Blue Dot At The Beach: The Cultural And Environmental Impacts Of Surfing Part 1

Jul 31, 2020

Chad Nelsen CEO of Surfrider Foundation
Credit Surfrider Foundation

After the killing of George Floyd, Blue Dot's Oceanographer Emeritus Bill Patzert called "Big Wave Dave" to ask him to check out a New York Times Opinion piece titled "The Long Strange Tale of California’s Surf Nazis," by journalist Daniel Duane. 


Conversations ensued about racism, localism, and the environment and how surf culture has reflected those complex currents through time since the Malibu explosion of the early 1960s. 

The CEO of the Surfrider Foundation, Chad Nelsen joins us for a look at their work on protecting beach access and keeping the surf zone safe from contaminants from sexism and racism to toxic pollution. 



Glenn Hening Co Founder of Surfrider Foundation at Rincon, Southern California
Credit Surfrider Foundation


Then a conversation with Duane and one of Surfrider's founders, Glenn Henning join Dave for a conversation about racism and localism's role in surfing history as well as a look at the complex tale of "The King of Malibu," Miki Dora.