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Press Releases

VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA CONTINUES COMMITMENT TO SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

March 31 2014

Surfrider Foundation and Volkswagen’s Think Blue.® Campaign Promote Clean Water Read More »

DROP INTO CLEAN WATER THIS WORLD WATER DAY WITH THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

March 11 2014

Tweet-to-win a prize pack valued at more than $350 Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION LOOKS TO CONGRESS AS US BEACHES FALL VICTIM TO FEDERAL BUDGET AGAIN

March 05 2014

White House proposes to eliminate all funding for beach water testing and public health protection program. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION CONTESTS PLANS FOR SEISMIC TESTING IN THE ATLANTIC

February 27 2014

The Surfrider Foundation is deeply dismayed by the final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) released today by the Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION HONORS 2013 WAVEMAKERS

February 27 2014

On Saturday, February 22, The Surfrider Foundation’s Board of Directors and Staff gathered at the Talega Golf Club in San Clemente, Calif., to honor individuals and companies for their outstanding efforts and support in 2013 to fulfill the Foundation's mission of protecting oceans, waves and beaches. Read More »

WATER CONSERVATION TIPS FROM THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

February 14 2014

The Surfrider Foundation [surfrider.org], a leading non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, is working with communities, affected states and other agencies to help address the west-coast drought and set a precedent for water conservation and quality nationwide. Read More »

NATIONAL BEACH WATER QUALITY PROGRAM RESTORED

January 16 2014

Congress has passed a federal budget that includes funding for the BEACH Act Grants program that supports beach water quality monitoring and ensures national safety standards are followed at beaches across the country. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION JOINS NATIONAL #GIVINGTUESDAY MOVEMENT

December 03 2013

After everyone has spent a day of giving thanks and a day of getting deals, Surfrider Foundation is proud to join the national #GivingTuesday movement to encourage people to spend with a purpose. Read More »

ADVOCATES ANNOUNCE REVAMPED COASTAL COMMISSION VOTE CHART

November 21 2013

Today, the Surfrider Foundation, WILDCOAST and Environment California launch ActCoastal, the citizen engagement campaign as part of the California Coast Accountability Project. www.ActCoastal.org ActCoastal will empower millions of Californians who support coastal protection to engage effectively with the California Coastal Commission and have a voice in important decisions that matter to them and to the future of the state. The California Coastal Commission is mandated under state law to protect the California coast and to ensure that everyone can access and enjoy it. Read More »

A GOLDEN TICKET OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A FIREWIRE SURFBOARD

November 19 2013

“I’ve got a golden ticket, I’ve got a golden ticket,” is what you’ll be singing this holiday season when you give the gift of a Surfrider Foundation membership. But will your golden ticket be the winning golden ticket for a Firewire surfboard? Read More »

THE INERTIA RELEASES FILM ON SURFRIDER FOUNDATION’S BATTLE FOR BEACH ACCESS

September 25 2013

It’s one thing to read about a hard fought battle, it’s another thing to watch it unfold. The Inertia is breathing new life into the story of Martin’s Beach by releasing “Martin’s 5: Battle For The Beach.” This eight-minute film highlights the Surfrider Foundation’s campaign to keep the beach open to the public for everyone’s enjoyment and use. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION & TEVA TEAM UP FOR “RISE ABOVE PLASTICS MONTH” THIS OCTOBER

September 03 2013

The Surfrider Foundation and Teva are excited to announce the return of “Rise Above Plastics Month” in October. The goal of the month is to educate people on the threats single-use plastics pose to our marine environments, and challenge them to reduce their plastic footprint by making simple changes in their daily lives. Read More »

California Coastal Commission Urged to Protect Coast from Offshore Fracking

August 16 2013

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VINTAGE VOLKSWAGEN ENTHUSIASTS THINK BLUE. AT THE 15TH ANNUAL AIRHEAD PARTS HWY 1 TREFFEN VW CRUISE

July 22 2013

On Aug. 2, dozens of vintage Volkswagen enthusiasts will hit the road for the nation’s longest, and longest running, annual Treffen (German for “gathering”) and cruise for a cause: clean water. Participants will be driving air-cooled, rear-engine Volkswagen models in the 15th annual Airhead Parts Hwy 1 Treffen Vintage VW Cruise and Car Show. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION ISSUES STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE OFFSHORE ENERGY & JOBS ACT

June 28 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act (HR 2231), which would dramatically expand offshore drilling in U.S. waters. The bill would require new drilling off Southern California, Virginia, South Carolina, and Alaska, and overall require a doubling of offshore domestic oil production. The Surfrider Foundation's Ocean Program Manager, Pete Stauffer, issued the following statement in reaction to the decision. Read More »

CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY RECOGNIZES INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY

June 24 2013

In celebration of International Surfing Day, which took place on Thursday, June 20th, the Surfrider Foundation announced today that the California State Assembly passed House Resolution No. 19 with 49 co-authors to recognize International Surfing Day as a way to celebrate California’s surfing heritage and raise awareness about the need to protect our oceans, waves and beaches. Read More »

APPELLATE COURT UPHOLDS BEACH ACCESS IN DANA POINT

June 20 2013

The Surfrider Foundation won an important victory today when the Honorable Terry O'Rourke and Cynthia Aaron concluded that the Coastal Commission has the authority for oversight of beach access at Strands Beach, which should put an end to the City’s bogus nuisance claims used to avoid beach access. Effectively, the decision means that if the City of Dana Point continues to fail to open the locked gates and expand the restrictive access hours for Strands Beach, the Coastal Commission can take an enforcement action. Read More »

REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD DENIES TCA PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT TOLL ROAD

June 19 2013

Following two hearings filled with testimony that included comments from Surfrider Foundation, activists and ocean lovers alike, the Regional Water Quality Control Board denied the Transportation Corridor Agencies the necessary permit to build the first “segment” of the SR-241 toll road extension. Read More »

INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY MEMBERSHIP SPECIALS ANNOUNCED

June 13 2013

The Surfrider Foundation announced today that on June 20th it will offer a special package for new and renewing members this International Surfing Day. Read More »

WATER BOARD TO VOTE ON TOLL ROAD - WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

June 03 2013

On Wednesday, June 19th the Regional Water Quality Control Board is expected to make a decision regarding the TCA’s permit to build the first “segment” of the SR-241 toll road extension. Surfrider Foundation is asking its supporters to attend the meeting at 1:00 PM to demonstrate opposition to the road. Public comment will be taken shortly after 1:00 PM. Read More »

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