Transparentsea, California, Info, Song download and Video
By JJ | 12 October 2011
Rasta and his rig on the high seas.
A group of environmental activists led by Australian professional free-surfer Dave Rastovich (31, Byron Bay, NSW) set to sea north of Santa Barbara yesterday on a one-month voyage to the USA-Mexico boarder. Called “TransparentSea” the environmental initiative aims to highlight local coastal issues and the plight of marine mammals.
During the 260-mile (418-kilometer) odyssey the group will be joined by like-minded individuals and a rotating roster of special guests as they kayak and surf their way south, making more than 20 stops to engage communities and draw awareness to key issues.
Among those on the first leg from Gaviota Pier to El Capitan (in Santa Barbara County) were Australian actress Isabel Lucas and her singer-songwriter boyfriend Angus Stone.
Muso Angus soaks up the afternoon rays with his girlfriend.
Before the 18ft twin-seat Hobie kayaks were placed in the water for their maiden voyage, a beach-clean was undertaken in conjunction with the local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Chairman, Sandy Lejeune, was on hand to represent the Foundation in the region he is fighting to protect from development – the Gaviota Coast is home to the last remaining 20-mile stretch of undeveloped rural coastline in Southern California.
Also in conjunction with TransparentSea mission comes the musical incarnation of Australian musical group "Band of Frequencies" who are also participating in the month-long voyage. Joining the campaign in its early stages along with "Band of Frequencies" is musician Angus Stone of Australian duo Angus and Julia Stone.
The fleet on day one of their California to Mexico journey.
If you’re interested in following this epic journey or simply want more information then visit their website HERE
And to download the song “These 20 Miles” featuring the unique vocals of Angus click HERE