Kevin Kassel's life revolves around water.
The 17-year-old environmentalist is captain of the surf team at Corona del Mar High School and founder of a club intent on providing drinking water for people without access to it.
Kevin started the H2O Club this school year with the goal of raising $10,000 that will help send 200 water filters across the globe. But the club has been more than two years in the making.
When he was 15, Kevin learned about Hurley's H2O program during a tour of its corporate headquarters in Costa Mesa.
Since 2008, the surf wear company has partnered with professional surfers and clean-water organizations like Waves for Water to distribute portable water filters.
"You can literally scoop water out of the Amazon River, and within five seconds, you can drink it," Kevin said.
Through the H2O program, volunteer couriers deliver the filters to people in designated areas in need of clean water.