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This Ocean Life Podcast. 130+ episodes. Weekly podcast series capturing the stories and perspectives of people around the world who have based their lives on the ocean. Fishing, free diving, art, music, surfing, paddling, spearfishing, conservation, sailing, anything in the ocean… Hosted by Josh Pederson, from Santa Cruz, California, USA.

January 13, 2020

Surf Expo Stories: Part 1 — North America’s largest watersports and beach culture retail show

Surf Expo is North America’s largest watersports and beach lifestyle show in the retail industry. With hundreds of brands and thousands of retailers connecting to stock the stores that we all buy our gear from, Surf Expo is a key platform for the commercial side of many of our ocean lives. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the January 2020 show and speak with a wide range of brands on the significance of the event as well as chat with the management team who puts it all together each year. What I found within all of this was that Surf Expo is like a really fun eco-friendly festival that celebrates not just great, new products, but also art, non-profit groups, the craft of shaping surfboards, the skill of skating a mini ramp, and overall — a strong community of the ocean-minded.
 
After you give this a listen today, take a minute and pick one plastic throw-away item that you use and commit to replacing it with a reusable version — coffee cup, water bottle, straw, ziplock sandwich bag — you get the idea. As always, thank you for caring about the ocean and thank you for listening today. Hope you enjoy
 
Stories captured from:
  • Roy Turner, Surf Expo
  • 4Ocean
  • Zinka
  • Fair Harbor
  • Marine Life Rescue of Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Patrick Maxcey Art
  • Ranger Ready
 
You can find fun stuff on the ThisOceanLife.TV websiteInstagram, and Facebook, and Twitter. Host: Josh Pederson, @surfpaddletailgate 

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