Cliff Kapono is a surfer, biochemist and researcher from the University of California San Diego and the Big Island of Hawaii who is earning his doctorate at the University of California San Diego and who runs the Surfer Biome Project. He is also supporting Parley for the Oceans.
Surfer Biome Project
The Surfer Biome Project is an ongoing scientific exploration to discover how humans are connected to the natural world. Since fall 2016, he has traveled the world including England, Ireland, Morocco, California, South America, South Pacific, Asia and Hawaii to examine the molecular composition of surfers. Gaining international recognition, this project looks at the chemicals and bacteria found on surfers and hopes to address issues around environmental conservation, food security and public health.