"This International Surfing Day, salute your favorite beach. Help how you can from volunteering for a beach clean-up to becoming a member or make a donation to support our network. But most importantly, get out and enjoy your favorite beach!"
Learn about iconic surfing heroes, who push the limits of what's possible, in the following stories.
Bianca Valenti is a big wave surfer and a co-founder of the Committee for Equity in Women's Surfing.
Duke Kahanamoku popularized the sport of surfing and risked his life to save others.
MY HERO Suggested Video
"Fighting For Women In Big Wave Surfing" (2019) by HuffPost
Bianca Valenti wanted to be a pro surfer since she was 8 years old, and nearly gave up on her dreams forever when she faced gender inequality in the sport. When she discovered big wave surfing, a sport where women were often excluded from competitions, she took her fight to the California Coastal Commission and the World Surf League, landing victories for gender equity that will have ripples throughout the sporting world.
Click on the Listen and Read Along icon in the following stories so you can hear the audio as you read.
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Jack Johnson is a musician and surfer who encourages kids to take care of the environment.
Jon Rose is a surfer who founded Waves for Water, which works on the front-line to provide clean water.
Surfing inspires, heals and empowers activists and individuals across the globe. Enjoy these short videos featuring the power of becoming one with the sea through surfing!
Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Giselle Villatoro.
Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editor and Story Director Shannon Luders-Manuel.
Audio curated by MY HERO Audio director Stu Pearlman.
Organizer created on 4/2/2017 8:22:29 AM by Becky Miller
Last edited 6/20/2020 5:43:16 PM by Shannon Luders-Manuel