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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 »

CALI BAMBOO, SURFRIDER FOUNDATION LAUNCH NATIONAL “GREEN HOME CHALLENGE”

May 11 2010

Cali Bamboo, a premier manufacturer of green building materials made entirely from bamboo, and the Surfrider Foundation today launched the National “2010 Green Home Challenge.” Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION CALLS ON PRESIDENT OBAMA TO RESTORE THE OFFSHORE DRILLING MORATORIUM

April 30 2010

In light of last week’s explosion of the Deepwater Horizon and subsequent oil spill, the Surfrider Foundation is urging President Obama to withdraw his recent plans to open up our coasts to offshore drilling and to restore the federal moratorium. Read More »

KICK-OFF SUMMER WITH THE SIXTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY CELEBRATION ON JUNE 20TH

April 28 2010

On June 20th, surfers worldwide will welcome the long warm days of summer and accompanying swells by paddling out and catching waves in honor of the Sixth Annual International Surfing Day (ISD). Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION FILES SUIT AGAINST SAN DIEGO REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD

April 23 2010

Surfrider Foundation filed a lawsuit yesterday against the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board challenging a permit allowing Poseidon Resources to withdraw 300 million gallons of seawater per day for the proposed Carlsbad ocean desalination plant. The complaint alleges that the proposed desalination facility must strictly comply with the California Water Code to minimize the intake and mortality of marine life. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION OPPOSES PRESIDENT OBAMA’s NEW OFFSHORE DRILLING AND EXPLORATION PLAN

March 31 2010

"The Surfrider Foundation considers anything short of a complete reinstatement of the federal moratorium on offshore oil drilling a loss. While we are pleased that the coastal waters off the west coast will not see any new offshore oil drilling (for the time being), we view this as simply maintaining the status quo that has been afforded us for the last 30 years. By opening up the mid-Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and north coast of Alaska to new offshore oil drilling and exploration, the Minerals Management Service not only places our environment at risk, it threatens the livelihoods of millions of Americans who rely on clean, healthy, oil-free oceans and beaches to support fishing, tourism and other industries." Read More »

ROCK FOR CLEAN WATER

March 29 2010

To get vocal chords warmed up for the second annual Blue Note Karaoke event May 6th at The OC Tavern in San Clemente, the Surfrider Foundation and Emergen-C® kick off a two-week MySpace karaoke contest from today until April 12th where one lucky winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to Southern California to join surfers, activists and karaoke aficionados in “rocking out for a cause.” Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION CELEBRATES WORLD WATER DAY

March 09 2010

March 22nd is World Water Day – a global observance of our planet’s most precious resource. In recognition of World Water Day, the Surfrider Foundation is unveiling a robust offering of events and activities, including the launch of a new water quality and management-related program, a new educational video, an exciting water quality-themed online contest, and a one day-only membership offering. Read More »

BORDERS PERRIN NORRANDER RISE ABOVE PLASTICS WITH NEW SURFRIDER FOUNDATION PSA

March 08 2010

Portland-based creative agency Borders Perrin Norrander (bpn) recently launched the Surfrider Foundation Public Service Announcement (PSA) Rise Above Plastics for international use. The digital spot features a whale swimming through a sea of plastic pollution desperate to reach the open surface. The whale soon becomes completely coated with plastic debris as he breaches through a floating bed of plastic bottles, bags, and soda rings, where he remains beached. The camera then widens to an aerial view and we see the extent of the floating island of plastic. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH BRITA AND NALGENE’S FILTERFORGOOD® PROGRAM

February 10 2010

The Surfrider Foundation is proud to announce it has teamed up with Brita and Nalgene’s FilterForGood campaign. Together, Surfrider Foundation and FilterForGood will inspire individuals to “connect the drops” and make positive choices to ensure our nation's waterways stay clean and healthy for generations to come. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION HONORS 2009 WAVEMAKERS

February 08 2010

On Saturday, the Surfrider Foundation’s Board of Directors and Staff gathered at Irons in the Fire in San Clemente to honor select individuals and companies for their outstanding volunteer efforts and support during the prior year to help the organization fulfill its mission of protecting our oceans, waves and beaches. Congratulations to the Surfrider Foundation’s 2009 Wavemaker Award recipients: Read More »

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