Ben Freeston

Ben Freeston


Your daily surf forecast involves one of the greatest stories of human collaboration and communication in history. Hours after George Bush declared Iran part of an ‘Axis of Evil’ their local meteorologists were releasing weather balloons and sharing the resulting data, as always, with their US counterparts. Without this global effort we’d have no weather forecasts and, by extension, no surf forecasts. Is the surf community capable of the same level of cooperation? and if not, why not?

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In his own words, Ben is a 39 year old surfer still gripped by a lifelong ocean love affair. He founded Magicseaweed 15 years ago to give himself the tools he needed to chase swells and score waves and it has gone beyond anything he expected becoming a website used by 2 million surfers every month.

Ben Freeston Surfing UK

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