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Powershift (what current events mean for Surfrider)

October 05, 2011

Powershift (what current events mean for Surfrider)

Topics: Strategy Activism Culture Shifting Modern Activism

Quite a bit seems to be happening in the world, it's an extension of a shift that started a while ago and our coasts may benefit from it all.

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Dave Rastovich and Transparentsea plug into Save Gaviota campaign

October 03, 2011

Dave Rastovich and Transparentsea plug into Save Gaviota campaign

Topics: Beach access Coastal development Music Campaigns Activism Surfing

Rasta and Transparentsea are sailing down the coast. First stop, Gaviota coast.

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Surfrider on the African continent

September 26, 2011

Surfrider on the African continent

Topics: Chapters Activism Culture Shifting Modern Activism

The idea of coastal preservation knows no boundaries.

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If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there

September 13, 2011

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there

Topics: Strategy Activism

The opposite of this title is "know where you're going and focus to get there."

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The most important thing we can do is share

September 08, 2011

The most important thing we can do is share

Topics: Strategy Chapters Campaigns Activism Communications

Our ever-growing network, now spanning five continents is increasingly impressive. What will make it formidable everywhere is directly related to how much it shares its assets, intelligence and learnings across the network.

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An engine pushing Oregon ahead: The Charlie Plybon story

September 01, 2011

An engine pushing Oregon ahead: The Charlie Plybon story

Topics: Victories Podcasts Stories Activism Plastics

This is the story of a kid who grew up in the Southeast. He fell in love with our coasts and ended up leading the charge to preserve the coasts in the opposite corner of the United States.

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Surfrider turns 27

August 17, 2011

Surfrider turns 27

Topics: Events Activism

27 years ago today Surfrider was born.

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How to start a movement

August 11, 2011

How to start a movement

Topics: Activism Culture Shifting

A few simple lessons in this 3 minute video. Dare to stand out. Nurture your initial followers. Encourage others to follow. Dancing helps.

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Maybe we need Stormtroopers to guard our beaches

July 12, 2011

Maybe we need Stormtroopers to guard our beaches

Topics: Beach access Coastal development Coastal armoring Activism DIY Activism Surfing

Who is guarding our coastal open spaces? Surfrider is.

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Tidal wave of trash - Fourth of July parade float

July 04, 2011

Tidal wave of trash - Fourth of July parade float

Topics: Beaches Activism Plastics

The Huntington Beach / Seal Beach chapter delivers the message via a trash float. Great pics.

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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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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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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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Surfrider activist Darin McClure shares his views on the internet and Surfrider’s mission

May 20, 2011

Surfrider activist Darin McClure shares his views on the internet and Surfrider’s mission

Topics: Strategy Activism DIY Activism Modern Activism

There isn't a play book for the internet, social networks and web apps because the entire space is evolving in real time. This said, it's always good to reach out to those heavily engaged and ask them what's working now. I sat down with Surfrider activist Darin McClure and did…

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Malibu

May 19, 2011

Malibu

Topics: Coastal development Waves Activism Water Quality Surfing

Malibu still attracts large crowds because it's still a great wave. After decades and numerous campaigns to preserve it... the wave still delivers one of the better surfing experiences around. What is needed to preserve this area is constant pressure, endlessly applied.

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Acting, entrepreneurship, change

May 11, 2011

Acting, entrepreneurship, change

Topics: Activism Culture Shifting

How do we enable people to believe change is possible? Jeffrey Wright has an interesting perspective on this.

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Surfrider’s domestic chapter network hits 80

April 27, 2011

Surfrider’s domestic chapter network hits 80

Topics: Activism

If there is one measurement of the depth, breadth and effectiveness of this organization it is our activist network. The best barometer of our activist network is ours chapters. This week it became 80 strong in the United States and we're stoked about that.

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Activism will never be like it used to be

April 12, 2011

Activism will never be like it used to be

Topics: Strategy Campaigns Activism Communications Culture Shifting Modern Activism

We hear lots of talk about the role of technology in protests and pushing ideas forward. My view is that technology is one of the many tools used, that we never go backward and what's important is that we not "meet" the tools that exist today but "project" their path…

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March 17 2011

Hold onto your butt

Activism

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