Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sickening


Sad display of a corporate surf company's disregard for the beach and ocean. This was the aftermath of a surf contest Volcom put on at El Porto last weekend. Picture by the dude that runs the informative site, Swellmagnet.

I bet the Volcom people go around claiming to live "green" and "organic" and "lessen their environmental impact" and all the other buzz words of the day. What bullshit.

Yeah, it could be a couple bad seed surf bro brahs that think they are too cool and don't need find another trash can but still the Volcom organizers should be in charge of leaving nothing at the beach. Pack up what you pack in. Should be the easiest thing to do in running a surf contest. Pathetic.


Waves have been looking okay from the beach and then you get out there and there is just not much shape. Wierd warbles and backing-off-until-they-closeout kinda waves. Can't complain I guess. At least it has been not windy and rainy and stormy.

7.1 @ 14secs from 295

9 Comments:

At 11:48 AM, Blogger Christian said...

It is a beautiful day isn't it?

I saw a great documentary (49 Degrees)on the growing surf scene in BC, Canada. The struggle to make a living from surfing without exploiting it and the ocean was the main focus. Your photo of the trash on the beach reminds me this.

 
At 1:47 PM, Anonymous clayfin said...

I got skunked at lunch today by those very conditions, but got it good on the weekend. Thanks for the kind words over at Intruder...

 
At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Jake said...

Very weak, someone should print up a volscum t-shirt and slap that picture on the font.

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger Toddy said...

Classic surf industry.

 
At 10:08 PM, Blogger Foulweather... said...

Terrible. Glad he snapped the photo and I hope he sent it to Volcom. Cashing in and giving nothing in return. Shouldn't really come as a surprise.

 
At 12:35 PM, Blogger lee said...

Mate the only green the big corps understand is the dollar

 
At 4:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It actually looks like they tried to pack the trash near the can at least.

 
At 6:07 PM, Blogger pushingtide said...

oh yeah. that helps. there is never any wind at the beaches. lame comment anon.

 
At 4:43 PM, Blogger watchdog said...

If you want to read about the whole incident check out this link
http://swellmagnet.com/surf_enviro/environ_html/volcom_trash.html

 

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