Just came off a great weekend celebrating World Oceans Day Hawaii with our friends and event founders, PangeSeed! We were lucky enough to have a sponsorship role and were very happy to be able to premiere the new, soon to be released film by Nathan Peracciny called Sustainable by Design, a look at the New Future stories behind the Volcom Pipe Pro 2014.
The event kicked off with a beautiful art exhibition called Sleep With the Fishes featuring the works of Olek and Kozyndan on Friday night and then went into Film Festival mode all weekend long. Saturday night featured the very inspiring movie Revolution by filmmaker Rob Stewart and offered a Q&A by way of Skype with the time difference keeping the activist up into the early morning hours – great opportunity, though, to hear the insights of the film’s ambassador. All the films that were featured are worth learning about and watching if you get the chance.
Sunday was our day, and I was so honored and excited to premiere the story of the story behind the Pipe Pro this year. Nathan did an amazing job connecting the dots for us and I was joined by the people without whom, the New Future story would not be possible. The discussion panel consisted of an All-Star line up of:
- Kahi Pacarro, Executive Director, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii
- Jim DiCarlo, Founder, Each One Teach One Farms / The Bokashi Bucket / Throw To Grow
- Jen Homcy, Foundwood Founder, Founding Partner, TR3EES Sustainability Strategies
- Maureen Purington, Clubhouse Director, Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii – Windward
- Dave Wassel, Volcom Pro Surfer, Hawaii Ambassador
- Jason Shibata, Volcom Team Manager, Hawaii Ambassador
- Tai Van Dyke, Volcom Pro Surfer, Hawaii Ambassador
We had a great discussion regarding community, activation, coastlines, sustainability, surfing, and next year’s Volcom Pipe Pro. Big thanks to all of them – what a privilege to moderate such a talk.