The Deep Blue Dinner 2015

Top professional surfers, marine scientists, artists, musicians, farmers and friends – came together under the California stars last Fall for Sustainable Surf’s first annual, ‘Deep Blue Dinner’, to help us “talk story” with some of the best and brightest within surf culture, about how we can protect the health of our oceans by how we eat, live and surf.

This engaging video follows Greg Long as he first explores the setting and the ethos behind the Deep Blue Dinner at The Ecology Center with founder Evan Marks, Greg’s own passion for protecting his local home ground for waves, and finally, what it looks like when we all come together with the same “Deep Blue” intentions.

In short – we all came together to learn more about living a ‘Deep Blue Life’, as engaged and aware surfers who stoked about living an ocean-friendly lifestyle that can help protect our oceans, while building strong, healthy communities.

The dinner was created in partnership with The Ecology Center and was held at their beautiful historic farmstead in San Juan Capistrano, which is an award winning educational center that teaches hands-on environmental skills and solutions to the local community.

Big thanks to all of our speakers: Greg Long / Professional Big Wave surfer, Chris Malloy / Filmmaker and Professional surfer, Evan Marks / Founder, The Ecology Center, Dr. Allen Hershkowitz, President / Green Sports Alliance, Andy Stern, Founder / Smartfin, and Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, a world renowned marine biologist / ocean protector, and author of the New York Times best seller book – Blue Mind : The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do.

HUGE thanks to all of our partners and sponsors for making the evening possible – The Green Sports Alliance, Smart Fin, Chipotle, Finlandia Vodka, Patagonia Provisions, Kepner Farms, Suja Juice, New Belgium Brewing, Head High Wines, Thrive Farmers Coffee – and Chef Paul Buchanan from Primal Alchemy. And a very special thanks to our ambassador collaborators Greg Long and Chris Malloy.