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Old School Style - New School Prizes
FOUR SEASONS MASTERS TROPHY TWIN, SINGLE AND THRUSTER EVENT!
Dorian looked in good form all day finding a number of long Sultans tubes and unleashing his furious rail game on the clean four-foot walls on offer all day. The big-wave charger was able to post an excellent heat total of 16.24 (out of a possible 20) to overcome fellow Hawaiian Jamie O'Brien in the Final.
SLATER OFFERS YOU THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME Partnering with Omaze and WSL PURE, the World Surf League’s philanthropic division, Slater is granting two lucky fans a weekend trip to the Surf Ranch. To enter, contestants can make donations ranging from $10 to $50,000 (more money = more chances), with the proceeds going to WSL PURE’s environmental efforts to sustain a healthy ocean. The four main focuses include: Oceans & Climate; Ocean Health and Ecosystems; Carbon Uptake and Ocean Acidification; and Sea Level Rise and Coral Reefs.
THE HAWAIIAN WATERMAN HALL OF FAME HONORS LEGENDS Celebrating those who help perpetuate the spirit and legacy of Duke Kahanamoku," notes Bill Pratt, co‐chair of the Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame.
Bruce Blankenfeld is one of the most influential figures in canoe paddling and Polynesian Voyaging Society. He is a distinguished pwo navigator and captain of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea and was the president of Hui Nalu Canoe Club for more than 20 years.
Diane Stowell is an All-America swimmer at UCLA. She went on to claim more than 100 national and international titles in swimming. Stowell was also a dedicated volunteer in her community, serving on numerous charitable boards and serving as a counselor in the Hawaii prison system.
Paul Strauch, Jr. was one of the most influential figures in the world of surfing back in the 1960s. Founder of the "Cheater Five" and the first to use bottom turns in large waves, Strauch won numerous surfing titles and was a member of the prestigious Duke Kahanamoku Surf Team.
Sharron Weber is a two-time world surfing champion and member of the Surfing Walk of Fame. Weber is also known today as a leader in her community. Weber was recently bestowed with the prestigious Kauai Living Treasures Award, given for her lifetime commitment and kokua to her community
WHO BLEW IT?
THE TOP 10 USA ASSET MANAGERS - PALM FOREST OBLITERATION
A recent report by Friends of the Environment sheds light on the top 10 US investors and their involvement in financing conflict palm oil and urges them to commit to human rights. To increase pressure on the top 10 firms, Friends of the Environment is campaigning to urge them to #DefundDeforestation by adopting four pillars of responsibilities.
PLASTIC CONTINENTS Plastic pollution is now recognized as a global problem, representing a threat to marine biodiversity. In particular, this surface drift acts as a means of transport for the viruses and bacteria that the spread across the oceans. Time for a global ban on plastic?
RWANDA'S DEADLY METHANE GAS GOTCHA! Well not really. This is a good news story made from a bad news gas! Deadly methane gas from Rwanda's Lake Kivu is turned into a lifeline after being used to generate energy, in a country where only 17% of the population has access to electricity. Pretty awesome huh?