As surf tourism makes its way into new communities around the world, it brings about social change that can be positive if managed correctly. Kyle Thiermann of Surfing for Change made it a personal mission to go to Nicaragua and investigate exactly this.
We met Candice hanging around the shop in Hossegor, France, and thought she was awesome... then we saw her surf! Candice is exploding with style and flawlessly translates that to the asphalt. Look out for more good things coming from this girl!
Why is it that 14 year old aspiring professional surfers have more stamps in their passports than we do? In with the new, I guess. Regardless we are very stoked to see Ryland shredding up Nicaragua and hope he takes us with him next time!
Our favorite eco warrior, Kyle, headed down to Nicaragua to film his next Surfing for Change video. There he set out to show the world how surf tourism can have a positive impact on the local cultures. We cant wait to see the full length video, and Kyle... you’re the man!
Ricky Whitlock, one of the most determined, hard-working surfers around has been awarded the Transworld Surf ‘Comeback of the Year’! After breaking his back at Pipeline last year and being told he may never surf again, Ricky worked tirelessly to rehab and champion his injury. Watch the documentary Ricky Whitlock: L-1, T-12 for the full story.