John Kelly award winners are named
Randy Rarick, James Pribram,
and Bob and Kelly King
were honored with the Surfrider Foundation of Oahu's Fifth Annual John Kelly Environmental Achievement Awards.
The awards, named after environmental activist John Kelly, recognize people and organizations that have made contributions toward protecting or enhancing Oahu's coastal environment.
Rarick was given the Lifetime Achievement Award. As a pro surfer, he surfed and taught surfing around the world. As head of the Triple Crown surf contests on the North Shore for 25 years, Rarick has helped surfing evolve as a professional sport and encouraged professional surfers to be environmentally active.
California's Pribram, a professional surfer, writer, television commentator, owner and operator of the Aloha School of Surfing, was given the Professional Surfer Award. He is co-founder of They Will Surf Again, an organization that helps people with ocean-related spinal injuries, and a spokesman for Project Wipeout Ocean, Brandy's Friends Drug Awareness Foundation and the Surfrider Foundation.
Bob and Kelly King received the Most Environmentally Friendly Hawaii-based Company Award. Their Pacific Biodiesel company pioneered making biodiesel from used cooking oil and now has biodiesel refinery operations or partnerships in Japan, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Texas.
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