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June 2011

Tear down the walls… or at least take down this illegal gate blocking beach access

June 30, 2011

Tear down the walls… or at least take down this illegal gate blocking beach access

Topics: Beach access Victories

The California Coastal Commission has ruled the gate at The Strands is illegal. Please take it down.

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Welcome to the Jersey Shore… can you leave now?

June 29, 2011

Welcome to the Jersey Shore… can you leave now?

Topics: Beach access Policy Coastal development Beaches Campaigns

There are few things... ok, nothing, free and open regarding the New Jersey shore. The pay-to-play game regarding Jersey shore beach access is escalating and the public is the one that stands to lose... again.

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Paul McCartney. Jack McCoy. Surfrider Foundation.

June 27, 2011

Paul McCartney. Jack McCoy. Surfrider Foundation.

Topics: Ads Water Music Joy Art Communications Surfing

We are stoked to be involved in this project with Paul McCartney and Jack McCoy. A heartfelt thank you from Surfriders around the globe for connecting us to this project.

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Nothing trendy about conservation

June 24, 2011

Nothing trendy about conservation

Topics: Coastal development Kids Joy Culture Shifting

The older we get the more clearly we see how few things are truly new or innovative. The truth is that there is nothing trendy about conservation. It's a simple concept which is timeless. Protect the things you love.

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What does it mean to protect a wave? It can mean a range of things

June 23, 2011

What does it mean to protect a wave? It can mean a range of things

Topics: Policy Strategy Waves Modern Activism Surfing

Protecting something, anything, over the long term is not easy. Protecting a wave isn't any different. Protecting a wave can mean many things.

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It’s impossible to ignore the wishes of a large group of people, join Surfrider today

June 20, 2011

It’s impossible to ignore the wishes of a large group of people, join Surfrider today

Topics: Beaches Activism

While it's easy to disregard the wishes of one person it's nearly impossible to ignore the wishes of a large group.

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Coastal access for all… even in Dana Point

June 16, 2011

Coastal access for all… even in Dana Point

Topics: Policy Victories Coastal development Chapters Beaches Campaigns Activism Surfing

Our coastlines are our open spaces, they are public spaces. Coastal access is a right. The California Coastal Commission agrees with this and recently ruled The Strand in Dana Point needed to take down their gates which are locking the public out of the beach.

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Summer

June 16, 2011

Summer

Topics: Surfing

Summer has arrived in the northern hemispere (or at least the vibe of summer is captured in Nick Lavecchia's photo).

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Jack Johnson reconnects with the SF crew in Brazil

June 14, 2011

Jack Johnson reconnects with the SF crew in Brazil

Topics: Events Kids Joy

When Jack tours he engages with locals. He does this by connecting on local issues, offering support of every kind to these causes and ends up leaving an positive impression on locals. In some cases he goes back to those same people. He did this recently in Brazil.

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Our oceans aren’t the only ones in danger

June 10, 2011

Our oceans aren’t the only ones in danger

Topics: Ads Plastics

80% of the plastics in the ocean come from us on land (they don't fall off ships). That plastic is ingested by marine life and then sometimes by us.

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Surfrider Japan update - Full-length interview with leader Hiromi Matsubara

June 09, 2011

Surfrider Japan update - Full-length interview with leader Hiromi Matsubara

Topics: Coastal development Waves Coastal armoring Water Quality Surfing

We all watched the fast-motion damage from the the horrific tsunami and then the slow-motion disaster brought on by the Fukushima meltdown. Hiromi Matsubara, the Executive Director of Surfrider Japan shares her thoughts on the current state of things in Japan.

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A literal line in the sand, the Dave Rauschkolb podcast

June 07, 2011

A literal line in the sand, the Dave Rauschkolb podcast

Topics: Events Beaches Podcasts Stories Activism DIY Activism Oil Pollution Water Quality

This is Dave Rauschkolb's story. One day he was running three Florida Gulf businesses and the next day he was the catalyst for people around the globe to join hands and draw a line in the sand against net new offshore oil drilling.

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Addicts run out of money, kick their habit or die… what will the US do?

June 06, 2011

Addicts run out of money, kick their habit or die… what will the US do?

Topics: Oil Pollution Water Quality

We are addicted to oil. What does that actually mean? In means that, as addicts, we will run out of money, kick our habit or die. Time to kick the habit.

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Activism finally moves to the phone

June 02, 2011

Activism finally moves to the phone

Topics: Activism Culture Shifting DIY Activism Modern Activism

We have computers in our pockets. It's about time we start using them for some good.

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The first wave ever lost due to nuclear meltdown

June 01, 2011

The first wave ever lost due to nuclear meltdown

Topics: Coastal development Waves Water Quality Surfing

The recent events in Japan had many in the Surfrider network talking. We talked about all elements of this major catastrophe and we also questioned what was being learned from it.

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