2.23.19 - Easkey Britton and The Cigarette Surfboard
We met Easkey Britton, Professional Surfer and Ph.D in Environment and Society, on the NW coast of Ireland last summer. Our conversation with her was engaging and inspiring, to say the least. Her personality is exuberant, her laugh contagious, her ideas well-articulated, and her surfing stylish.
She spoke with us about a broad array of interesting topics, and within this video, she shares her input on the unique opportunity surfers have to vocalize ocean health issues, given our firsthand experiences in the water. She questions the status quo of what it means to be a surfer, and pushes surfers to take more action in protecting the sea. Even at a hefty 13 pounds, Easkey's surfing style and stoke tamed Ciggy Board 2.0.
Thanks Getaway Dogs for the song, and Easkey for all your time, positive energy, and powerful words.
2.20.19 - Ciggy Board 2.0
It’s taken some time to explore a more functional approach to crafting each subsequent Cigarette Surfboard — a combination of complex processes and countless hours of creation has unveiled some rad outcomes. We’re nearly finished building the 5th board, lighter and faster than ever. Enjoy some glimpses of Ciggy Board 2.0 in production, built in 2018.
12.15.18 - Less Plastic with Amanda Keetley
10.13.18 - First Rain, Los Angeles
6.9.18 - The Cigarette Surfboard in The Netherlands
In celebration of World Oceans Day, we took The Cigarette Surfboard out to the North Sea in The Netherlands for its maiden voyage. Though the ocean has no voice, we believe that it is our obligation as surfers and non-surfers alike to address the urgency of the many threats it faces by starting with tangible solutions everyone can make. Reduce your consumption of single-use plastics and plastic in general. Choose reusable utensils, bottles and other necessity items. Don’t flick your butts (they’re made of plastic). Carry an old mint tin, stash 'em and ditch 'em in the trash later. Go for a surf and snag some trash on your way in — it’s not going to pick itself up. Little things can make big differences, and by being part of something bigger than yourself is how we can start to solve the world's many problems. Thanks to Getaway Dogs for the song, getawaydogs.bandcamp.com