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Jim's Blog — Coastal development

This is how we do a beach cleanup… in Brazil

August 03, 2011

This is how we do a beach cleanup… in Brazil

Topics: Coastal development Joy Art DIY Activism Modern Activism Surfing

The essence of Surfrider is connecting the love people have of the coasts to action. To do that we need to go where people live and spend time... what better place to make that connection than on the beach itself?

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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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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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Nothing trendy about conservation

June 24, 2011

Nothing trendy about conservation

Topics: Coastal development Kids Joy Culture Shifting

The older we get the more clearly we see how few things are truly new or innovative. The truth is that there is nothing trendy about conservation. It's a simple concept which is timeless. Protect the things you love.

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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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Surfrider Japan update - Full-length interview with leader Hiromi Matsubara

June 09, 2011

Surfrider Japan update - Full-length interview with leader Hiromi Matsubara

Topics: Coastal development Waves Coastal armoring Water Quality Surfing

We all watched the fast-motion damage from the the horrific tsunami and then the slow-motion disaster brought on by the Fukushima meltdown. Hiromi Matsubara, the Executive Director of Surfrider Japan shares her thoughts on the current state of things in Japan.

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The first wave ever lost due to nuclear meltdown

June 01, 2011

The first wave ever lost due to nuclear meltdown

Topics: Coastal development Waves Water Quality Surfing

The recent events in Japan had many in the Surfrider network talking. We talked about all elements of this major catastrophe and we also questioned what was being learned from it.

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Malibu

May 19, 2011

Malibu

Topics: Coastal development Waves Activism Water Quality Surfing

Malibu still attracts large crowds because it's still a great wave. After decades and numerous campaigns to preserve it... the wave still delivers one of the better surfing experiences around. What is needed to preserve this area is constant pressure, endlessly applied.

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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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The beautiful and the horrible, underwater life and the crap from storm drains

May 10, 2011

The beautiful and the horrible, underwater life and the crap from storm drains

Topics: Coastal development Water Quality

Storm drains exist for one reason, to offer a solution to take excess storm water off the land. Unfortunately we let much more go down them and, in doing so, we're trashing our oceans.

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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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What are we learning as we watch another massive energy disaster impact our coasts?

April 14, 2011

What are we learning as we watch another massive energy disaster impact our coasts?

Topics: Coastal development Blue Water Task Force

Last year we watched the largest oil spill in history hit our coasts. This week the Japan meltdown has been pushed to Level 7 - Major accident. There isn't a level 8... and we don't have another planet to go to. So, what are we learning as we watch another…

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March 22 2011

NJ/NY LNG victory

Coastal development

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Building heights limited in Kill Devil Hills, NC

February 12, 2011

Building heights limited in Kill Devil Hills, NC

Topics: Coastal development Jim's Blog

New, large buildings on the eroding North Carolina coast is no longer an option.

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January 06 2011

When going big in Hawaii… is a bad thing

Coastal development Jim's Blog

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September 20 2010

Victory >>> no-LNG island in NY & NJ

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July 27 2010

Development in Australian State park defeated

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May 12 2010

Turtle Bay decision in Hawaii, 131th victory since 1/06

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December 29 2009

victory 125. Oregon. Port Orford Stormwater Ordinance Strengthened

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