Ric is prominently featured in ‘The Cove‘, the Award Winning Documentary by the Oceanic Preservation Society.
“You’re either an activist or an inactivist!”
- Ric O’Barry
In other words, as in most things in life, you are either a player/participant or a spectator on the sidelines! Most people we know, adults and kids, would rather PLAY! Ric was a trainer in the original ‘Flipper’ TV series (which some of us are old enough to remember) about a very smart and adorable dolphin who, in order to film the TV series, had to be held in captivity. Ric soon realized that ‘Flipper’ was miserable and depressed in captivity, and decided to do something about it. These days Ric spends much of his time working hard to help free these gentle, intelligent, social animals. The Oceanic Preservation Society is a wonderful organization that should inspire us all to cherish whales and dolphins rather than hunting them or enslaving them for people's amusement or greed.
Our goal is to inspire people to become activists, even if it just means participating in a weekend beach clean-up with your local SURFRIDER FOUNDATION chapter! But if you want to do more, by all means, go for it in the spirit of aloha! We want to give you ideas about how to do that and how to teach our kids to get involved.
We believe that our future rests in educating our kids to cherish our planet and our oceans and we will do everything we can to help to make it FUN for kids as well…! If you have upcoming events or ideas, please get in touch! Humu Surf is proud to support and to donate a portion of our profits to the Surfrider Foundation and the Oceanic Preservation Society.