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SURFRIDER FOUNDATION HONORS 2010 WAVEMAKERS

February 07 2011

On Saturday, the Surfrider Foundation’s Board of Directors and Staff gathered at Irons in the Fire in San Clemente to honor the 2010 Wavemakers. This annual awards ceremony honors individuals and companies for their outstanding volunteer efforts and support during the previous year to help the Foundation fulfill its mission of protecting oceans, waves and beaches. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION ISSUES STATEMENT ON MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT

December 17 2010

After several years of hard work and negotiations, the California Fish & Game Commission approved a network of 36 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Southern California – part of a statewide process required by the 1999 Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA). The MLPA’s goals are to: ‘set aside’ areas of the ocean to increase fish populations, enhance marine habitat, and improve recreational and educational opportunities. Research on MPAs from around the world proves that they create larger fish populations and increase biodiversity within their boundaries. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION NOTCHES 150 COASTAL VICTORIES

December 07 2010

In 2005, the Surfrider Foundation set an ambitious goal to attain 150 coastal victories by the end of 2010. On December 1st, the organization successfully achieved this milestone when the Obama administration announced that it would ban new offshore drilling in the continental United States for the next seven years; capping a two-year effort by the Foundation to restore coastal protection lost in 2008. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION JOINS FORCES WITH PROTECT OUR WINTERS

December 02 2010

The Surfrider Foundation, the leading name in beach and coastal protection, has teamed up with Protect Our Winters, the top non-profit from the world of snow sports to offer a combined membership that will allow boardsports enthusiasts to protect where they play. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION ISSUES STATEMENT ON PRESIDENTIAL BAN ON OFFSHORE DRILLING

December 01 2010

“Today the Obama Administration announced that it will be banning new offshore drilling along the continental United States for the next seven years. The Surfrider Foundation applauds this decision and holds it up as a major victory for our nation’s oceans and coastlines, and for the local communities who depend on them for their livelihoods. The Surfrider Foundation is particularly proud of their 20,000+ activists who sent letters and messages to President Obama asking for the reinstatement of the executive moratorium on offshore drilling. Even as hundreds of Gulf Shore communities continue to struggle to recover from this nation’s most devastating environmental disaster, today’s decision underscores the importance of grassroots mobilization to protect our nation’s natural resources. America must permanently ban all new offshore drilling, end the harmful practice of seismic testing and continue to move towards clean and renewable energy.” Read More »

GIVE BACK TO OUR OCEANS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

November 10 2010

Give a gift to your friends and family this holiday season that you know will give back to our oceans, waves and beaches. The Surfrider Foundation Holiday Gift Membership is a fun, environmentally conscious package that includes all the great membership benefits, plus a few extras available exclusively this holiday season. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION MOURNS THE LOSS OF ANDY IRONS

November 02 2010

“The Surfrider Foundation was saddened to hear of the passing of Andy Irons. Andy was a true champion, both in and out of the water. We remain thankful for the time, energy and support, which he so generously showed us over the years. Our love goes out to Andy’s family and friends.” Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH DRAGON’S E.C.O. COLLECTION

September 28 2010

Dragon has partnered with the Surfrider Foundation in an effort to help the oil spill crisis in the Gulf. With every purchase from the new Dragon E.C.O. (Environmentally Conscious Optics) Collection of sunglasses, money will be donated to the Foundation to fund water testing and cleanup efforts all along the damaged areas of the Gulf coast. Read More »

CALIFORNIA SENATE FAILS TO PASS BAG BAN

September 01 2010

Last night, with at 21-14 vote, the California State Senate failed to pass AB 1998—a bill that would have banned single-use plastic carryout bags statewide. Read More »

MARTYN LENOBLE & CHRISTINA APPLEGATE HOST THE 5TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY EXPRESSION SESSION

August 16 2010

On Saturday, September 11, 2010 Martyn Lenoble and Christina Applegate will host the Surfrider Foundation’s fifth annual Celebrity Expression Session at First Point, Surfrider Beach in Malibu. The 45-minute free surf gives celebrity surfers from music, film and television the opportunity to have some fun demonstrating their skills on Malibu’s famous point, while also raising money and awareness for the Surfrider Foundation. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION AND PLANET GREEN PARTNER ON SECOND INSTALLMENT OF BLUE AUGUST

