I don’t know if you have seen what TRANSPARENTSEA is all about but it’s pretty rad. A cool group of ocean lovers (surfers, etc…) are making there way from Santa Barbara to San Diego on these cool little Hobie water crafts powered by wind and pedals! The crew will make their journey by sail following the migration of the grey whales along the southern California coastline. On the way the crew will come to port for four major regional events. Each night hosting Minds in The Water movie screening, followed by live in concert Band of Frequencies, art show & auction and in support Surfer’s for Cetaceans (S4C) and other ocean minded charities.
Minds in the Water is a feature-length documentary following the quest of professional surfer Dave Rastovich and his friends to protect dolphins, whales and the oceans they all share. Through Dave’s journey – a five-year adventure spanning the globe from Australia to the Galapagos, Tonga, California, Alaska and Japan – we see one surfer’s quest to activate his community to help protect the ocean and it’s inhabitants from the threats of commercial slaughter and pollution.
TransparentSea is an awareness campaign aimed at highlighting coastal environmental issues, with particular attention given to cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and the waters they inhabit. The first journey (Byron Bay to Bondi, Australia, 2009) successfully highlighted the plight of humpback whales and the threat faced by Japanese whaling fleets. The second (California, October, 2011) traces the southern migration of the California Grey Whale from Santa Barbara to Baja, Mexico with an emphasis on engaging key coastal community groups and drawing awareness to the causes they support.Check it out!