The Fact That Changed Everything: Jim Moriarty and Surfrider Foundation

"If you go to any beach on the globe, there are plastics on it," says the CEO of Surfrider Foundation. He's on a mission to clean our coasts.

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When Jim Moriarty began surfing around 1995, he noticed a big difference between riding waves and skateboarding. “When you skateboard, you choose the piece of concrete you want to be on, but when you surf, you don’t choose the condition or the health of the water—you’re immersed in it,” Moriarty says.

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