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Jim's Blog — Beach access

(You gotta) fight for your right

May 09, 2014

(You gotta) fight for your right

Topics: Beach access Activism

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Surfrider’s top ten in 2013

December 18, 2013

Surfrider’s top ten in 2013

Topics: Beach access Policy Victories Events Coastal development Ads Strategy Water Chapters Beaches Economics Waves Coastal armoring Stories Campaigns Activism Oil Pollution Plastics Water Quality Surfing

A list of what we did in the past year.

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How many people does it take to save a coastline?

October 24, 2013

How many people does it take to save a coastline?

Topics: Beach access Victories Strategy Campaigns Activism

How many people does it take to save a coastline? It takes all of us.

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Beaches belong to the public. They are not for sale.

October 09, 2013

Beaches belong to the public. They are not for sale.

Topics: Beach access

Beaches are our open spaces. They belong to the public. Period.

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No beach access for you

July 02, 2013

No beach access for you

Topics: Beach access

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Activist profile: Sandy Lejeune and Save Gaviota

February 04, 2013

Activist profile: Sandy Lejeune and Save Gaviota

Topics: Beach access Victories Coastal development Chapters Campaigns Activism Surfing

A group of dedicated people are fighting to preserve the last, large open space in Southern California.

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Please dispose of the massive dead whale on your private beach

December 06, 2012

Please dispose of the massive dead whale on your private beach

Topics: Beach access Beaches

Dead whale on beach. Is that a public beach or a private beach?

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Twenty men fighting for twenty years to save twenty miles of Southern California coast

November 28, 2012

Twenty men fighting for twenty years to save twenty miles of Southern California coast

Topics: Beach access Coastal development Chapters Economics Stories Culture Shifting DIY Activism Modern Activism Surfing

Can a small group of people really make a difference? Yes, they can.

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In Solana Beach the song “This land is your land” is twisted into an unrecognizable tune

September 25, 2012

In Solana Beach the song “This land is your land” is twisted into an unrecognizable tune

Topics: Beach access Victories Coastal development Beaches Economics Coastal armoring Activism

1% of the public should not be able to take public land away from the other 99%

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Jersey Shore chapter turns twenty years old

September 03, 2012

Jersey Shore chapter turns twenty years old

Topics: Beach access Victories Coastal development Kids Chapters Beaches Joy Campaigns Activism Surfing

A couple decades and a whole lotta beaches preserved, listen in...

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Video update on Chicago’s “Surfing is not a crime” campaign

July 30, 2012

Video update on Chicago’s “Surfing is not a crime” campaign

Topics: Beach access Victories Chapters Beaches Waves Stories Campaigns Activism Surfing

Mitch McNeil and Rex Flodstrom bring us up to speed on what's going on with Surfrider Chicago.

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16 wins in last 90 days

April 25, 2012

16 wins in last 90 days

Topics: Beach access Victories Coastal development Water Beaches Coastal armoring Campaigns

Surfrider's activist network continues the scorching pace and delivers 16 wins in the last 90 days. Kudos to the volunteers behind these victories.

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Private Access: Go Away

April 19, 2012

Private Access: Go Away

Topics: Beach access Coastal development

Beach access is one of those things we take for granted until it's too late. We should be able to access the beach, period.

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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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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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Peter Douglas: Patron saint of the California coast (podcast)

February 07, 2012

Peter Douglas: Patron saint of the California coast (podcast)

Topics: Beach access Policy Victories Coastal development Beaches Podcasts Coastal armoring Stories Activism Communications DIY Activism Modern Activism Water Quality Surfing

It is challenging to point to an individual who has done more to preserve the California Coast than Peter Douglas. This is Peter Douglas' story told in his own voice.

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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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Surfers against sewage

October 25, 2011

Surfers against sewage

Topics: Beach access Water Quality

Great animation from the SAS crew in the UK. We stand with them.

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