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Featured Author: Udo Wahn M.D.

Udo WahnVentana features authors who represent our values and write captivating books that incorporate the ocean or surfing in a meaningful way.

We are proud to feature Del Mar, California children's book author, Udo Wahn M.D.

Cabo and Coral booksAs a Core Surfrider Foundation volunteer activist, Udo has been dedicated to teaching kids about the environmental issues facing our planet. Children readers of his books learn about ways to keep the beaches clean, protecting our ocean reefs and reducing single use plastics.

For the Sake of Hugh Manatee has vivid illustrations by Ron Croci and an attention getting story line that will compel you and your family to take action for clean water. Our world depends on it!

A  portion of the proceeds from the sales of these books goes to supporting Surfrider Foundation. is a supporter of The Helen Woodward Animal Center, Reef Check Foundation, Heal the Bay and The Maddie James Seaside Learning Center at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, CA.

Cabo and Coral Reef Explorers teaches kids about our ocean reefs and the important role that they play in the balance of our planet. This book features art by Wyland Ocean Art Society member, Jennifer Belote.

About Udo

Udo lives in Del Mar, California where one can usually find him surfing the local breaks like 8th St., 11th Street or 15th St. Udo often drives deep into remote Baja, Mexico where the desert meets the surf, for surf trips with his best pals. He has surfed the beaches of Australia, Costa Rica, southwestern France, Mexico, and Hawaii.

When he is not surfing, he is an obstetrician/gynecologist, or as his son says, "He catches babies." He is married to Aleida, and they have a young son, Paolo Cabo.

About the Artists

Jennifer Belote: Cabo and Coral Reef Explorers and Cabo and Coral Dog Days of Summer
Ron Croci: For the Sake of Hugh Manatee

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