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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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How many people does it take to save a coastline?

October 24, 2013

How many people does it take to save a coastline?

Topics: Beach access Victories Strategy Campaigns Activism

How many people does it take to save a coastline? It takes all of us.

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Ready for a demolition party in South Texas?

October 14, 2013

Ready for a demolition party in South Texas?

Topics: Victories Coastal development Beaches

South Texas wins a precedent setting case for the State.

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Why saving Trestles matters on the larger stage

June 20, 2013

Why saving Trestles matters on the larger stage

Topics: Victories Waves Surfing

Trestles matters, here's why

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Los Angeles bans the bag

June 18, 2013

Los Angeles bans the bag

Topics: Victories Plastics

LA passes a bag ban

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What is going on with Trestles?

March 15, 2013

What is going on with Trestles?

Topics: Victories Coastal development Waves Campaigns Surfing

Update on Trestles as of late March, 2013

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Environmental rockstars look like this

March 05, 2013

Environmental rockstars look like this

Topics: Victories Events Chapters Campaigns Activism

The 2012 Wavemaker Awards

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Activist profile: Sandy Lejeune and Save Gaviota

February 04, 2013

Activist profile: Sandy Lejeune and Save Gaviota

Topics: Beach access Victories Coastal development Chapters Campaigns Activism Surfing

A group of dedicated people are fighting to preserve the last, large open space in Southern California.

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What did Surfrider do in 2012 and what we’ll do in 2013

December 20, 2012

What did Surfrider do in 2012 and what we’ll do in 2013

Topics: Victories

This 10 minute video looks at 2012 accomplishments and 2013 plans.

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Nothing worthwhile is easy, California preserves waters for future generations

December 19, 2012

Nothing worthwhile is easy, California preserves waters for future generations

Topics: Victories Fish

Massive win of a coastal fight that has lasted more than a decade.

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Surfrider Foundation State of the State

October 08, 2012

Surfrider Foundation State of the State

Topics: Victories Strategy Chapters Campaigns Activism

In 18 minutes I walk through an update on Surfrider's mission, network and success.

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I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.

October 06, 2012

I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.

Topics: Victories Plastics Water Quality

In 1967 this scene set the stage... perhaps more than the scriptwriters knew at the time.

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In Solana Beach the song “This land is your land” is twisted into an unrecognizable tune

September 25, 2012

In Solana Beach the song “This land is your land” is twisted into an unrecognizable tune

Topics: Beach access Victories Coastal development Beaches Economics Coastal armoring Activism

1% of the public should not be able to take public land away from the other 99%

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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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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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You say you want a revolution

April 26, 2012

You say you want a revolution

Topics: Victories Kids Chapters Plastics Water Quality

The fight to decrease single-use plastics has become a mainstream movement. Join it.

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16 wins in last 90 days

April 25, 2012

16 wins in last 90 days

Topics: Beach access Victories Coastal development Water Beaches Coastal armoring Campaigns

Surfrider's activist network continues the scorching pace and delivers 16 wins in the last 90 days. Kudos to the volunteers behind these victories.

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Ten coastal victories in the last 60 days

March 27, 2012

Ten coastal victories in the last 60 days

Topics: Victories Coastal development Chapters Beaches Coastal armoring Campaigns Activism Plastics Water Quality Surfing

Ten wins for our coast in the last 60 days thanks to volunteers around the nation.

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Investing 16 years into a campaign

March 08, 2012

Investing 16 years into a campaign

Topics: Victories Coastal development Coastal armoring Stories Campaigns Activism

Jim Jaffe encapsulates the idea of "constant pressure, endlessly applied." He and a few others in this category deserve massive credit for their ongoing, multi-decade investment in single campaigns with large precedent setting value.

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