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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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Surfers are canaries in the coal mine regarding dirty water

May 06, 2013

Surfers are canaries in the coal mine regarding dirty water

Topics: Water Blue Water Task Force Water Quality

Whose responsibility is it to inform the public of safety issues?

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Rowing 500 days on the open ocean by yourself, the Roz Savage podcast

April 10, 2013

Rowing 500 days on the open ocean by yourself, the Roz Savage podcast

Topics: Water Podcasts Stories Communications DIY Activism

I wanted to know what pushed Roz to do the things she does, so I pressed record and asked her.

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This is what our ocean trash looks like

January 09, 2013

This is what our ocean trash looks like

Topics: Water Plastics

Our plastic trash is in every ocean and on every beach, here are a few samples.

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We are tied to the ocean

January 07, 2013

We are tied to the ocean

Topics: Water Waves

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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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Sandy and dirty water in NY

November 13, 2012

Sandy and dirty water in NY

Topics: Coastal development Water Blue Water Task Force Water Quality

Mara Dias, Surfrider's clean water expert, weighs in on issues facing NY after hurricane Sandy.

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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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Latinos ask us to ban the bag

August 30, 2012

Latinos ask us to ban the bag

Topics: Policy Water Beaches Economics Activism Plastics

Great, straightforward video from the Latino Community.

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They can’t protect themselves

August 30, 2012

They can’t protect themselves

Topics: Kids Water Stories Fish Art Communications Modern Activism Water Quality

What if animals had to wear... armor?

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Water… are our actions part of the solution or part of the problem?

August 02, 2012

Water… are our actions part of the solution or part of the problem?

Topics: Water Campaigns Plastics

We can either be part of the solution regarding water... or part of the problem.

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Pictures and perspective from the recent tour of the Tijuana River watershed

May 25, 2012

Pictures and perspective from the recent tour of the Tijuana River watershed

Topics: Coastal development Water Chapters Coastal armoring Campaigns Water Quality

Kyle and I sat down to check out his photos from the recent tour of the TJ River watershed. Here they are with his descriptions.

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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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Capturing the essence of water in 3 seconds

March 23, 2012

Capturing the essence of water in 3 seconds

Topics: Water Joy Communications Modern Activism Water Quality Surfing

How do you capture something as valuable as water in 3 seconds? Find out right here.

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This World Water Day, get involved to keep our waters blue

March 22, 2012

This World Water Day, get involved to keep our waters blue

Topics: Water Blue Water Task Force Water Quality

This World Water Day take a moment to think about how important clean water is.

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Kelly Slater talks about Surfrider Japan’s work

March 20, 2012

Kelly Slater talks about Surfrider Japan’s work

Topics: Water Coastal armoring Campaigns Water Quality Surfing

Kelly Slater weighs in on Surfrider Japan's new focus on water quality testing.

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私たちの水の循環が壊れている (our water cycle is broken)

February 14, 2012

私たちの水の循環が壊れている (our water cycle is broken)

Topics: Coastal development Water Chapters Ocean friendly garden Coastal armoring Stories Communications DIY Activism Modern Activism Water Quality

Surfrider's mission spans the globe, so it makes sense that The Cycle of Insanity, a video about our broken water cycle and how to fix it, is now available in different languages.

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Sick waves

January 26, 2012

Sick waves

Topics: Water Waves Water Quality Surfing

Surfers understand water quality at a personal, visceral level.

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Marine debris removal in Puerto Rico

January 03, 2012

Marine debris removal in Puerto Rico

Topics: Water Chapters Campaigns Activism

Check out this video from our Rincon, Puerto Rico chapter. In a few minutes you'll understand what debris removal looks like.

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