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Rob Machado Eco Board from the Boardroom Show

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The boardroom show was this past weekend in Del Mar, CA and we had the pleasure to collaborate with Rob Machado for the eco board installation and his boards on display at 760 Glassing.The 6'0" Tom Taylor model was made with recycled Marko EPS, hemp cloth, bio resin and up-cycled baltic birch.Using up cycled baltic birch we hand foiled the 8.5 inch longboard fins that were glassed on.  Using fiberglass scraps we laminated each fin with pictures Rob took during his travels so each fin is unique.One fin was used on the eco board and the remaining 4 were on display...

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Luke and the UCSC surf team go to the surf ranch

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Luke and the UCSC surf team go to the Surf Ranch NVS: How'd you end up getting invited to the pool?Luke Sampiere: The WSL put together a fantasy league for colleges with surf teams, with the prize for winning was getting to go to the Surf ranchNVS: How many teams were competing?LS: I think 15 or soNVS: How close was the competition for first?LS: It was very close, Berkeley got into an early lead and we slowly came back and only took the the lead in during the quarterfinals of the pipe masters (the last event)NVS: How many people were on the UCSC team?LS: There were over...

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Talking Big Waves with Dylan Cotton

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Dylan Cotton - Big Wave TrainingWith some serious swell coming to HI we sat down with NVS team rider and big wave charger Dylan Cotton to talk about surfing big waves.NVS: Hey Dylan, thanks for sitting down with us.  Did you happen to catch any of the swell the rolled through during the Pea’hi contest?Dylan Cotton: Yeah I️ went to Waimea on Saturday but Friday was better. Couldn’t go cuz I️ had class all day though. Went west and was super fun and ripableNVS: Right on!  What turned you on to big waves?DC: The Wedge, in particular April 27th, 2014,...

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NVS Team Rider - Dylan Cotton

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Name: Dylan Cotton Age: 18 Years Surfing: 5 Board Setup(s): 5'6, 5'8, 6'0, 6'4, 6'7, 8'6, 10'8 Fin Setup(s): JL Thrusters, Bronn Quads Sponsors: Labreau Surfboards, Surfside Sports, NVS Home break: Newport Beach Favorite surf spot: Rocky Point Favorite pro surfer: Mason Ho Dream surf trip: Maui Something most people don't know about you: I can make minute rice in 58 seconds. Favorite pre surf jam: Kevin Gates Favorite surf lingo/quote: If its wet, were getting in it.  Go to post surf meal: Cereal Goofy or Regular: Goofy How do you describe surfing to someone who doesn't surf? I cant. You just gotta do it and see what all the hype is about. 

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California Prop 65: a Deceptive Ploy to Undermine the Plastic Bag Ban!

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California has two ballot measures regarding single use plastic bags: Prop 67 and Prop 65.For those interested in moving away from the our dependence upon single use plastics, the only way to vote is:YES on 67, NO on 65!Here's why...In 2014 Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 270, the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.  Within days of the new law's passage, numerous out-of-state plastic bag corporations backed by millions in political spending managed to freeze the implementation of SB 270 by forcing a statewide referendum on the law.  So simply put;  proposition 67 is a referendum on the law; with a “yes”...

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