Petrolio in mare a S. Barbara, California


Gravissimo disastro ecologico: un oleodotto si guasta a S. Barbara, California versando circa 400 mila litri di petrolio direttamente  in mare.  A rischio gli spot famosi come Refugio, El Capitan, e  The Ranch.

As surfers, the last major oil spill to affect our beaches and breaks was 2010′s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which gushed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days. For scale, the estimated amount of oil leaked in 2010 was 210 millions gallons, so around 10,000 times more than Tuesday’s spill in Santa Barbara. Thankfully, this accident was nowhere near as disastrous. That said, any oil into our oceans is bad news.