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California Coastal Commission votes in favor of recomendation regarding Solana Beach seawalls

March 07, 2012

California Coastal Commission votes in favor of recomendation regarding Solana Beach seawalls

Topics: Beach access Victories Coastal development Chapters Coastal armoring

The California Coastal Commission voted today to give beaches back to the public.

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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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Surfing is not a crime

January 20, 2012

Surfing is not a crime

Topics: Beach access Victories Chapters Beaches Waves Campaigns Activism Surfing

Is surfing a crime? In many places it is. You can change that.

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2011 coastal victories

January 04, 2012

2011 coastal victories

Topics: Beach access Victories Chapters Campaigns Activism Plastics Water Quality

Since 2006 Surfrider's network has delivered more than 175 coastal victories. In 2011 we added 25 to the list. Here's how they break down.

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How we will change the world in 2012

December 13, 2011

How we will change the world in 2012

Topics: Victories Chapters Campaigns Activism Culture Shifting

Surfrider Foundation's 250,000 supporters, activists and members will change the world in 2012. I know this with certainty.

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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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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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“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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An engine pushing Oregon ahead: The Charlie Plybon story

September 01, 2011

An engine pushing Oregon ahead: The Charlie Plybon story

Topics: Victories Podcasts Stories Activism Plastics

This is the story of a kid who grew up in the Southeast. He fell in love with our coasts and ended up leading the charge to preserve the coasts in the opposite corner of the United States.

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Video of Portland banning the bag

July 25, 2011

Video of Portland banning the bag

Topics: Victories Plastics

Portland representatives deliver the goods and pass a bag ban. Listen in.

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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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23rd plastics win, don’t mess with Texas indeed.

July 11, 2011

23rd plastics win, don’t mess with Texas indeed.

Topics: Victories Plastics

Surfrider is seeks to end the massive amount of single-use plastics entering our oceans. With this in mind, we just secured our 23rd plastics-related victory.

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Tear down the walls… or at least take down this illegal gate blocking beach access

June 30, 2011

Tear down the walls… or at least take down this illegal gate blocking beach access

Topics: Beach access Victories

The California Coastal Commission has ruled the gate at The Strands is illegal. Please take it down.

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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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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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September 22 2010

Malibu (finally) votes for clean water

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July 02 2010

Info on our last 138 victories (since 1/06)

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February 03 2010

The what and where > our last 127 victories

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December 17 2009

Top ten reasons to become a member > #3 Real, tangible victories

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