• Chadd Konig paddles the California coast to raise awareness about fracking

Chadd tells the story of his paddle along the California coastline. To challenge his own physical strength and endurance and to raise awareness about the issue of fracking.


The coastline between Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara is home to some of the most magical and raw landscapes, sea life and nature California has to offer. Santa Barbara-based surfer/environmentalist Chadd Konig traveled down the coast on a "prone/knee paddle board" for approximately 250 miles. Many regions of this coastline are only accessible by water and will be explored during this journey.

Intention: Paddle the Central California coast to explore, enjoy and document the beauty of its coastline. Chadd will be paddling to raise awareness and direct people's attention to petitions and legislation that will aim to stop "Fracking" in California.

Chadd has teamed up with the Environmental Defense Center of Santa Barbara to address this issue. Check out their webpage for more information on "Fracking."

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