environmentalism and surfing

Surfing and environmental activism were joined at the national level for the first time in early 1969, after a Union Oil platform off Santa Barbara, California, ruptured and spilled more than 230,000 gallons of oil, much of it washing up on a 30-mile stretch of nearby coastline. Surf magazine editorials urged surfers everywhere to join GOO! (Get Oil Out), a grassroots Santa Barbara group founded i...

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