1. The Surfer Biome Project
The surfer biome project is a scientific exploration set out to discovery just how connected we humans are to the natural world. Since Fall 2016, I have been traveling the world including England, Ireland, Morocco, California and Hawaii to examine the molecular composition of surfer. Gaining international recognition, this project looks at the chemicals and bacteria found on surfers and hopes to address issues around environmental conservation, food security and public health. This year I am traveling to South America, the South Pacific and Asia look for more evidence that nature keeps us healthy.
2. Eco Wave of the Winter 2017-2018
After the release of my short documentary "Surf Wasted", I have been working to discover innovative ways to implementing environmentally conscious materials into surfing. Although some surf manufacturers are implementing more sustainable materials, many companies are unsure whether consumers will adopt such a change. With so many consumers fixed on "older" technology, sustainability efforts are progressing at a sluggish rate. In collaboration with Sustainable Coastlines and Surf Dome, we will change the way surfers view eco-surfboards. From October-March, we are making a huge effort to document and create events that will support eco-surfboard technology development.
3. Ocean Conservation
Joining the environmental efforts at Parley, I will be putting together a series of content to avoid, intercept and redesign the communities I belong to. Whether it is the surf, scientific or film community, AIR strategies will be implemented into each project put forward.