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Pictures and perspective from the recent tour of the Tijuana River watershed

May 25, 2012

Pictures and perspective from the recent tour of the Tijuana River watershed

Topics: Coastal development Water Chapters Coastal armoring Campaigns Water Quality

Kyle and I sat down to check out his photos from the recent tour of the TJ River watershed. Here they are with his descriptions.

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No border sewage, a campaign to address the horrific shape of the Tijuana River watershed

May 23, 2012

No border sewage, a campaign to address the horrific shape of the Tijuana River watershed

Topics: Chapters Waves Campaigns Water Quality Surfing

The border between San Diego and Tijuana is... a mess. Our baselines have shifted and some haven't even noticed the slow-motion disaster.

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The magnitude of the plastic trash issue captured in one image

May 15, 2012

The magnitude of the plastic trash issue captured in one image

Topics: Chapters Plastics

We talk about recycling but the hard truth is that virtually all our plastic ends up as trash... in landfills and in our oceans.

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You say you want a revolution

April 26, 2012

You say you want a revolution

Topics: Victories Kids Chapters Plastics Water Quality

The fight to decrease single-use plastics has become a mainstream movement. Join it.

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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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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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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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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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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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Surfing is not a crime

January 20, 2012

Surfing is not a crime

Topics: Beach access Victories Chapters Beaches Waves Campaigns Activism Surfing

Is surfing a crime? In many places it is. You can change that.

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2011 coastal victories

January 04, 2012

2011 coastal victories

Topics: Beach access Victories Chapters Campaigns Activism Plastics Water Quality

Since 2006 Surfrider's network has delivered more than 175 coastal victories. In 2011 we added 25 to the list. Here's how they break down.

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Marine debris removal in Puerto Rico

January 03, 2012

Marine debris removal in Puerto Rico

Topics: Water Chapters Campaigns Activism

Check out this video from our Rincon, Puerto Rico chapter. In a few minutes you'll understand what debris removal looks like.

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Surfrider billboard in Casablanca

December 26, 2011

Surfrider billboard in Casablanca

Topics: Ads Chapters Plastics Water Quality

Thanks to the agengy Klem Euro RSCG, Surfrider Morocco has billboards in Morocco. Here's one in Casablanca.

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How we will change the world in 2012

December 13, 2011

How we will change the world in 2012

Topics: Victories Chapters Campaigns Activism Culture Shifting

Surfrider Foundation's 250,000 supporters, activists and members will change the world in 2012. I know this with certainty.

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Ban the bag in Wilmington, North Carolina

December 07, 2011

Ban the bag in Wilmington, North Carolina

Topics: Chapters Campaigns Activism DIY Activism Plastics

There is no better content than activist-created content. This is another gem.

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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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Checking in with Surfrider Guadeloupe

October 23, 2011

Checking in with Surfrider Guadeloupe

Topics: Events Chapters Plastics

Yes, there is a Surfrider chapter in Guadeloupe. They've been around since 2005.

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Greetings from Surfrider Jamaica

October 18, 2011

Greetings from Surfrider Jamaica

Topics: Chapters Beaches Activism Modern Activism Surfing

I love seeing our mission spread around the world. The newest member is Surfrider Jamaica.

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Surfrider in the deep south… of Argentina

September 30, 2011

Surfrider in the deep south… of Argentina

Topics: Chapters Podcasts Stories Plastics

Gaston Caminata has taken the Surfrider mission and embraced it wholeheartedly. In doing so he's transforming a town in Southern Argentina.

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