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“More pavement is always better than less pavement”

October 07, 2011

“More pavement is always better than less pavement”

Topics: Beach access Victories Coastal development Waves Campaigns Water Quality Surfing

The TCA is playing games again. The current version is splitting up an illegal road into parts. Save Trestles.

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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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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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Tear down the walls… or at least take down this illegal gate blocking beach access

June 30, 2011

Tear down the walls… or at least take down this illegal gate blocking beach access

Topics: Beach access Victories

The California Coastal Commission has ruled the gate at The Strands is illegal. Please take it down.

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Welcome to the Jersey Shore… can you leave now?

June 29, 2011

Welcome to the Jersey Shore… can you leave now?

Topics: Beach access Policy Coastal development Beaches Campaigns

There are few things... ok, nothing, free and open regarding the New Jersey shore. The pay-to-play game regarding Jersey shore beach access is escalating and the public is the one that stands to lose... again.

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Governor Jerry Brown closes 25% of California’s State Parks

May 17, 2011

Governor Jerry Brown closes 25% of California’s State Parks

Topics: Beach access Beaches

For the first time in 100 years California is planning to close State Parks. We're not talking about one state park. We're talking about 25% of them. We are the legacy we leave to future generations.

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The TCA, stooping to new levels of desperation to build a road through a state park

May 16, 2011

The TCA, stooping to new levels of desperation to build a road through a state park

Topics: Beach access Victories Coastal development Waves Campaigns Surfing

The fight to preserve the last clean watershed in Southern California will never end. Those of us that fought the Save Trestles fight know that. The TCA continues to re-write the book on how low an organization can go to steal public lands to develop for private purposes.

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God went surfing with the devil

May 05, 2011

God went surfing with the devil

Topics: Beach access Joy Stories Surfing

If we want to go surfing most of us go down to the beach and paddle out. This is not the case in Gaza.

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Buying your way onto a beach

April 22, 2011

Buying your way onto a beach

Topics: Beach access Policy Coastal development Beaches

People are surprised to find out that in some places you have to pay to walk onto a beach. They are further shocked to find out that in some places you can't even get to the beach (regardless of fee). If you value coastal access then join us and fight…

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March 11 2011

Help fund a film to open coastal access up in Maine

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Beach access protected at Larsen’s Beach on Kauai

February 14, 2011

Beach access protected at Larsen’s Beach on Kauai

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Another beach access victory, this time it's on the Garden Isle... Kauai.

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January 24 2011

New Jersey: Public money and private beaches don’t mix

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November 10 2010

Beach access moves ahead in Atlanta

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October 13 2010

Keep Tahoe Blue

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September 16 2010

US Supreme Court upholds beach access in Florida

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September 15 2010

Maine coast becomes a liiittle bit more accessible

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July 07 2010

What does it mean to protect a wave? Protecting wave access

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February 09 2010

What’s happening in Hawai’i?

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December 02 2009

Q: Who owns the beach? A: The public.

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October 16 2009

Vote to keep Texas beaches open to hula people… and everyone else

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