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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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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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Returning 10,000 pieces of trash to it’s owners

May 16, 2011

Returning 10,000 pieces of trash to it’s owners

Topics: Beaches Culture Shifting Plastics

Surfrider Brazil helps people understand they shouldn't trash the beach by... sending the trash back to them.

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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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Plastic Beach, Hawaii

April 18, 2011

Plastic Beach, Hawaii

Topics: Beaches Plastics

The southernmost tip of the United States is Kamilo Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. It's called Plastic Beach for good reason.

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After the TV coverage is gone… the BP spill cleanup in the Gulf continues

April 15, 2011

After the TV coverage is gone… the BP spill cleanup in the Gulf continues

Topics: Beaches Oil Pollution

The BP spill in the Gulf is old news. It's moved from CNN to CSPAN and thus lost it's audience. Yet the locals are still dealing with the long-term affects of the spill.

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Dune restoration in Texas

April 04, 2011

Dune restoration in Texas

Topics: Beaches Culture Shifting

This is the story of what happens when 400 Texas come together and care for their beach.

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March 14 2011

The relentless power of the ocean

Beaches

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March 10 2011

Gulf spill ultraviolet-enabled beach cleanups

Beaches

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December 22 2010

This is what a healthy coast looks like

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December 20 2010

This is not a healthy beach

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July 26 2010

Shea and Cory Lopez on the Gulf

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July 17 2010

Spill-related timelines

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July 01 2010

What are YOUR top ten beaches?

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April 20 2010

Let’s trash the beach!

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March 26 2010

Breaking news… Dana Point becomes more polluted than it usually is

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March 05 2010

Dune restoration in Miami Beach

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January 25 2010

Massive garbage on beaches after big rains

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