Have a board and want to be part of something amazing?! Come out and join us this Saturday. We will be hooking up with Justin Riney on day 82 of his journey.
Go check out http://www.motherocean.org/xf500.html for more information on this awesome adventure in exploration. Here is a brief summary from their website...
Mother Ocean has launched a year long project in 2013 called Expedition Florida 500 (XF500) with numerous partners including Quiksilver, Tahoe SUP, Viva Florida 500, and more. XF500 is a modern-day exploration of Florida’s coastline, waterways, and aquatic ecosystem as seen through the eyes of the waterman. 2013 is Florida’s 500th anniversary since Ponce de Leon landed on Florida's coastline back in 1513; in celebration of this momentous occasion, the organizations will unite to embark on a yearlong journey combining the best of exploration, adventure, stewardship, science, and sport into a package that will include the full gamut of the waterman’s lifestyle.
Mother Ocean's Justin Riney will be leading the movement for the entire 365 days; he will be joined by an all-star cast from partnering organizations, spending the first half of the year exploring the coastline: chasing hurricane swell in the Atlantic, freediving Spanish shipwrecks, sailing in the Gulf of Mexico, standup paddling the state’s coastline, spearfishing in the Dry Tortugas, and stopping into local beachside communities and hosting cleanups.
Team XF500 will then turn inland, spending the second half of the journey along the rivers, lakes, estuaries, and marshland – the intricate network that makes up the Florida freshwater ecosystem. They’ll camp and airboat through the Everglades, canoe the natural springs, film amazing Florida wildlife and scenery, kayak and standup paddle the rivers and waterways, and leave the land in better and cleaner condition than when they arrived. Camping and living off the land will be the norm.