Did you know that for every surf lesson purchased through Wavehuggers, we donate the price of 1 pound of fish to the Marine Mammal Care Center?


Keeping Marine Life HealthyHere at Wavehuggers, we are passionate about ocean conservation! The ocean is our playground, but it’s our marine life’s home. For years to come, we want the marine life to thrive (and us to surf 😆) in our beautiful oceans!


We join this fight to protect our oceans by minimizing our carbon footprints, supporting Earth-friendly brands, reducing our use of one-time use plastic, hosting beach clean-ups, and also (our favorite!) helping local marine life stay healthy. 


supporting sealsThe main way we support local marine life is through our donations to the Marine Mammal Care Center (MMCC). This non-profit organization promotes ocean conservation through marine mammal rehabilitation, education, and research. Our friends at MMCC pick up animals that strand on Los Angeles beaches and care for them at the MMCC hospital until the animals are healthy enough to be released back into the wild. The Marine Mammal Care Center works most commonly with seals and sea lions, such as the Pacific Harbor Seal and the California Sea Lion. Stranded animals are typically malnourished, injured or sick. MMCC provides food, medicine, life-saving surgeries, and other rehabilitation practices to help the marine life heal as quickly as possible. 


Since 1992, the Marine Mammal Care Center has helped over 8,000 animals! It is additionally the only care center that is open 24/7, 365 days a year in Los Angeles. They are dedicated to educating the public on all that they do and the reasons why ocean conservation is so vital! 


We are so excited about the impact that the Marine Mammal Care Center is having in our local oceans that we donate the price of 1 pound of fish for every surf lesson that we schedule. We encourage you to think about the ways that you are protecting (or harming! 😬) your local marine life and beaches. What habits do you have that have a positive impact on ocean conservation? What are areas of your life that you can make changes or incorporate new habits to prevent ocean pollution? 


If you’re unsure about the answers to these questions, education is a great place to start. We can’t fix anything if we don’t understand the problem!


Trash in the ocean does not keep marine life healthy!Here are some next steps to learn more: