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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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What is Marine Spatial Planning?

December 09, 2013

What is Marine Spatial Planning?

Topics: Coastal development

Spend a few minutes and get up to speed on what it takes to protect our coasts for decades to come.

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Ready for a demolition party in South Texas?

October 14, 2013

Ready for a demolition party in South Texas?

Topics: Victories Coastal development Beaches

South Texas wins a precedent setting case for the State.

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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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What does it mean to protect a wave?

May 07, 2013

What does it mean to protect a wave?

Topics: Coastal development Waves Campaigns Activism

"Protecting a wave" can mean a lot of things.

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Miami Beach chapter leader, surfer and meteorologist shares perspective on beaches

March 26, 2013

Miami Beach chapter leader, surfer and meteorologist shares perspective on beaches

Topics: Coastal development Chapters Beaches

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What is going on with Trestles?

March 15, 2013

What is going on with Trestles?

Topics: Victories Coastal development Waves Campaigns Surfing

Update on Trestles as of late March, 2013

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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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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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Seismic testing, louder than Motörhead, to happen at Central California surf breaks

November 13, 2012

Seismic testing, louder than Motörhead, to happen at Central California surf breaks

Topics: Coastal development Waves Surfing

Think of the loudest thing you know. Now multiply that. That is what is is about to happen in the nearshore zone in Central Ca.

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Sandy and dirty water in NY

November 13, 2012

Sandy and dirty water in NY

Topics: Coastal development Water Blue Water Task Force Water Quality

Mara Dias, Surfrider's clean water expert, weighs in on issues facing NY after hurricane Sandy.

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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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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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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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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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After a 23 year fight, Ma’alaea on Maui is saved

May 07, 2012

After a 23 year fight, Ma’alaea on Maui is saved

Topics: Coastal development Surfing

One of the fastest waves on the planet, Ma'alaea, is now saved.

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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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