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Born to a Japanese father and a Danish mother, David found his way to surfing at the age of 16. Grooming his style in the waves of Kamakura, he was soon traveling around the globe to compete on the ASP World Longboard Tour. A well-known activist in the Japanese surf community, he now speaks out on issues ranging from nuclear power to coastal construction and ocean pollution. He’s surfing full-time these days, and says he’s happiest when riding “anything from knee-high to double overhead.”
For our 50th year, we’re looking forward, not back, to life on Earth. Together, we can prioritise purpose over profit and protect this wondrous planet, our only home.