Our new friend and clean water activist, Derek Sharpe, needs your help. Derek explains: "We currently have 19 Community filters and 5 Family filters to take to Nicaragua with us. Waves for Water is going to convert the Family filter orders into Community filters because they benefit more people. Friday is the last day to purchase a filter if you would like to help us, help the people of Nicaragua. A Community water filter can filter 200 gallons of water per day. That's HUGE! We will be distributing the water filters to communities in need with the help of Surfari Charters and Nicaragua Surf Report. If you would still like to help, contact myself, Chad Hudson, Charlie Smith, Hayes Holloman or Baker Sharpe for more information. Let's get it done!"
Ever wonder how you can turn undrinkable water into clean, drinkable water for a village full of people who really need it? Well, we know a guy who has done that — quite a few times, and he can tell you exactly what it feels like to watch a village's reaction as their only source of water goes from dark to light — and safe to drink. His name is Jon Rose, read on for his Waves For Water update from Q'ero, Peru.
97% of Earth’s surface is water, so what better way to celebrate Earth Day than talking H2O? With our good friends from The Ecology Center, we were on hand at Irvine’s Salvation Store to sign up some H2O evangelists and take pledges for a happier planet. Jeff (aka Captain Earth), managed the info booth and “dropped some knowledge” on friendly patrons. To also celebrate the day, we dedicated a special in-store H2O space featuring limited edition product, educational info and recap videos of recent water relief missions. Check the photos below. Yay Earth!
In honor of Earth Day, this Sunday, April 22, we thought we'd let our H2O product have the spotlight for a few minutes. You see, H2O product and Earth Day go hand in hand because when you buy any H2O product (and we've got lots of good options to choose from), 100% of profits go towards funding clean water programs. So don't be a dweeb, help celebrate Earth Day with a good looking pair of boardshorts or Beachriders. And sure, you're not chaining yourself to the rain forest in protest of deforestation, but if you're going to buy new trunks, you might as well buy the ones that can do some good. Happy Earth Day, we'll see you at the drum circle. Read on for our favorite H2O boardshorts and more.
Evan Marks checks in to give us the scoop on this year's festivities at The Ecology Center. Read on below and be sure to join us Saturday, April 14th for some Earth Day fun.
Jon Rose is the man! And the guys over at The New Man Podcast seem to agree with us. Check out the interview Jon gave Tripp Lanier of thenewmanpodcast.com and hear nuggets of wisdom such as, the one secret to success, finding your calling, career transitions, following your fun, thriving vs surviving and figuring out what you love to do. Sounds pretty informative. Give it a listen here.
Earlier this week, at the Children's Water Festival, the Ecology Center's mobile Water Shed hosted hundreds of children around the Southern California area, who pledged more than 45,000 gallons of water savings. The mission was simple: to learn where our water comes from, make good water decisions daily and close the loop by pledging world water day everyday. For more, including photos from the day's events, head over to theecologycenter.org.
World Water Day went off in fine fashion. Jon Rose checked in from Brazil, the Ecology Center's Mobile Water Shed made some stops around town and water conservation knowledge was shared with the world. For all the happenings and events from the day, check out the photos below.
Pledging to show your support for Water World Day (and to kick start living every day like it’s World Water Day) is easy! You can tweet out what you’re pledging, or you can even jot down your pledge on a piece of paper and take a picture for Instagram. Also, we’re always available to be tagged on Facebook. Whatever you choose, make sure to include #worldwaterday in your pledge because if we see it, you could very well land yourself a new Hurley H2O tee! Examples of ways to pledge: pledging to turn the faucet off while you brush your teeth, to “flush smarter”, or to take shorter showers. Can't wait to get our pledge on with ya!
Happy World Water Day. It’s been 12 months since last World Water Day and we sure have been busy. Along with our friend Jon Rose at Waves For Water, we’ve spanned the globe helping people get access to clean water. So enjoy our H2O year in review video, helped made more enjoyable by the sounds of Switchfoot, as we recap our efforts in Liberia, Afghanistan, Indonesia, the Amazon and Haiti. Also, if you're liking the sound of this exclusive acoustic Switchfoot track — which was recorded at the Hurley Studio — click here to find out how you can get it.