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March 2012

The man who took the baton from our founders; The Jake Grubb Podcast

March 29, 2012

The man who took the baton from our founders; The Jake Grubb Podcast

Topics: Podcasts Stories Water Quality

Jake Grubb led Surfrider through a key phase in our history. I caught up with him a few days ago and recorded this podcast.

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All the way to the ocean

March 28, 2012

All the way to the ocean

Topics: Kids

Check out Joel Harper's new book and film, All the way to the ocean.

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Ten coastal victories in the last 60 days

March 27, 2012

Ten coastal victories in the last 60 days

Topics: Victories Coastal development Chapters Beaches Coastal armoring Campaigns Activism Plastics Water Quality Surfing

Ten wins for our coast in the last 60 days thanks to volunteers around the nation.

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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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