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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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NYC’s Bloomberg compares single-use plastic to lead paint (and pushes for a ban)

February 16, 2013

NYC’s Bloomberg compares single-use plastic to lead paint (and pushes for a ban)

Topics: Policy Events Campaigns Plastics

Another, major, city embraces a single-use plastic ban.

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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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August 24 2012

A call to President Barack Obama & Governor Mitt Romney to protect the ocean

Policy Activism

60 ocean leaders call for the next president to recognize the economic and environmental benefits of protecting America's coasts and oceans.

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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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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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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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Portland bans the bag

July 22, 2011

Portland bans the bag

Topics: Policy Victories Plastics

After four years of work the Portland chapter of Surfrider was given four days notice to rally the troops, organize multiple efforts and help drive home a victory against single-use plastic pollution in our oceans. The momentum continues.

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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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What does it mean to protect a wave? It can mean a range of things

June 23, 2011

What does it mean to protect a wave? It can mean a range of things

Topics: Policy Strategy Waves Modern Activism Surfing

Protecting something, anything, over the long term is not easy. Protecting a wave isn't any different. Protecting a wave can mean many things.

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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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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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January 28 2011

New Zealand leads the way, 19 surf breaks protected

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July 20 2010

Obama moves ocean policy forward

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April 23 2010

State legislation advances Marine Spatial Planning in Washington

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February 20 2010

Surfrider’s liquid natural gas policy

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January 19 2010

Obama’s first year: On environment, big changes but little notice

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October 23 2009

Congress starts to flush out cruise ship operators with The Clean Cruise Ship Act

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October 19 2009

Maldives host underwater cabinet meeting

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October 12 2009

I surf I vote

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