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Surfers Against Sewage

January 28, 2013

Surfers Against Sewage

Topics: Modern Activism Plastics Water Quality Surfing

Protecting waves every day. Love this crew.

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This surfboard was made from trash

January 23, 2013

This surfboard was made from trash

Topics: Joy Culture Shifting Water Quality Surfing

Another board made from recycled TV packaging foam.

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Ryan Tatar captures the essence of surfing

January 15, 2013

Ryan Tatar captures the essence of surfing

Topics: Beaches Joy Waves Art Communications Surfing

5 questions with a photographer who captures surfing very, very well.

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Tres Palmas, Puerto Rico - Discovery and stewardship of waves

December 17, 2012

Tres Palmas, Puerto Rico - Discovery and stewardship of waves

Topics: Water Chapters Waves Water Quality Surfing

A father discovers a natural wonder and in the years that follow... his son works to preserve it. All the while they both surf it.

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Fantasy and reality

December 04, 2012

Fantasy and reality

Topics: Water Beaches Plastics Water Quality Surfing

We've turned our fantasy into something nasty.

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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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The ocean and the artist

November 20, 2012

The ocean and the artist

Topics: Joy Podcasts Surfing

Beautiful video capturing Chris Gentile's love of the ocean.

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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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Glassing a surfboard in the middle of a party to drive home an important message

November 09, 2012

Glassing a surfboard in the middle of a party to drive home an important message

Topics: Culture Shifting Water Quality Surfing

Have you ever been to a party where a surfboard was glassed (without fumes)?

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Smaller footprints for surfers

October 25, 2012

Smaller footprints for surfers

Topics: DIY Activism Plastics Surfing

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For the love of beaches

October 23, 2012

For the love of beaches

Topics: Beaches Joy Surfing

Why do we do what we do? It's for the love of beaches.

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Can your surfboard help save your waves?

October 18, 2012

Can your surfboard help save your waves?

Topics: Surfing

Surfboards can do less damage to the environment.

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Surfers, barrels, trash… North Germany.

October 16, 2012

Surfers, barrels, trash… North Germany.

Topics: Plastics Surfing

Surfers, barrels, trash... North Germany.

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The oceans span the globe, so does the network to protect them

October 01, 2012

The oceans span the globe, so does the network to protect them

Topics: Strategy Chapters Surfing

Oceans span the globe, so does the network that exists to protect them. This means you have a myriad of options for connecting.

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Clean water, your right or your legacy?

September 17, 2012

Clean water, your right or your legacy?

Topics: Events Water Chapters Waves Activism Water Quality Surfing

You have rights as it pertains to clean water and it makes sense to think about your legacy... which may be connected to clean water.

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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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Video update on Chicago’s “Surfing is not a crime” campaign

July 30, 2012

Video update on Chicago’s “Surfing is not a crime” campaign

Topics: Beach access Victories Chapters Beaches Waves Stories Campaigns Activism Surfing

Mitch McNeil and Rex Flodstrom bring us up to speed on what's going on with Surfrider Chicago.

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A better board: Glassing with a Bio-Based Epoxy Resin

July 19, 2012

A better board: Glassing with a Bio-Based Epoxy Resin

Topics: Joy Waves Culture Shifting Oil Pollution Water Quality Surfing

Want to have a smaller impact with your surfboard, get your board glassed by someone who uses Bio-Based Epoxy Resin.

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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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