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Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Surfers make daring mission to protest dolphin killings

Dave Rastovich and Hayden Panettiere Make Daring Mission Back to Japanese Dolphin Killing Cove

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 30 October, 2007 : - - Tokyo - Less than 24 hours after professional surfer Dave Rastovich led an international group of over 30 surfers, celebrities, and musicians on a peaceful paddle-out ceremony to honor the more than 25,000 dolphins killed each year in Japan, fishermen in the tiny village of Taiji resumed the slaughter that had been delayed by the increased worldwide media attention.

In response, the surfers decided in solidarity to make a pre-dawn return to the killing cove to recreate the ceremony, albeit with fewer people to evade detection. Rastovich and the others paddled within a stone's throw of a pod of captive pilot whales and their calves that had been herded into the cove for early morning slaughter.

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Monday, 29 October 2007

Biodiesel surf vehicle

Here at Extremehorizon we try and do our bit for the environment....we're not all out mung bean eating, tree hugging, teepee dwellers but we attempt to have a social conscience and every little helps. Along with our Climate Neutral policy (we're one of the UKs first Climate Neutral surf shops) of planting 500 trees annually to offset our carbon footprint, we're now experimenting with biodiesel for our company car/surf wagon/kids taxi.
As surfers we tend to want to be green and environmentally conscious but the irony is we travel more than most especially in our cars so we're pretty heavy pollutors...but we can make things better. After doing a bit of research it turns out that its pretty simple to run a Diesel vehicle on biodiesel. (Quick disclaimer here, this is only opinion based on what we've tried and read, so dont take our word for it and sue if something goes wrong, like chucking veg oil in a petrol car!)
Theres 2 basic options: one is to install a conversion in the car to pre-heat the oil so the car can run on 100% veggie oil. Theres loads of conversions out there but can be costly. Secondly just add normal vegetable oil into the car to mix with the diesel! Sounds simple and it is. We ran the car out of fuel and added 30 litres of diesel and then 3 litres of veggie the car, let the whole lot mix and you're off with a 10% biodiesel fuel.
Next step was to go up to a 25% mix...the car is starting to smell a bit like a chip shop (cool) but other than that theres no other effects.

The details:
1. In the UK its now legal to run a car on veg oil. The allowance is 2500 litres annually without paying any tax!
2. You can run on a diesel veg oil of up to 50/50 mix but not recommended during colder weather. 30% mix and it should be OK
3. Only try this on older diesel cars 90's and older. Injectors on newer cars wont like it and you'll probably invalidate the car warranty
4. You will create less sulphur emissions and be much "greener". Its a sustainable energy source
5. The engine should run smoother
6. Its cheaper to run the car
7. Vegetable oil is best (rape seed oil) as its thinner
8. Veg oil can be bought direct from supermarkets but recycled oil from chippies and kebab shops can also used...but it has to be filtered and processed to make it clean/useable again - so take advice on this

If in doubt ask experts on what to do and do lots of research. But we've tried it and its working....happy driving and surfing!

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Saturday, 27 October 2007

Chasing the biggest wave

Southern Hemisphere Already Producing Epic Rides in Chile, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Lincs surf report

Sat 20th. Sandilands, Lincs UK. This morning saw the last day of a 3 day Northerly groundswell. The swell was 1-3ft with light offshores and glassy at mid morning. I surfed it mid-high tide but the wave was short and dumpy however the sun was shining and life is good :)

Friday, 19 October 2007

Uk Lincs surf report- 17th sept

Surfed a lesser know spot today a bit further south, which picks up the swell in a slightly better direction to allow longer peeling lefts on a north swell. Yesterdays swell was 2-3ft with bigger sets but moderate crosshores chopping it up. Water temp is definately dropping...the boots were worn for the first time this autumn. Only 4 of us out :)
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