helping protect the beaches of the world, and preserving this amazing part of life for future generations to enjoy. Sadly, technology of today is threatening our beaches and ocean life. I'm sure everyone is aware of the BP oil spill that is affecting the gulf as we speak. In the past 61 days there has been 66,612,000 gallons of oil spilt into the ocean. Thats almost 2,000,000 gallons into the gulf a day.

Photo of a beach in Alabama
Tweeted by @surfrider as a wave no one would want to surf.

Tweeted by @surfrider, BP should practice what they preach

To do your part in the oil spill relief there are many different things that you can do. Text WILDLIFE to 20222 to donate $10. Go to Surfrider Foundation and become a member and donate what you can to help (I am a member!). Follow Oceans Waves Beaches blog to be informed about the current situations. Be active and do what you can!

Also a Happy Father's Day to all the daddy's out there! Hope your day is incredibly special!

1 comment:

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