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Cliff Kapono Is At The Top Of The Green List

Lab coats and board shorts.

elsewhere // Jan 28, 2021
Words by Jack Mutschler
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As you may recall from The Pick-Up, Cliff Kapono is not just a surfer. With a doctorate in Ocean Chemistry, he devotes his time to preserving Hawaii’s coral reefs. Sure enough, his passion and expertise have earned him the top spot on Conde Nast Traveller’s Green List. The list celebrates those who take action and look after the planet.

According to CN Traveller:

When not experimenting with sustainably made boards – the subject of his 2016 documentary Surf Wasted – or studying the health of Honoli’i’s coral reefs, he’s hitting the swell armed with swab tests for his Surfer Biome Project, a bacteria assessment of ocean users that casts a forensic eye on how we interact with marine ecosystems.

A professional surfer who is conscious of his community and ecosystem. Clearly, Cliff Kapono’s impact reaches beyond the realm of surf culture.

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