From SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel
Fact, foto & fun notes about surfing and the coast
At this year’s International Surfing Day June 20th in Huntington Beach Surf City went for two Guinness World Records – World’s Largest Surfboard and The Most People Riding a Surfboard.
The Epic Big Board Ride was a BIG success. Congrats to HB!
Test Your Knowledge:
1. How many riders were on board for HB’s Epic Big Board Ride?
2. Flip flop sandals date back 1500 years to the:
3. This local surf/ocean artist specializes in painting surfing champions and is known for his minimalist style.
a. Ron Croci
b. Dave Reynolds
c. Robb Havassy
d. Rickie Blake
4. If you want to help the environment, the next time you are eating in a restaurant look for this designation on the menu.
5. Custom wetsuit-maker Tony Jones, of Coral Reef Wetsuits, uses this slogan:
a. We're the faves for the waves
b. We build the best and repair the rest
c. Keeps you warm even in a storm
d. Made by hand for surf and sand
Answers: 1. c; 2. a; 3. b; 4. d; 5. b
Tiki retro-style art, which was all the rage in the 1950s, is still alive and well today with tikis showing up in everything from art and architecture to fashion and food. So, keep a look out. You never know where Tiki is going to turn up.
The average person throws away 313 plastic bags a year, many of which end up in the ocean. According to researchers, if everyone in New York City used just one less plastic bag a year the annual plastic waste would be reduced by 55 tons.
On a hot, summer day a cold beer or soda is a great cool-down. If you want to make your own personal creation, just go to Brewbakers in Huntington Beach and tap into your inner brew master.
Remember the classic horror movie The Blob? Well, scientists have found another blob – in the Pacific Ocean of North America. It's an unusually warm mass of water 500 miles wide and 300-feet deep. Oceanographers are trying to figure out what caused it and what impact it is having on sea life.
A healthy way to jumpstart your day is by having muesli - a blend of cereal, fresh fruit and yogurt - for breakfast. A favorite with the Swiss, SurfWriter GIrl Sunny learned how to make it when she lived in Switzerland and discovered it's as good a boost for surfers as for skiers.
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