In a world where plastic bags are found in the deepest place in the ocean and where ocean levels are rising unchecked, it is good to know that there is only one difference between surfing and statistical environmental science. In the science of it the universe is in control. In surfing, you are. Because Science may provide an understanding of the universal experience, but it is our surfing that provides a universal understanding of our personal experience. Which is why, after 20 stoked years of publishing this magazine, we are even more stoked to tell you that all our environmental efforts are beginning to take hold.
“There is no better way to experience the rawness of the movement of the Universe than getting encased in the barrel of a wave. Energy is at the base of it all. That is the direct connection to the cosmic. From the sun shining on the earth to heating things up, to creating winds that then make waves…there you go, the Universe’s direct transfer of energy… and we surfers get to join it, feel it, believe it. This energy is what drives our planet and by the time we paddle out, it’s driving us too”.
– Vince Longo, CTO Future fins –
So, while i was away a drunken expat friend got a hold of the PCU keys and really jammed up my plan to force the board riders into taking some of the reigns here in Uluwatu. Set me back pretty bad really.
But, I still have faith that i can get these guys to see the value in owning PCU as their own thing.
The one thing they always bring up is that they want help raising travel money.
The biggest challenge in life is trying to be yourself in a world that wants you to be like everybody else. Style is the answer to everything. A way to approach a dull or dangerous thing. To do a dull thing with style is better than doing a dangerous thing without it. To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art. Not many have style. Not many can keep style.