Sacred 7 x Brad Gerlach
This is an opportunity to go on a surfing expedition with Brad Gerlach to aid in the preservation of the worlds oceans and rainforests.
SACRED 7 Rainforests + Oceans International, a non-profit organization that preserves and restores rainforests and oceans, is collaborating with Brad Gerlach to offer a unique eco-surf expedition to Southern Costa Rica this year, August 7-13, 2012.
This rare surf expedition, limited to 10 to 12 guests, is designed to raise awareness about the direct effect rainforests have on global warming and the health of our oceans. At the same time, surfers will benefit from Gerlach’s “pro-formance” surf coaching and physical conditioning on the beach of the world-class surf break Pavones, Costa Rica.
“Brad is a legend in the global surfing community,” said Renee Mullen, president of SACRED 7. “We are proud to have his support as a SACRED 7 guardian. He understands that rainforest protection and restoration will keep oceans healthy. We are very excited that he has agreed to share his love for the environment and legendary surfing style and techniques.”
“I became a SACRED 7 guardian to support the organization’s goals of protecting the rainforest and oceans,” Gerlach said. “Rainforests directly impact the world’s oceans and climate, so every human being is affected by the health of our rainforests and oceans. South swells often bring epic surf to Costa Rica, so there isn’t a better time or place to train and promote environmental wellness.”
The break at Pavones is capable of giving surfers some of longest rides in the world. The wave is a high performance left hand point break, and with the right swell, a single wave can be ridden for three quarters of a mile or more. Pavones is a dream destination for surfers of all skill levels.
“Brad’s teaching methods are inspiring and dynamic. Combine this with the majesty of Costa Rica’s Southern Zone rainforest and black sand beaches, this trip will be an experience never to be forgotten,” Mullen added.
The inaugural SACRED 7 Eco-Surf Expedition is much more than a surf trip. Participants will have the opportunity to hike deep into a pristine tropical rainforest and explore its incredible biodiversity. The group will also participate in restoring the rainforest by planting native hardwood trees that sequester carbon and combat global warming. Other activities include joining local Costa Rican children and their families for a beach clean-up near Pavones, and a visit to the port town of Golfito.
The eco-surf expedition is open to anyone who shares a passion for the environment and surfing. For more information or to reserve a spot on this once-in-a lifetime trip, contact SACRED 7’s Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Jim Mullen, at 760-271-7288 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.