Namaste to a New Beginning
Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel
The number nine is revered in Hinduism because, as the highest single digit, it represents the end of a cycle and a new beginning. And, so it is with SurfWriter Girls, as we celebrate the ninth year of our blog and look forward to all the new stories we have to share with you.
Since writing the first SurfWriter Girls blog post on July 20, 2011, SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel have written 285 feature stories about the people, places, events, organizations, and more that have an impact on the quality of life on our planet, whether it's the ocean, beach, environment, or lifestyle.
And, with the launch of our sister online publication Surf'n Beach Scene Magazine five years ago, we've been bringing you even more stories!
Some of the stories we've shared with you this year include:
eXXpedition Sets Sail
Tony Soriano - Sharing the Stoke!
Women Making Waves
Surfrider Foundation Protects Coasts
Marie Tharp Mapped the Ocean's Depths
World Wildlife Day
The Magic of Ikigai
Mugging It Up Tiki Style
America's First Surfer - George Freeth
Cooking the Washoku Way
Hawaiian Shirts Brighten Our Day
Ben Aipa Shaping His Surfing Legacy
SurfWriter Girls Best Beach Books
SurfWriter Girls are excited about reaching this mystical milestone. "I can't wait to see what the next cycle brings," says Sunny. "Me, too," Patti agrees. "A new beginning is just what everyone needs now...with positive stories to uplift us."
Thanks to our followers worldwide for your support...especially the Surfrider Foundation Huntington/Seal Beach Chapter.
And to Patti's husband Greg Kishel, who's always ready to lend a hand, and doubles as our photographer, too!
Namaste to everyone. Let the new cycle begin!
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