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One more surfer for change

November 21, 2011

One more surfer for change

Topics: Culture Shifting DIY Activism Plastics Surfing

We're always stoked to see one more surfer understand the larger impact of their daily decisions. Kyle Thiermann not only pulls airs and pulls in... now he's helping pull surfers into understanding the impact of their actions.

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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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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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Surfrider Japan update, post Fukushima

November 02, 2011

Surfrider Japan update, post Fukushima

Topics: Coastal development Water Waves Water Quality Surfing

Hiromi Matsubara, leader of Surfrider Japan, delivers an update of Japan after the Fukushima disaster.

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If you split an illegal project into thirds, it’s still illegal

October 31, 2011

If you split an illegal project into thirds, it’s still illegal

Topics: Victories Coastal development Waves Campaigns Activism Surfing

Splitting something that is wrong into thirds doesn't somehow make it less wrong.

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If you’re in San Francisco next weekend >> Bodysurf Classic

October 30, 2011

If you’re in San Francisco next weekend >> Bodysurf Classic

Topics: Surfing

Come one come all. Leave you're boards behind.

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The surf mat, yet another way to enjoy waves

October 20, 2011

The surf mat, yet another way to enjoy waves

Topics: Joy Surfing

The surf mat. Check out this 11 minute video of simple, pnuematic fun.

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Greetings from Surfrider Jamaica

October 18, 2011

Greetings from Surfrider Jamaica

Topics: Chapters Beaches Activism Modern Activism Surfing

I love seeing our mission spread around the world. The newest member is Surfrider Jamaica.

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Picking up trash wherever you are

October 13, 2011

Picking up trash wherever you are

Topics: Activism Culture Shifting DIY Activism Plastics Surfing

Think global, inspire locals. Then get out of their way.

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“More pavement is always better than less pavement”

October 07, 2011

“More pavement is always better than less pavement”

Topics: Beach access Victories Coastal development Waves Campaigns Water Quality Surfing

The TCA is playing games again. The current version is splitting up an illegal road into parts. Save Trestles.

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Global Wave Conference, Oct 24-25 in Europe

October 05, 2011

Global Wave Conference, Oct 24-25 in Europe

Topics: Victories Events Artificial reefs Waves Surfing

There are organizations all over the world focused on wave preservation. We are all coming together in a few weeks to ratchet up our respective work.

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Dave Rastovich and Transparentsea plug into Save Gaviota campaign

October 03, 2011

Dave Rastovich and Transparentsea plug into Save Gaviota campaign

Topics: Beach access Coastal development Music Campaigns Activism Surfing

Rasta and Transparentsea are sailing down the coast. First stop, Gaviota coast.

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Celebrity Expression Session this Saturday in Malibu

September 06, 2011

Celebrity Expression Session this Saturday in Malibu

Topics: Events Surfing

This Saturday come check out Celebrity Expression Session at Surfrider Beach in Malibu.

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Pro surf contests get (more) sustainable in Brazil

August 10, 2011

Pro surf contests get (more) sustainable in Brazil

Topics: Events Waves Culture Shifting DIY Activism Surfing

Most of us have been to surf contests. They take place in perhaps the most natural state of all types of contests... so why can't they also lead the way regarding sustainability?

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Changing the boards beneath our feet: The Michael Stewart and Kevin Whilden podcast

August 08, 2011

Changing the boards beneath our feet: The Michael Stewart and Kevin Whilden podcast

Topics: Podcasts Stories Surfing

The idea of a surfboard made of 100% recycled foam is... a dream. I love the direction these two are going. Give a listen to their story.

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The back story to the McCartney / McCoy / Surfrider PSA

August 04, 2011

The back story to the McCartney / McCoy / Surfrider PSA

Topics: Communications Surfing

This is the story behind our newest PSA with music from Paul McCartney and filmed by Jack McCoy. A huge thank you to both of them for including us in the project.

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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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Paul McCartney. Jack McCoy. Surfrider Foundation.

June 27, 2011

Paul McCartney. Jack McCoy. Surfrider Foundation.

Topics: Ads Water Music Joy Art Communications Surfing

We are stoked to be involved in this project with Paul McCartney and Jack McCoy. A heartfelt thank you from Surfriders around the globe for connecting us to this project.

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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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