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Capturing the essence of water in 3 seconds

March 23, 2012

Capturing the essence of water in 3 seconds

Topics: Water Joy Communications Modern Activism Water Quality Surfing

How do you capture something as valuable as water in 3 seconds? Find out right here.

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This World Water Day, get involved to keep our waters blue

March 22, 2012

This World Water Day, get involved to keep our waters blue

Topics: Water Blue Water Task Force Water Quality

This World Water Day take a moment to think about how important clean water is.

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Kelly Slater talks about Surfrider Japan’s work

March 20, 2012

Kelly Slater talks about Surfrider Japan’s work

Topics: Water Coastal armoring Campaigns Water Quality Surfing

Kelly Slater weighs in on Surfrider Japan's new focus on water quality testing.

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Interview with Maurice Cole on Save Bells Beach

March 17, 2012

Interview with Maurice Cole on Save Bells Beach

Topics: Beach access Coastal development Beaches Waves Campaigns Surfing

Maurice and I connected to get the update on what the issues are at Bell Beach.

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Doctor Chad Nelsen

March 16, 2012

Doctor Chad Nelsen

Topics: Economics Activism

Dr. Chad Nelsen embodies protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches.

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IM interview with activist Rob Nixon

March 09, 2012

IM interview with activist Rob Nixon

Topics: Beach access Coastal development Chapters Stories Activism

I've wanted to hear Rob's story for a while but he's thousands of miles away. So... I interviewed him on Skype via instant message.

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Investing 16 years into a campaign

March 08, 2012

Investing 16 years into a campaign

Topics: Victories Coastal development Coastal armoring Stories Campaigns Activism

Jim Jaffe encapsulates the idea of "constant pressure, endlessly applied." He and a few others in this category deserve massive credit for their ongoing, multi-decade investment in single campaigns with large precedent setting value.

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California Coastal Commission votes in favor of recomendation regarding Solana Beach seawalls

March 07, 2012

California Coastal Commission votes in favor of recomendation regarding Solana Beach seawalls

Topics: Beach access Victories Coastal development Chapters Coastal armoring

The California Coastal Commission voted today to give beaches back to the public.

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Welcome to Solana Beach (or should we say Solana Walls?)... hearing tomorrow answers that question

March 06, 2012

Welcome to Solana Beach (or should we say Solana Walls?)... hearing tomorrow answers that question

Topics: Coastal development Chapters Beaches Coastal armoring

Tomorrow there is a hearing regarding Solana Beach's ongoing love affair with sea walls. Come down to San Diego for it.

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Stiv Wilson >>> Surfrider activist profile

March 05, 2012

Stiv Wilson >>> Surfrider activist profile

Topics: Podcasts Stories Activism DIY Activism Modern Activism Water Quality

Stiv Wilson's story of how he became a leading coastal conservation activist.

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Malibu Surfing Assoc and beyond: The Michael Blum podcast

March 01, 2012

Malibu Surfing Assoc and beyond: The Michael Blum podcast

Topics: Podcasts Stories

Michael Blum was the head of Malibu Surfing Assn. until recently. I sat down with him to hear his story, here it is.

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Reinventing activism

February 27, 2012

Reinventing activism

Topics: Strategy Activism Culture Shifting Modern Activism

What will Surfrider be in the future? We will be a network that is constantly learning from itself, getting better and becoming more potent... all for our coasts.

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A room with 800,000,000 people

February 15, 2012

A room with 800,000,000 people

Topics: Strategy Activism Modern Activism

It is never about the technology, it's always about what the technology enables. Facebook is one more tool that helps us scale our mission.

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私たちの水の循環が壊れている (our water cycle is broken)

February 14, 2012

私たちの水の循環が壊れている (our water cycle is broken)

Topics: Coastal development Water Chapters Ocean friendly garden Coastal armoring Stories Communications DIY Activism Modern Activism Water Quality

Surfrider's mission spans the globe, so it makes sense that The Cycle of Insanity, a video about our broken water cycle and how to fix it, is now available in different languages.

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Peter Douglas: Patron saint of the California coast (podcast)

February 07, 2012

Peter Douglas: Patron saint of the California coast (podcast)

Topics: Beach access Policy Victories Coastal development Beaches Podcasts Coastal armoring Stories Activism Communications DIY Activism Modern Activism Water Quality Surfing

It is challenging to point to an individual who has done more to preserve the California Coast than Peter Douglas. This is Peter Douglas' story told in his own voice.

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Tweeting for the coasts

February 06, 2012

Tweeting for the coasts

Topics: Communications DIY Activism

A weakness can become a strength... all for the betterment of our coasts.

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Commitment

January 31, 2012

Commitment

Topics: Surfing

What does commitment look like? It looks like this.

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Sick waves

January 26, 2012

Sick waves

Topics: Water Waves Water Quality Surfing

Surfers understand water quality at a personal, visceral level.

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We are what we eat

January 25, 2012

We are what we eat

Topics: Ads Plastics

We litter plastic. Plastic goes into ocean. Fish eat whats in ocean. We eat fish.

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A network that learns from itself

January 23, 2012

A network that learns from itself

Topics: Strategy Chapters Campaigns Activism Culture Shifting DIY Activism Modern Activism

Surfrider strives to become a network that learns from itself... for the benefit of our coasts.

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