Illustration Nation ~ Art We Love

We are loving these cute and colourful illustrations by Japanese artist Mozneko.

Mozneko hails from Sapporo-shi, in Japan. His brightly coloured work will bring back your innocence and make you smile. (We promise)

Check out more of Mozneko’s beautiful art on his Tumblr!

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Passionate About the Ocean?

National Geographic has created an education program to raise awareness about the ocean and it invites surfers and surf schools to get involved.

Working at National Geographic has always been my dream job. The stories that National Geographic tells are about the earth, history and the ocean. These stories might not make the evening news but they are fascinating, important and impact each and every one of us.

Photograph by Brian Skerry, National Geographic

The National Geographic Ocean Education Program aims to engage and collaborate with the marine recreation community (us) with the goal of raising public awareness about ocean conservation and inspiring people to help protect the vital natural resources that the ocean provides.

Photograph by Sebastian Meckelmann

The Ocean Initiative is a great way to get involved. If you are interested in running a program perhaps with a school group or at your local surf club, there is a whole Tool Kit available on the site including some great planning material.

Kelia Moniz – Female Surfspiration

Who are we following this week? Kelia Moniz is an 18 year old pro surfer from Hawaii. She’s a talented longboarder and shortboarder who makes surfing look fun. She looks like a surfing ballerina.

She’s been competing in world long boarding competitions since she was 14 but that’s not the only reason why we like her. She’s an incredible surfer who wants to be a “positive influence in women’s surfing.” You can check her out on Twitter or you can keep an eye on her Istagram for pretty surf pics.