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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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Summer

June 16, 2011

Summer

Topics: Surfing

Summer has arrived in the northern hemispere (or at least the vibe of summer is captured in Nick Lavecchia's photo).

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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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God went surfing with the devil

May 05, 2011

God went surfing with the devil

Topics: Beach access Joy Stories Surfing

If we want to go surfing most of us go down to the beach and paddle out. This is not the case in Gaza.

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Surfing is…

March 31, 2011

Surfing is…

Topics: Surfing

Morgan Maassen captures the essence of wave riding. Dare I say he also captures the emotion.

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March 25 2011

Surfing sans board

Surfing

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March 03 2011

Surfrider issue of TransWorld Surf (is out)

Surfing

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February 02 2011

Walking on water

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November 17 2010

Tribe comes together for Andy Irons

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November 06 2010

The best surfer. Period. Kelly Slater.

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November 02 2010

We’ll miss you Andy

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August 17 2010

House swapping for traveling surfers

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August 08 2010

It’s not retro if you didn’t surf the boards the first time around

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July 13 2010

Just another surf check

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July 01 2010

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

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June 21 2010

Alt Shift Craft

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June 06 2010

Cyrus going left

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