When Hurley teammates work together, magic things happen. It can be said for projects, products and, yes, surf contests. For the second year in a row, the Hurley A Team - this year consisting of Dane Zaun, Brad Ettinger, Jake Marsall and Eli Viszolay - won the ultra-fun Switchfoot Bro-Am in Encinitas. At the same event, our H20 team distributed 1000 water bottles to a crowd of 8,000+ screaming fans. That's thousands of dollars, going to cleanwater filters. Video: Tom Aiello
Watching people try to ride switch stance is really funny - and when it’s for a good cause it’s okay to laugh. And this past Sunday an estimated 8,000 people flocked to Moonlight Beach to do just that at the 7th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am. Click through to the extended story for a full recap and photos. Photo: Derek Bahn
Two Hurley H20 interns take a day trip to The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano.
Hurley doing its part to spread the message of clean water. Photos: Beau Roulette
As a clean water initiative, H2O runs the gamut in terms of how it carries out its message. On a global level, Jon Rose and Waves For Water spearhead our outreach program. But on a local level, Evan Marks and The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano breath life into the movement. Marks, a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Agroecology (the study of sustainable agriculture), has a resume as diverse as it is extensive, having acquired real-world experience on the domestic front in California and Hawaii, and internationally in Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico, Ghana and Nigeria. Since 2008, Marks has endeavored to turn The Ecology Center into Southern California's authority on sustainable slash green living.
When Gillian Zinser (aka Ivy) is asking questions, you know you have something going on. During last week’s 90210 wrap-up party at Paradise Cove, Ben “Captain H20” Edwards had an impressive spread for the invitees: water bottles, wrist bands and a DIY book on everything from making your own beer to retrofitting your sprinklers. The set-up was a hit, generating donations for Waves for Water and tons of inquiries. Including one from our favorite 90210 surfer girl, who is already deeply involved in the Haiti relief effort. We see a new Clean Water Courier in our future. For more on H20, go here.
Everyone can help. From a local level to a global level, each one of us can make a difference.
Evan Marks, from The Ecology Center, briefs us on the upcoming water workshops they're hosting
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