“I owe so much of my life to the ocean. To the coasts, beaches, estuaries and waves. I can attribute so many of my spontaneous laughs, wild grins and silent terrors to the thousands of hours of I have spend in the ocean or exploring its shores. Whether sailing offshore blue waters, surfing hollow waves, or playing like a 10 yr old in the shore break, the ocean has been omnipresent through my life. The ocean may cover 71% of the planet and host 99 % of the survivable habitat for life yet it is fragile and prone to the destructive forces of man.
The Surfrider Foundation provides an avenue for anyone to play a significant and constructive role in helping protect our oceans, waves and beaches for future generations. Ever since I was a little grommet, I wanted to help and play a role in protecting our coastlines - Surfrider provided me with that opportunity and I am forever grateful."
-Bryson Robertson, PhD Coastal/Environmental Engineering