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November 2011

Seattle’s Space Needle snags giant plastic bag

November 30, 2011

Seattle’s Space Needle snags giant plastic bag

Topics: Events Chapters Campaigns Activism Communications DIY Activism Modern Activism Plastics

I heard a representative from NYC share the joke that the State flower is a plastic bag stuck in a tree. Looks like bags are taking over cities all over.

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Surfrider billboard in Morocco

November 29, 2011

Surfrider billboard in Morocco

Topics: Ads Waves Communications Plastics Water Quality

Another great Surfrider ad, this time it's a billboard in Morocco.

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One more surfer for change

November 21, 2011

One more surfer for change

Topics: Culture Shifting DIY Activism Plastics Surfing

We're always stoked to see one more surfer understand the larger impact of their daily decisions. Kyle Thiermann not only pulls airs and pulls in... now he's helping pull surfers into understanding the impact of their actions.

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What does it mean to protect a wave?

November 18, 2011

What does it mean to protect a wave?

Topics: Victories Economics Waves Coastal armoring 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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Sarah’s aha moment

November 15, 2011

Sarah’s aha moment

Topics: Stories Activism Culture Shifting

San Diego Surfrider maven shares her aha moment.

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Seawalls in Solana Beach

November 14, 2011

Seawalls in Solana Beach

Topics: Coastal development Beaches Coastal armoring

Solana Beach is walled with 40 foot sea walls. Because of this, the beach is is gone from mid tide to high tide.

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Seeing the Grand Canyon through a single use plastic Coke bottle

November 13, 2011

Seeing the Grand Canyon through a single use plastic Coke bottle

Topics: Plastics

Big money is trying to kill grassroots efforts focused on cleaning up our country... even in our national parks.

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What is “surfing area protection”?

November 11, 2011

What is “surfing area protection”?

Topics: Policy Beach fill Beaches Economics Waves Coastal armoring Campaigns Activism Water Quality Surfing

Ever wonder what it means to protect a wave? Watch this video and you'll know.

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30 min video update on Japan coasts post Fukushima

November 10, 2011

30 min video update on Japan coasts post Fukushima

Topics: Coastal development Coastal armoring Water Quality

Hiromi Matsubara, leader of SF Japan, delivers a stirring update on Japan's coastal issues post Fukushima.

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David and Goliath fights are happening daily

November 08, 2011

David and Goliath fights are happening daily

Topics: Plastics Water Quality

The David and Goliath fights just keep rolling in. Can we, the citizens, fight and win to keep plastic trash out of our oceans? Yep. We can.

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What happens when birds eat plastic? They die.

November 07, 2011

What happens when birds eat plastic? They die.

Topics: Plastics

More than a million seabirds die from eating single-use plastics. This is what that looks like.

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Surfrider Japan update, post Fukushima

November 02, 2011

Surfrider Japan update, post Fukushima

Topics: Coastal development Water Waves Water Quality Surfing

Hiromi Matsubara, leader of Surfrider Japan, delivers an update of Japan after the Fukushima disaster.

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Shored Up. A documentary about our disappearing coasts and our irrational urge to live on the edge

November 01, 2011

Shored Up. A documentary about our disappearing coasts and our irrational urge to live on the edge

Topics: Coastal development Culture Shifting

Check out Shored Up, a film about the force of nature meeting the force of man. It's a Kickstarter campaign, check it out.

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