Gulf Coast protest paddling

Check out this video of pro surfers James Pribram and Mary Osborne, along with stalwart standup paddler Chuck Patterson during their recent trip to Gulf Port, Miss., as part of the Gulf Alert 2010 initiative. One of the trip’s main goals was to protest the oil spill’s devastation to the coastal region by standup paddling through areas affected by the April 20 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, documenting a fly-over and participating in local wildlife rescue efforts.

Visit Osborne’s blog for more pictures on the initiative.

Patterson continued the hazmat suit-wearing awareness campaign back at the July 17-18 San Clemente (Calif.) Ocean Festival with the help of the Standup Paddle Alliance. Click here to view more photos and coverage of the SPA and Patterson’s awareness efforts at the Ocean Festival.

Here’s a little more info on the Gulf project from a July 1 press release:

Project Save Our Surf and The Eco-Warrior Project are joining forces to launch “GULF ALERT 2010″. The aim of the Gulf Alert initiative is to raise awareness of actionable ways the surfing public can help shift the direction from pollution toward renewal. Gulf Alert 2010 will accomplish these goals with direct action on-the ground, in the water and over the skies of the Gulf area.

Project Save Our Surf was founded in 2008 by actress and surfer Tanna Frederick to raise funds, awareness and hope around clean ocean issues. For more information, check out projectsaveoursurf.org.

The ECO-Warrior project, is led by professional surfer James Pribram shows how people can contribute to environmental issues such as improving water quality, protecting endangered reefs and wildlife while enhancing life on earth for everyone.

For more information please go to ECOWarriorSurf.com.

  • Dave

    Way to go Mary, Chuck and James! We support your efforts to protect the environment. Sad how there is not much about the spill in the news anymore. Keep up the good fight.Our ability to enjoy the water depends on it.

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