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The Tuamotu’s / Dangerous Isles – Simple Lessons

The Tuamotu’s are the second largest group of coral atolls in the world and famous for many things. Initially known as the dangerous isles by sailors, the Tuamotu’s are virtually unobservable more than 8nm offshore and are strewn with marker and unmarked reefs and shoals. Sailing directions of yore just advised to steer well clear of the whole area. Continue reading

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Awesome video on why single use platics are ridiculous

Check out this great video on the pitfalls of single use plastic bags. It sums it up really well. Nice Bag Moster Cameo too!

Plastic State of Mind – Black Friday Parody

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Looking for waves in all the wrong places…

After spending the last four years in the wilderness of our oceans, and its water never being more than 10ft away, I suddenly find myself surrounded by 1000’s of km’s of solid continent in every direction and the ‘wilderness’ of a huge metropolitan city, Montreal. Museums, interesting pubs and poutine can keep any surfer interested (read: distracted) for two or three days, but sooner or later, the itch returns and the only real solution is getting back in the water. Continue reading

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Study: Hesquiat Peninsula, Vancouver Island, Canada

Download the results of our Garbage Study here… (pdf)

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Study: Kaenae Beach, Maui

Download the pdf results here…

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Pellets wash up on shores of Great Lakes

Preproduction Plastic Pellets, also known as knurdles, are the raw material that is used to manufacture virually all plastic products.

Oceangybe was collecting samples of these around the world for the Pellet Watch program in Japan. Recently a large number washed up on beached in Lake Huron:

http://tiny.cc/ibayf

It appears that it is time for Canada to address is this problem as California has:

http://tiny.cc/t959k

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Oceangybe at Tapped screening in Vancouver today

Hi all,

Thanks to the people at Projecting Change for inviting us to speak at the screening of Tapped this morning at the Fifth Ave. cinema in Vancouver. Hugh was there and really enjoyed the movie, and the opportunity to speak.

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Time to Celebrate! The OceanGybe R.A.P Party

R.A.P = Rise Above Plastics

In conjunction with Plastic Manners, the Surfrider Foundation and Metro Vancouver, OceanGybe is hosting a Rise Above Plastics awareness party on the 30th September 2010. Sponsored by our long time friends at Sitka Surfboards and Livity Outernational, this event will be taking place at the Media Club (695 Cambie Street) in Vancouver. Continue reading

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Oh so good to be home – surrounded by majestic BC!

The boat is very flat and calm, the birds are chipping outside and the grocery store is only a 5 minute walk away. The pleasures of land ! We arrived in Winter Harbour yesterday afternoon after an extremely comfortable passage from Maui, Hawaii. Our memories of white sand beaches, crystal clear water and palm trees of Hawaii made for an extremely dramatic contrast to the rocky shorelines, kelp and huge fir trees of the Canadian coast we saw yesterday. The interval between the two, leaving one climate, spending weeks at sea, and then entering a completely different climate created a pretty dramatic landfall and had us all ohhh’ing and ahhh’ing. Continue reading

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We went to the Gyre and almost got there

I swear we did. We left Hawaii with a basic plan of how to get to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Sail north into the beginning of the High, then motor East into the worst of the garbage, then take a 90′ left turn, calmly exit out of the top of the high, enter the area of Westerly’s above the high and sail easily to Vancouver Island. Now if you compare this to the track taken on www.oceangybe.com, one may wonder what went wrong. It seems like we have been taking a rather round about route.
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