In an effort to raise funds for the Gulf Coast cleanup and awareness about the dangers of offshore oil drilling, O'Neill and Surfrider Foundation have teamed up to create a limited edition T-shirt. Proceeds from sales of O’Neill’s “Oil and Water Don’t Mix” T-shirt on and will support the Surfrider Foundation’s “Not The Answer” offshore drilling campaign, which includes monitoring and response efforts in the Gulf, as well as Surfrider's ongoing efforts to reinstate a federal moratorium on new offshore drilling.

"Protecting America's oceans and coastal communities is vital, and this initiative with Surfrider Foundation is our first step against more offshore drilling," said O'Neill CEO Toby Bost. "We are proud to be supporting Surfrider's efforts in this way and will do our part to help a great coastal region of the country.  The 'Oil and Water Don't Mix' tee is just one way that O'Neill will help create awareness for coastal projects this summer, and we hope others will join us in the fight to take back our beaches."

Recently, in June, a number of activists, surfers, musicians and celebrities including Rosario Dawson, Amy Smart, Jason Mraz and Laird Hamilton attended "Hands Across the Sand" events in Santa Monica and Oceanside, California to protest proposed offshore drilling projects.