August 10 2010

This August, Surfrider Foundation and Planet Green are partnering to bring viewers the second installment of Blue August, a month long programming event that will focus on the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, and waterways. Over the course of the month, various programs will not only entertain, but also educate viewers on the nature of our water and the vital need to protect it from harm—a timely message in light of the disaster unfolding in the Gulf. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION SIGNS HISTORIC SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT ON WAVE ENERGY PROJECT

August 04 2010

The Surfrider Foundation today joined over a dozen government agencies, ocean stakeholder groups, and environmental organizations in signing a historic settlement agreement with Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) in support of the construction and operation of the Reedsport OPT Wave Park. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION LAUNCHES COASTAL KNOWLEDGE RESOURCE, “BEACHAPEDIA”

August 03 2010

Surfrider Foundation is excited to announce the launch of its new online coastal science reference tool, Beachapedia.org. The new community-driven site will effectively catalog combined coastal science information taken from the Surfrider Foundation activist network and environmental experts. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION RECEIVES COVETED FOUR-STAR RATING ON CHARITY NAVIGATOR FOR THRID YEAR IN A ROW

July 22 2010

For the third year in a row, Charity Navigator has awarded the Surfrider Foundation with a coveted four-star rating. This prestigious rating shows that the Surfrider Foundation is able to consistently execute its mission to protect and preserve our oceans, waves and beaches in a fiscally responsible manner, while efficiently growing and managing its finances. Read More »

LAIRD HAMILTON ASKS CITIZENS TO URGE PRESIDENT OBAMA AND CONGRESS TO “REINSTATE MORATORIUM”

July 14 2010

The Surfrider Foundation’s Not The Answer Campaign has partnered with waterman and activist Laird Hamilton for a new public service announcement (PSA) created by WINDOWSEATpictures urging President Obama and congress to reinstate the moratorium on offshore drilling. Hamilton is featured in both 30- and 60-second PSAs running online and on-air. Read More »

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT RULING UPHOLDS PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS RIGHTS

June 22 2010

The Surfrider Foundation won an important victory on June 17th when the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled (with Justice Stevens abstaining) in Florida Department of Environmental Protection v. Stop the Beach Renourishment to reject the challenge by private homeowners, uphold the constitutionality of Florida’s beach management program, and hold that the beach belongs to the public after beach renourishment has occurred. Read More »

6TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY KICKS OFF SUMMER

June 21 2010

Yesterday, surfers worldwide kicked off summer by paddling out and giving back to our oceans, waves and beaches in celebration of the sixth annual International Surfing Day, sponsored by Vitamin Water and Earthpack. Read More »

AMERICANS TO JOIN HANDS IN LARGEST GATHERING AGAINST OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING IN HISTORY

June 09 2010

On Saturday, June 26, the nation will join hands on beaches and in parks and cities all across America, united against the dangers offshore oil drilling present to our oceans and marine wildlife, fishing industries and coastal economies, in Hands Across The Sand. Read More »

6th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY EVENTS AND CHALLENGES ANNOUNCED

June 01 2010

In celebration of the 6th Annual International Surfing Day on June 20th, the Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine have announced a variety of on-site challenges from filmmaking to beach cleanups, art projects to surf contests at 200 locations worldwide. This year’s “challenges” and prizes are sponsored by: Vitamin Water, Electric, Ocean Minded, Matix, DVS, O’Neill, Reef, Sector Nine, Globe, Vans, Volcom, Billabong, Quiksilver, Rip Curl, and Spy Optics. Read More »

SURFRIDER ISSUES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE WHITE HOUSE’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON OFFSHORE DRILLING

May 27 2010

“While the Surfrider Foundation lauds the steps taken today by the White House, we are steadfast in our stance that this is not enough and call upon President Obama, as well as our congressional representatives, to immediately enact a permanent moratorium on new offshore drilling.” Read More »

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