This Thanksgiving, Ocean Minded is thankful for all of our loyal customers, brand ambassadors and ocean-loving fans. Whether you’ve ‘liked’ us on facebook, volunteered at one of our beach clean-ups, have been rocking our sandals since it all began in 1996, or just bought your first pair yesterday… everyone’s continued support over the past 17 years has helped us keep our beaches clean and grow into the brand we are today. What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving?
“I am thankful I was born and live in a place in this world where we have the choices and freedom to do and be what we want, and I am thankful to have such great friends and family who I get to share these amazing experiences and freedoms with.” – Rusty Long
“I am most thankful for the those who are closest to me in my life; the people who give me love, accept my friendship and love in return without judgement, and encourage me to be the best version of myself.” – Candice Appleby
“I’m very thankful for the support from sponsors, friends and family which has allowed me to pursue my dreams, challenging myself to be the best I can in Mother Nature’s arena, and in turn, understanding the importance of ‘living,’ ‘protecting’ and ‘respecting’ our oceans, mountains and everything in between. I am thankful that I am able to help spread this phrase and share my knowledge as an ambassador with others. I am thankful and honored for the time I am able to spend with my heroes who are fighting cancer and those who are going through challenges in life that inspire me to make a difference and continue giving back.” – Chuck Patterson
“I am most thankful for my health. Sometimes in our society we can get caught up trying to achieve something bigger or push ourselves harder, but I feel extremely lucky to just be alive and healthy. My health allows me to spend many hours in the ocean and enjoy the natural beauty of the world, even if it’s something as simple as meditating on my paddleboard and enjoying the sunshine.” – Gillian Gibree
“I’m thankful for Hawaii and it’s clear warm water. I am always thankful for my family, friends and wife, Natalie. I am also thankful for my dog Penny who we found last winter in a dirt parking lot after a evening session; that 4 lb Miniature Pincher-Chihuahua turned out to be pretty cool.” – Daniel Jones
“Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to evaluate the amazing things that you have had since the year before. Of course, thankfulness reaches far beyond one day per year. I am thankful for many things, but the most for my friends, family and for my connection to nature and the ocean.” – Lulu Erkeneff
“I am thankful for the ocean everyday because it gives me clarity, strength, joy and happiness. I am grateful that every time I surf, I am able to use the ocean for my passion of surfing. I am also thankful for my health and the strength of my body that allows me to do such enjoyable things such as surfing, hiking, yoga and stand up paddle boarding.” – Sierra Partridge
“I am most thankful for my family and my good health. It is very easy to get caught up in the stresses of work and everyday life, and forget about the important things in life.” – Hailey Partridge
“Most Thankful in my Life? That’s a toughy…my list runs long and deep! First and foremost, it would be the blessing of good health, followed by great friends and family. Both should never be taken for granted and should be maintained daily! I also need to make a huge shout-out for my sponsors & partnerships like Ocean Minded, whose support has helped me to enjoy and make the most of everything!” – Thomas Maximus
“I’m most thankful that I am able to live my life in and around the ocean.” – Anthony Vela
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Ocean Minded friends and family. We are thankful for you!