|“We are beyond proud of the impact we’ve delivered this year in partnership with our WSL PURE Grantees, the WAOO coalition, our WSL CT surfers, and our global employees,” said Emily Hofer, WSL Chief People and Purpose Officer. “Our goal is to ignite a positive and inspiring movement in service of protecting our most precious resource, our one ocean. Our most important work is still on the horizon.”
“The connection between surfers and the ocean is profound—a feeling so intense, so deeply held, that words alone cannot do it justice. As climate change and habitat destruction threaten so many places, that bond is one of the most powerful tools in our conservation arsenal. We are excited about our partnership with the World Surf League–working together to mobilize surfers’ passion to protect irreplaceable marine ecosystems.” M. Sanjayan, CEO, Conservation International, which co-founded Surf Conservation Partnership.
“All big changes start with a single step,” said WSL CT surfer and WSL PURE ambassador, Lakey Peterson. “I believe in the power of coming together and working together to create positive change. I think it’s the first step of what can really have a big impact globally.”
Looking ahead to the 2023 CT season, WAOO will continue to activate at each CT stop, support new grantees, and achieve an even greater impact to protect and conserve our one ocean.
We Are One Ocean is supported by SHISEIDO as part of the SHISEIDO BLUE PROJECT, which promotes ocean conservation through initiatives such as beach clean ups and sand dune planting to safeguard shorelines.
For more information, please visit WeAreOneOcean.org.