The Future of Surfing is Not Disposable


Dede SuryanaPhoto: Zak Noyle and A-Frame Media.

The 12th Annual
Surfing Arts, Science and Issues Conference

The Future of Surfing Is Not Disposable

Why surfing will be cleaner, cooler and better

Parking Map to find Sumner Hall.

Parking Map to find Sumner Hall.

 

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Conference: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM @ Sumner Auditorium
Sustainable Surf Session
: 4:00 PM to Dusk, Scripps Pier (north side)

BUY TICKETS HERE

Come to the place where Science meets Shakas… this Saturday in San Diego at the world famous Scripps Institution of Oceanography, right on the beach in La Jolla!

Join a gathering of the leaders in the surf, science and environmental worlds to experience the latest and greatest in greener living that the surf culture has to offer!

Speakers include  surf stars like Rob Machado, brainy scientists, captains of surf industry, dolphin hugging heads of environmental nonprofits, and lots more too – but who we really need there now is you!

RobMachado_photoThis important event will include:
TED-style talks on Emerging Technologies delivered by
Rob Machado and Evan Marks (Founder and ED of The Ecology Center)
Alex Carlton (Product Development, Ecovative Design)
Rob Falken (Founder, Tecniq)
Jyotika Virmani (Director of Technical Operations, Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE),

A Panel Discussion on Sustainability in Action with
Jim Moriarty (moderator) (CEO Surfrider Foundation)
Dr. Jess Ponting (Director, Center for Surf Research)
Mark Price (CEO, Firewire Surfboards)
Nellie Cohen (Corporate Environmental Associate, Patagonia)
Kim Matsoukas (Sustainability Director, Vans)

There will also be a live surfboard glassing demonstration on stage with contributions from:
Jason Koons, VP of Surfboards, SuperBrand
Rey Banatao, Co-Founder Entropy Resins
Ed Lewis, Enjoy Handplanes
Todd Patterson, Co-Founder, E-Tech Boards

And Dr. Davey Kline will deliver the prestigious Dr. Walter Munk Lecture on the affects of ocean acidification on coral reefs – and how wave action threatens damaged reefs, titled, “The fate of coral reefs in a high carbon dioxide future- and what it might mean for our favorite reef breaks”.

The conference will conclude with an afternoon Sustainable Surf Craft Surf Session, featuring the latest surfboards designed and manufactured with sustainable ‘best practices.’

The conference and surf session are open to the public. Registration is $35 and includes free parking, morning and afternoon snacks and drinks, and a box lunch. Seniors and students $25. Conference only $20/$10. Conference t-shirts $15.

This is event will  be carbon neutral, thanks to Wildlife Work. We will reduce the event’s overall climate impact on the oceans by offsetting the emissions from all the event attendees travel, food and lodging with an amazing REDD+ forestry project in Africa.

To register, buy your tickets here.

SASIC 12 Agenda

9 – 9:20am             Intro by Glenn Hening

9:30 – 9:45             Michael Stewart, Co-Founder Sustainable Surf: “Living A Deep Blue Life”

9:45 – 10:15            Kevin Whilden, Co-Founder Sustainable Surf: “Surfing’s Next Frontier”

10:15 – 10:45          Break

10:45 – 11:45          Dr. David Kline, “The fate of coral reefs in a high carbon dioxide future — and what it might mean for our favorite reef breaks”

Noon                        Lunch

12:30 – 1:15 pm     Lifecycle of a sustainable surfboard: eco-glassing demo and interviews

  • Jason Koons, VP of Surfboards, SuperBrand
  • Rey Banatao, Co-Founder Entropy Resins
  • Todd Patterson, Co-Founder, E-Tech Boards
  • Ed Lewis, Enjoy Handplanes

1:15 – 2:30 pm       Emerging Technologies (TED-style talks)

  • Rob Machado (Pro Surfer) and Evan Marks (Founder and ED of The Ecology Center)
  • Alex Carlton (Product Development, Ecovative Design)
  • Rob Falken (Founder, Tecniq)
  • Jyotika Virmani (Director of Technical Operations, Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE),

2:30 to – 3: 30 pm  Sustainability in Action Panel

  • Jim Moriarty (moderator) (CEO Surfrider)
  • Dr. Jess Ponting (Director, Center for Surf Research)
  • Mark Price (CEO, Firewire Surfboards)
  • Nellie Cohen (Corporate Environmental Associate, Patagonia)
  • Kim Matsoukas (Sustainability Director, Vans)
  • Rey Banatao, Co-Founder Entropy Resins

4:00 pm                 Sustainable Surfboard paddle-out (North Scripps Pier)