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Surfers against sewage

October 25, 2011

Surfers against sewage

Topics: Beach access Water Quality

Great animation from the SAS crew in the UK. We stand with them.

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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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One Beach, a film about tons of plastic and a few people

September 29, 2011

One Beach, a film about tons of plastic and a few people

Topics: Plastics Water Quality

Our pals at Barefoot Wine created a film to explore a few people's lives intertwined with plastic. We are stoked to be connected to it.

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Plastic found at the ends of the earth

September 23, 2011

Plastic found at the ends of the earth

Topics: Culture Shifting Plastics Water Quality

There are no pristine coasts... anywhere.

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Light from plastic trash

September 16, 2011

Light from plastic trash

Topics: Plastics Water Quality

Plastic trash covers the planet. Some people are starting to find uses for all that trash.

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This is what an oil spill looks like. Video taken yesterday.

September 01, 2011

This is what an oil spill looks like. Video taken yesterday.

Topics: Oil Pollution Water Quality

Is there a live oil spill happening in the Gulf? Watch and decide for yourself.

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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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A literal line in the sand, the Dave Rauschkolb podcast

June 07, 2011

A literal line in the sand, the Dave Rauschkolb podcast

Topics: Events Beaches Podcasts Stories Activism DIY Activism Oil Pollution Water Quality

This is Dave Rauschkolb's story. One day he was running three Florida Gulf businesses and the next day he was the catalyst for people around the globe to join hands and draw a line in the sand against net new offshore oil drilling.

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Addicts run out of money, kick their habit or die… what will the US do?

June 06, 2011

Addicts run out of money, kick their habit or die… what will the US do?

Topics: Oil Pollution Water Quality

We are addicted to oil. What does that actually mean? In means that, as addicts, we will run out of money, kick our habit or die. Time to kick the habit.

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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 beautiful and the horrible, underwater life and the crap from storm drains

May 10, 2011

The beautiful and the horrible, underwater life and the crap from storm drains

Topics: Coastal development Water Quality

Storm drains exist for one reason, to offer a solution to take excess storm water off the land. Unfortunately we let much more go down them and, in doing so, we're trashing our oceans.

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26,000 dolphins and whales harmed by BP spill

April 28, 2011

26,000 dolphins and whales harmed by BP spill

Topics: Fish Oil Pollution Water Quality

The Center for Biological Diversity estimates that 26,000 dolphins and whales, 82,000 birds, and 6,000 sea turtles were likely harmed by the BP spill last year.

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September 20 2010

Malibu should be called Malipoo

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September 09 2010

Do something clean today >> sign the “Clean water at the ‘Bu” petition

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February 07 2010

Clean Water Network’s 2009 Top Ten List

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December 07 2009

Malibu changes it’s name to Malipoo

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October 13 2009

Mucus-like sea balls…

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September 12 2009

Staph on west coast beaches…

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June 14 2009

I’m sick

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