By Melissae Fellet | KUSP News
The ocean is calm on the Sunday in April when surfers and activists gather on Pleasure Point to test the water for radiation.One places a plastic case and a 5-gallon jar on the end of his surfboard, paddles out beyond those waiting to catch a wave, and fills the jar with water.
“We’d like to do three to four samples a year,” says Robin Brune, a resident of Felton. “This is just the first one.”
Brune says her heart grew heavy when she learned about the radiation coming from Japan. “Santa Cruz is so much about surfing and [I wondered] what would it be like, what would our lifestyle, what would our city be like if it was not safe to surf,” she says.