Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Free Wheelin' - Adventures in Vegan Living: Surf's Up!

Hello all! We at Wheeler's know that while veganism as a lifestyle is affirming and positive, vegans tend to get pigeonholed as people who are either too uptight, or difficult, or (the most inaccurate of all) don't like to have fun. Or can't have fun. Or would, but won't because we like to deprive ourselves.

So, in order to correct these very wrong notions, and to add some variety to this blog, we're going to post about some of the very vegan adventures that Wheeler has. He's into surfing, among other things, and attended the Coldwater Classic in Santa Cruz, CA.

Now, even though the event wasn't specifically veg*n, a lot of the people Wheeler talked to were vegan or at least vegetarian.

Then he hit the beach.

Good times were had by all. If you'd like to read more about any of the adventures and activities we write about, make sure to check out the end of each post: we'll make sure to link to some recommended book and stuff on amazon. Like so:

THe Surfer Spirit by Cynthia Derosier (Author), Tim Anderson (Author), John Bilderback (Photographer)
Surfer's Start-up: A Beginners Guide to Surfing by Block Surf
Surfing and the Meaning of Life by Ben Marcus
Stoked! A History of Surf Culture and The Way of the Surfer: Living It 1935 to Tomorrow both by Drew Kampion
History of Surfing by Nat Young
The Encyclopedia of Surfing by Matt Warshaw
Pipe Dreams: A Surfer's Journey by Kelly Slater
Surfer's Code by Shaun Tomson and Patrick Moser

Also there's Green Wave Eco-Surf Company and NVS Surf, two really cool and completely environment conscious companies that make and sell all manner of surf accessories and eco-friendly boards.

Keep an eye out also for the guys over at A Black Surfer's Story, a documentary about black surfers. True fact: 2 out of 3 of creative forces behind this docu are vegans.


Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I would have come out for this, if I knew there would be Wheeler's ice cream involved! hehe.