Beachwear On Board for Summer

Beach Fashion 2015 – Ready for Action!

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Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel

Today’s beachwear focuses on both fashion and function. From boardshorts and bikinis to tanks and Ts, you can find the new looks for summer at Quiksilver, Vans and Volcom.

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These popular action sportswear brands – and Surfrider Foundation sponsors – are ahead of the trends and lead the way in eco-friendly materials and manufacturing. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel have seen the creative energy at these companies and their commitment to “reduce, reuse, and recycle.”

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What’s more, they all have innovative new beachwear fashions on board for Summer 2015.

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Quiksilver has been making waves since it started in 1970.

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From revolutionizing the men’s beachwear market with its first line of two-snap/Velcro-close boardshorts

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To its fashion-forward women’s Roxy line – that’s as stylish in the water as it is on the beach.

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Quiksilver is always looking for ways to provide people with a connection to the outdoors…and an authentic experience.

 

 

 Vans sportswear lives up to its “Off the Wall” slogan.

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And, it hasn’t forgotten its checkered roots.

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Volcom generates a wide following of loyal enthusiasts

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while still staying true to its origins and irreverent “Youth Against Establishment” motto.

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And, if you want to look good and protect the environment at the same time, be sure to get a Surfrider T-shirt or sweatshirt at a beach cleanup or online.

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Add sunscreen and a hat and you’re ready for summer!

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A Summer Salute to Teachers

Maxine Tanney – Teacher Extraordinare

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 Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel

At this time of year children everywhere – from the rugged coast of Maine to sunny Huntington Beach – can’t wait to race out the school house door and jump into their favorite swimming holes or paddle out to catch the first wave of summer.

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SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel think now is the perfect time to salute their teachers for the countless hours spent helping each child to learn and achieve.

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Maxine Tanney represents all that is good in the teaching profession.

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She is the teacher children will remember. The one who spent her own money on classroom supplies, got to school early to put up colorful bulletin boards and displays, and took inner city kids to see the beach for the first time.

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A self-described “New York gal from Brooklyn,” Tanney spent over 40 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District in the heart of LA, most recently teaching third grade at the Fifty-Ninth Street Elementary School.

59stA teacher with big dreams for her students, Tanney always told them they could be anything as long as they studied and worked hard. No matter what kind of home they came from or how rough the neighborhood, they could do it. And she would be there to help them succeed and to applaud their accomplishments.

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Tanney took children to see movies and plays, on trips to the museum, and to explore the tide pools. And she brought the outside world into the classroom with photographs and stories of her own travels.

An explorer and adventurer, Tanney has gone to every corner of the world.

Viewing the Northern Lights from the Arctic Circle.

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Walking on the Great Wall of China.

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Backpacking on Hawaii’s Big Island.

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Climbing up to Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains

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Watching the giant turtles in the Galapagos Islands…

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and the penguins in Antarctica.

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With more stamped pages in her passport than Waldo in Where’s Waldo? Tanney loves to see different countries and meet new people.

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old town MexTo better understand and communicate with her Hispanic students, Tanney spent one summer in a tiny Central Mexican town living with a family and practicing her Spanish. With no frills or fanfare, she got off a bus in the town and found the address of the home where she was staying posted on the wall of the station…then walked alone to find the house where she shared a room, helped with the household chores, and became part of the family.

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Quick to smile and even quicker to lend a hand when needed, Tanney is the kind of teacher and friend everyone would like to have.

Now retired from teaching, Tanney told SurfWriter Girls this is what she would say to anyone thinking about becoming a teacher:

 

“I would tell them for the rest of their lives they will be proud to say they were a teacher. There will be kids who drive you crazy and you usually love them the most of all.

I would tell them their students will get under their skin and they will want to do everything they can for them. They will make you pump your arms with each success and make you go home so frustrated at times.

Rear view of a female lecturer standing in front of a classroomIf you are waiting for pats on the back and a thank you, you won’t always receive them. But, every so often, a special note will be written or a kid will stop by years later just to see you.

That will make your day and let you know that you did make a difference.”

elementaryAnd, yes, Maxine Tanney – and all the teachers who care – has made a big difference.

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So, now that summer’s almost here, let’s put on the sunscreen, race out the school house door to new adventures…and give a heart-felt salute to the teachers.

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