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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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Persistent toxins; The ongoing tragedy of the BP oil spill

April 17, 2012

Persistent toxins; The ongoing tragedy of the BP oil spill

Topics: Coastal development Blue Water Task Force Oil Pollution Water Quality

Over a year later toxins from the Corexit used in the BP oil spill remain. The spill isn't over. It's just less visible to the naked eye.

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The man who took the baton from our founders; The Jake Grubb Podcast

March 29, 2012

The man who took the baton from our founders; The Jake Grubb Podcast

Topics: Podcasts Stories Water Quality

Jake Grubb led Surfrider through a key phase in our history. I caught up with him a few days ago and recorded this podcast.

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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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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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Stiv Wilson >>> Surfrider activist profile

March 05, 2012

Stiv Wilson >>> Surfrider activist profile

Topics: Podcasts Stories Activism DIY Activism Modern Activism Water Quality

Stiv Wilson's story of how he became a leading coastal conservation activist.

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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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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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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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Pet fish

January 18, 2012

Pet fish

Topics: Kids Ads Fish Communications Culture Shifting Water Quality

This is one of the coolest videos connected to our mission that I've ever seen.

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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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Surfrider billboard in Casablanca

December 26, 2011

Surfrider billboard in Casablanca

Topics: Ads Chapters Plastics Water Quality

Thanks to the agengy Klem Euro RSCG, Surfrider Morocco has billboards in Morocco. Here's one in Casablanca.

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Plastic… now found on every beach in the world

December 02, 2011

Plastic… now found on every beach in the world

Topics: Beaches Plastics Water Quality

Pieces of plastic are on every beach on the planet. Be part of the solution to reverse the plastic tide.

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Surfrider billboard in Morocco

November 29, 2011

Surfrider billboard in Morocco

Topics: Ads Waves Communications Plastics Water Quality

Another great Surfrider ad, this time it's a billboard in Morocco.

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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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30 min video update on Japan coasts post Fukushima

November 10, 2011

30 min video update on Japan coasts post Fukushima

Topics: Coastal development Coastal armoring Water Quality

Hiromi Matsubara, leader of SF Japan, delivers a stirring update on Japan's coastal issues post Fukushima.

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David and Goliath fights are happening daily

November 08, 2011

David and Goliath fights are happening daily

Topics: Plastics Water Quality

The David and Goliath fights just keep rolling in. Can we, the citizens, fight and win to keep plastic trash out of our oceans? Yep. We can.

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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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