每一件事也是由一個故事開始。 但是，沒有一隊充滿熱誠的團圓，把一些清談便話付諸實行。 便不會有值得講述並且傳播的故事。
為什麼突然間 Hillian 一個似乎從未對海洋做過多少事情，突然開始著手這個大型拯救海洋的行動。我不是一個經常做善事的人。我亦不是什麼富豪能夠在物質上給予什麼東西。我甚至家裡電視機也沒有，我想給父母一個異國旅遊也得做一個徹底的計算。我也不是一個時間慷慨的人。但是什麼驅使我需要作出一個場瘋狂的旅程去拯救海洋呢？它可能聽起來不是最吸引人的，但說真話是因為內疚而致。
所以這天終於來了。發起這個項目“ 風箏衝浪，清潔海洋” 可說是比起每週清潔海灘更黑工，更加刻苦。很多人會問，你用這些時間，金錢和精神設法把事情實行。 實際上能產生多大的影響？在建立這個項目的途中，我學懂了不是說要爭論那個解決方才是最有效方的。有時，只是在於選擇一種你可取的媒介，全心全意地去做。因為每一分力，也就是建立了我們這個地球的力量。
I've been around the ocean and waterways all my life & always wondered why as humans we treated it like a garbage can? I've always wanted to take a more proactive approach to address the "why?" of the situation, but just never had the time and commitment line up, until recently. As a windsurfer since 1983 and then kiteboarder since 2012, to enjoy the water as much as we do, it's time to give back and protect this precious resource, and I'm just honoured that Hill asked if I would be interested to join, and I'm pleased to be on board.
多年來我一直有意識到這一點，但從來沒有真正想過要做什麼事情，大多是向朋友抱怨一下，並指出誰造成這一切等等。或是覺得這是一個很大的問題，我無法解決這個問題 - 沒有真正思考怎樣能夠參與解決的方針。
然後有一位認識了很久的風箏衝浪同伴，Hillian Siu 找我一起幫忙計劃她利用風箏衝浪從香港到澳門的海洋環保運動，以提高我們對當地水域海洋塑料問題的認識。但Hillian 的想法比這更進一步，她想利用這個成功了的例子作為基礎，再計劃邀請其他風箏衝浪的同伴利用他們的超能力一同參與籌集資金的清潔海洋運動，一個可持續, 深遠且實際的計劃方案！
Having grown up in California competing at the highest levels of NCAA swimming and water polo, and then involved with windsurfing, I appreciated the outdoors and ocean in a way which became more apparent in when I moved to Asia. The main call to emotion was the difference in pollution which Asia had, mainly in terms of bad air, when I first moved to the region. Water quality was an issue in some places, but Asia has plenty of unspoiled beautiful locations where you could dive and escape the scenes of an overstretched planet.
I am attracted to this cause as I started kiting in Asia in 1998, with the famed 2-line kites, and continue to use the water in many ways, mainly with open water swimming, and large events we organize, and competitive outrigger canoe racing. This exposure, along with diving, was got me started in this space over 10 years ago, as I could not understand why there was not much of a global public discussion or awareness on the topic. We have since become a vocal, international creative leader on the topic, working with United Nations Environment, the World Bank and the Clinton Global Initiative to bring about entrepreneurial solutions, programs and awareness-raising activities which help to get people engaged, and be part of the opportunities for change. One of these such programs is our Global Alert app, in English and Spanish, which allows people to report trash hotspots anywhere in the world’s waterways or coastlines.
We also work to bring the sports community into the environmental discussion, as athletes are the ones who use land and waters for training and competing, and are often more aware of the pitfalls of our failure to protect. Sports and our Ocean Ambassadors, which include a few kiters, can help to bridge the gap with those who might not see the environmental changes happening under their noses, and who can inspire others to follow. Without sports, and the appreciation for the outdoors, I would not be doing what I am with Ocean Recovery Alliance. We like to support new good events when they come along that can capture the imagination and spirit of a new community, like kiting, and this event is one of them.
I’ve been enthralled with the beachy lifestyle from when I was a kid. Growing up I dreamed of living close to the ocean and after high school in Georgia, I headed out on an adventure to go to the University of Hawaii. Making some friends while studying, I enjoyed going to the beach and learning how to bodyboard and bodysurf. I also became a lifeguard eventually and taught swimming and water safety. My studies took me to Asia where traveled, lived, and worked for five years. I noticed that some places did not have the clean water Hawaii is known for and wondered how that might be changed for the better. After meeting Owen Jellison and at his suggestion, Hill and I discussed linking up with the For a Cleaner Ocean team to help make the world’s oceans cleaner together.