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Surf leash or a noose?

September 10, 2012

Surf leash or a noose?

Topics: Coastal development Waves Coastal armoring Campaigns Activism Surfing

Valuing (and saving) the waves we love so much.

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How can we get 10x the number of people to connect with our upcoming Summits?

September 05, 2012

How can we get 10x the number of people to connect with our upcoming Summits?

Topics: Strategy Chapters Activism Communications Modern Activism

We're about to host two conferences that will attract 250 people, let's make that 2,500 people.

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Jersey Shore chapter turns twenty years old

September 03, 2012

Jersey Shore chapter turns twenty years old

Topics: Beach access Victories Coastal development Kids Chapters Beaches Joy Campaigns Activism Surfing

A couple decades and a whole lotta beaches preserved, listen in...

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Latinos ask us to ban the bag

August 30, 2012

Latinos ask us to ban the bag

Topics: Policy Water Beaches Economics Activism Plastics

Great, straightforward video from the Latino Community.

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They can’t protect themselves

August 30, 2012

They can’t protect themselves

Topics: Kids Water Stories Fish Art Communications Modern Activism Water Quality

What if animals had to wear... armor?

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August 24 2012

A call to President Barack Obama & Governor Mitt Romney to protect the ocean

Policy Activism

60 ocean leaders call for the next president to recognize the economic and environmental benefits of protecting America's coasts and oceans.

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Will California lead or follow regarding single-use plastics?

August 14, 2012

Will California lead or follow regarding single-use plastics?

Topics: Kids Campaigns Activism Plastics Water Quality

Now is the time for you to make your voice heard. Engage with us to stop plastic pollution in California.

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50th single-use plastics victory

August 06, 2012

50th single-use plastics victory

Topics: Chapters Campaigns Activism Plastics

The Surfrider network has logged 50 wins seeking to stem the plastic pollution tide.

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Water… are our actions part of the solution or part of the problem?

August 02, 2012

Water… are our actions part of the solution or part of the problem?

Topics: Water Campaigns Plastics

We can either be part of the solution regarding water... or part of the problem.

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Video update on Chicago’s “Surfing is not a crime” campaign

July 30, 2012

Video update on Chicago’s “Surfing is not a crime” campaign

Topics: Beach access Victories Chapters Beaches Waves Stories Campaigns Activism Surfing

Mitch McNeil and Rex Flodstrom bring us up to speed on what's going on with Surfrider Chicago.

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A better board: Glassing with a Bio-Based Epoxy Resin

July 19, 2012

A better board: Glassing with a Bio-Based Epoxy Resin

Topics: Joy Waves Culture Shifting Oil Pollution Water Quality Surfing

Want to have a smaller impact with your surfboard, get your board glassed by someone who uses Bio-Based Epoxy Resin.

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Would you care more if I was a panda?

July 12, 2012

Would you care more if I was a panda?

Topics: Ads Strategy Campaigns Fish Activism Modern Activism Water Quality

What does it take for us to care? Sometimes it takes a cute animal.

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What does it mean to protect a wave?

July 09, 2012

What does it mean to protect a wave?

Topics: Policy Victories Events Chapters Beaches Waves Coastal armoring Campaigns Activism Surfing

Protecting something, anything, over the long term is not easy. Protecting a wave takes a few things, including locals willing to fight to preserve it.

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A better surfboard; the best shaper you can find

July 05, 2012

A better surfboard; the best shaper you can find

Topics: Joy Waves Culture Shifting Surfing

The second post in a series on "a better surfboard." In this post I talk about the shaper.

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Oceans of garbage (info graphic)

July 03, 2012

Oceans of garbage (info graphic)

Topics: Fish Communications Plastics

A picture is worth a 1,000 words this graphic is worth much, much more.

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Surfrider in three minutes

June 29, 2012

Surfrider in three minutes

Topics: Communications

Thanks to MediaTemple for being the partner they are to Surfrider Foundation.

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How much are our coasts worth? No really… how much?

June 28, 2012

How much are our coasts worth? No really… how much?

Topics: Coastal development Strategy Beaches Economics Culture Shifting Surfing

Many of us don't even think about this question... and yet we pay the price every single day. We pay it because it's worth it.

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... Because WE love our beaches

June 21, 2012

... Because WE love our beaches

Topics: Events Joy Stories Surfing

We love our beaches... and so we come together and protect them.

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June 17 2012

Take this Wednesday off and go surfing

Surfing

Once a year is International Surfing Day. Go ahead, take the day off.

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A better surfboard; a better surfboard blank

June 14, 2012

A better surfboard; a better surfboard blank

Topics: Joy Waves Culture Shifting Surfing

Part 1 in a blog series looking at alternatives to a better surfboard. With this post we look at the blank.

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