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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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Is New Jersey screwing up the Hurricane Sandy rebuild?

July 30, 2013

Is New Jersey screwing up the Hurricane Sandy rebuild?

Topics: Beaches Economics Waves Coastal armoring Campaigns

What is New Jersey doing post-Sandy?

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July 22 2013

When wonkspeak goes mainstream

Coastal development Beach fill Beaches Coastal armoring Stories Activism

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What will we do when waters rise?

July 03, 2013

What will we do when waters rise?

Topics: Coastal development Beach fill Coastal armoring Communications Culture Shifting

The oceans are rising. What does that mean, what will WE do?

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The dynamic boundary between land and sea

October 30, 2012

The dynamic boundary between land and sea

Topics: Coastal development Coastal armoring

It's important for us to know that the region where the land meets the sea is dynamic, it changes over time.

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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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Surf leash or a noose?

September 10, 2012

Surf leash or a noose?

Topics: Coastal development Waves Coastal armoring Campaigns Activism Surfing

Valuing (and saving) the waves we love so much.

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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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Pictures and perspective from the recent tour of the Tijuana River watershed

May 25, 2012

Pictures and perspective from the recent tour of the Tijuana River watershed

Topics: Coastal development Water Chapters Coastal armoring Campaigns Water Quality

Kyle and I sat down to check out his photos from the recent tour of the TJ River watershed. Here they are with his descriptions.

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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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Kelly Slater talks about Surfrider Japan’s work

March 20, 2012

Kelly Slater talks about Surfrider Japan’s work

Topics: Water Coastal armoring Campaigns Water Quality Surfing

Kelly Slater weighs in on Surfrider Japan's new focus on water quality testing.

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Investing 16 years into a campaign

March 08, 2012

Investing 16 years into a campaign

Topics: Victories Coastal development Coastal armoring Stories Campaigns Activism

Jim Jaffe encapsulates the idea of "constant pressure, endlessly applied." He and a few others in this category deserve massive credit for their ongoing, multi-decade investment in single campaigns with large precedent setting value.

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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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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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私たちの水の循環が壊れている (our water cycle is broken)

February 14, 2012

私たちの水の循環が壊れている (our water cycle is broken)

Topics: Coastal development Water Chapters Ocean friendly garden Coastal armoring Stories Communications DIY Activism Modern Activism Water Quality

Surfrider's mission spans the globe, so it makes sense that The Cycle of Insanity, a video about our broken water cycle and how to fix it, is now available in different languages.

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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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Help us get the balance back

January 09, 2012

Help us get the balance back

Topics: Coastal development Ads Coastal armoring Communications

A tiny crab against... us. Help us get the balance back.

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What does it mean to protect a wave?

November 18, 2011

What does it mean to protect a wave?

Topics: Victories Economics Waves Coastal armoring 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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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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