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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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Latinos ask us to ban the bag

August 30, 2012

Latinos ask us to ban the bag

Topics: Policy Water Beaches Economics Activism Plastics

Great, straightforward video from the Latino Community.

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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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What does it mean to protect a wave?

July 09, 2012

What does it mean to protect a wave?

Topics: Policy Victories Events Chapters Beaches Waves Coastal armoring Campaigns Activism Surfing

Protecting something, anything, over the long term is not easy. Protecting a wave takes a few things, including locals willing to fight to preserve it.

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How much are our coasts worth? No really… how much?

June 28, 2012

How much are our coasts worth? No really… how much?

Topics: Coastal development Strategy Beaches Economics Culture Shifting Surfing

Many of us don't even think about this question... and yet we pay the price every single day. We pay it because it's worth it.

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Living on the beach

June 05, 2012

Living on the beach

Topics: Beaches Joy

Let's live near the beach... and let's keep it clean.

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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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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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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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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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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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Looking under the carpet

December 06, 2011

Looking under the carpet

Topics: Beaches Communications Plastics

Great image. Trash in our oceans.

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Plastic… now found on every beach in the world

December 02, 2011

Plastic… now found on every beach in the world

Topics: Beaches Plastics Water Quality

Pieces of plastic are on every beach on the planet. Be part of the solution to reverse the plastic tide.

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Seawalls in Solana Beach

November 14, 2011

Seawalls in Solana Beach

Topics: Coastal development Beaches Coastal armoring

Solana Beach is walled with 40 foot sea walls. Because of this, the beach is is gone from mid tide to high tide.

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What is “surfing area protection”?

November 11, 2011

What is “surfing area protection”?

Topics: Policy Beach fill Beaches Economics Waves Coastal armoring Campaigns Activism Water Quality Surfing

Ever wonder what it means to protect a wave? Watch this video and you'll know.

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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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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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Why seawalls are bad (90 second video)

July 01, 2011

Why seawalls are bad (90 second video)

Topics: Coastal development Beaches Coastal armoring

Solana Beach maven Jim Jaffee spends 90 seconds illustrating local issues with seawalls. Stay tuned for a deep-dive 20 minute podcast on this subject in the days ahead.

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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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