ASB MAGAZINE: The World Surf League (WSL) launched the We Are One Ocean content series featuring prominent surfers, scientists and environmentalists from around the world sharing why the ocean is so important to them and their reason for signing the We Are One Ocean petition at weareoneocean.org.
The content series is part of the WSL’s recently announced We Are One Ocean campaign calling for the protection of 30% of our one ocean by 2030, or 30×30, and explores our deep connection to the ocean and the many reasons we should take action to protect it.
The series features Irish surfer and marine social scientist Dr. Easkey Brittonwho shares her love and gratitude for the ocean and her passion for conserving it. The series continues with films following WSL Champion Italo Ferreira, marine biologist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, pro surfers Mikey February and Sophia Medina, and surfer, chemist, and journalist Dr. Cliff Kapono.
For Ferreira, Brazilian Olympic qualifier, being raised beside the sea has shaped his entire world, giving him the chance to fall in love with the sport that changed his life and pursue his passion.
Johnson describes her relationship with the ocean, how crucial it is to our future and her work to advocate for it. She shares that if we raise our collective voices and hold our leaders accountable, 30×30 is a meaningful solution to the climate crisis, and that if we succeed we will get to watch the ocean rebound in the most magical way.