Today we’re talking with Chad Nelsen, CEO of the Surfrider Foundation. Raised by the beach in southern California, Chad was a lifeguard and student of coastal science before connecting with Surfrider, the grassroots organization committed to protecting the world’s ocean, waves and beaches. With more than 50,000 members including surfers and other ocean lovers and campaigns ranging from protecting surf breaks to fighting plastic pollution, climate disruption and working for diversity and equity in the sport, Chad has faith that bottom-up change can still turn the tide.
Rising Tide, the Ocean Podcast is co-hosted by Blue Frontier’s David Helvarg and the Inland Ocean Coalition’s Vicki Nichols-Goldstein. This podcast aims to give you information, inspiration and motivation (along with a few laughs) to help understand our ocean world and make it better. The ocean is rising, and so are we!