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Waves of Compassion

An Interview with Ben Ricciardi, VP of surfing nonprofit Future 6 Interview by Jeremy Lux, article written by Eric Gasa The first thing one notices about Future 6 Helping Hands Vice President, Ben Ricciardi is his sense of love and compassion. It’s engrained in his...

By Land, Air, and Sea

An Interview with surfer, globetrotter, and graphic designer Emily Rathmanner Interview by Jeremy Lux, article written by Eric Gasa Post-college, some may experience the existential malaise of a quarter life crisis. This often involves something on the lines of feeling trapped behind your desk job,...

It all starts with a vision

Though I’ve never met Donny Ottofaro in my life, his story is one that fills the room with a sense of compassion; even if he’s just a voice on the other end of a phone conversation. Ottofaro is the Vice President of Florida nonprofit, Future...

10 Reasons to give back to WAVES

 Our beloved planet is 71% water. 1.36 billion cubic kilometers of it is ocean, but of the small percentage of water that strikes land on coastlines, these currents not only make waves, but create a beautiful, human connection back on land. Surfing is one part...

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