Businesses Team Up For Solar Powered Waves “Thankful” Video
I was browsing the blog at jettygirl.com, an online surf magazine about surf, swimwear, and beach lifestyle when I came across this awesome video titled “Thankful”. Later I found out it’s significant for more reasons than just some beautiful waves and easy riding.
To tell you a little more about jettygirl.com, they also do lifestyle shoots both stills and video. I had discovered them on the @jettygirlsurfmag Instagram account (They post gorgeous surf pics to their account by the way, so if you’re into that sort of thing, give them a follow!).
No wonder they posted this video.
Malia Manuel – @maliamanuel
Coco Ho – @xococoho
Sage Erickson – @sageerickson
Lakey Peterson – @lakeypeterson
Kelly Slater Wave Co
In the video appropriately titled “Thankful,” you can’t help but notice how stoked the surfers Malia Manuel, Coco Ho, Sage Erickson, and Lakey Peterson are. It looks like an absolutely unbelievable time.
After digging a little deeper I got the full story on this man made wave, and why there are more reasons to be thankful than just the beautiful waves it makes.
It’s completely powered off of solar energy.
The pro surfer’s wave company partnered with Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) new Solar Choice program to go 100 percent solar without installing a single solar panel. The program allows customers to purchase their electric power from solar farms in Northern and Central California as part of a green initiative.
Got to hand it to the company and the surfing community for not only making the “longest, rideable open barrel man-made wave in the world” but also being one of the first to take advantage of this eco-friendly energy source. It’s not Slater’s first company with an eco-friendly passion. He also has a clothing line, Outerknown, that uses recycled fishing nets to make their products.
Love it when brands team up to make a good product, for a good cause and have fun doing it. That’s the dream, right?
After digging around on the internet, I’m not sure if the park is open to the public. But it looks like if you can make it in, you’re in for some big fun.
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