Paddle for Clean Water

On Sunday September 18th, my sons and I participated in the 20th Annual Paddle for Clean Water organized by the San Diego Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. It is a fun event with hundreds of surfers from around San Diego County paddling a variety of watercraft around the Ocean Beach Pier. The OB Geriatric Surf Club and the PB Surf Club chaired by shaper and Baja vet Josh Hall provided water safety in 80’s style pink painter caps.

Even though it was sort of a windy, overcast morning with horrible surf conditions (small and closed out), the crowd was stoked and everyone seemed to be having a wonderful time.  Thanks to Surfrider San Diego for demonstrating their passion for clean water and a healthy ocean.

IB surfer and environmental activist Jeff Knox with my sons Israel and Daniel.

Surfrider's Rise Against Plastic Coordinator Bill Hickman, ocean champion and former City of SD councilmember Donna Frye, environmental attorney Rory Wicks and an unidentified friend.

Legendary surfer and shaper Skip Frye and friends.

Piper Bob playing a rousing version of the Star Spangled Banner.

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Comments

  1. “It’s amazing to see what kids are able to do – and having fun all the time! We, adults, sometimes need to get out of our busy schedules to actually do something we really enjoy – because only then it rocks! Only then…”

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