A paddle with a mission

Pro surfer Chadd Konig to paddle 250 miles to raise awareness about hydraulic fracturing

Updated: August 14, 2012, 7:45 PM ET
By Keith Hamm | ESPN.com

A pro surfer from Santa Barbara, Calif., is adding another long-distance ocean voyage to his growing resume of environmental activism by paddling 250 miles through cold, sharky waters between Santa Cruz and Point Conception.

Aiming to throw a spotlight on an oil-drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," Chadd Konig shoved off on August 1 from Santa Cruz Harbor through the dense fog across Monterey Bay. Since then, the weather has been favorable.

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