Month: August 2012

Paddling from Trestles to Tijuana

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One of the most important tools for evaluating the state of our coast, is to carry out a transect from top to bottom. Two San Diego County coastal advocates and surfers, Shannon Switzer and Kristian Anders Gustavson, recently organized and led a seven day padding expedition from Trestles to Tijuana to get a better sense of the challenges we face in protecting our greatest natural resource. Shannon, 28, is a National Geographic Young Explorer and 2012 Freshwater Hero. Kristian, 27, is the Director of Research & Explorations for Below the Surface, was named one of Outside Magazine's Chief Inspiration Officers for 2012 and 'Hero of the Heartland' from the American Red Cross. I caught up with them last week as they finished their paddle in Imperial Beach just north of t...