SDSU Conference Draws Baja-Bound Surfers

By Serge Dedina

San Diego State University’s Center for Research partnered with the Groundswell Society to hold the 10th annual Surfing, Arts, Science and Issues Conference on philanthropy and doing good.

The conference drew crowds of all ages in support of the cause.

It used to be that surfers didn’t worry about anything except catching the next wave.

For Glen Hening, founder of the Groundswell Society, the 10th Annual Surfing, Arts, Sciences and Issues Conference, was all about surfers moving beyond sefishness and embracing a new spirit of aloha.

Co-hosted and organized by SDSU’s new Center for Surf Research, the event brought together more than 120 surf industry stalwarts, social entrepreneurs and everyday surfers to examine the myriad of ways in which surfers can give back.

Read the full story on the Imperial Beach Patch.

Serge Dedina is the Executive Director of WiLDCOAST, an international conservation team that conserves coastal marine ecosystems and wildlife. He is the author of Wild Sea and Saving the Gray Whale and took his first trip to Baja back in 1969. 

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