The Surfrider Foundation won an important victory on August 25 when the Maine Supreme Judicial Court unanimously ruled in William A. McGarvey Jr. et al. v. Steven R. Whittredge et al. that private ownership rights in the intertidal lands do not allow oceanfront property owners to exclude the public from crossing the wet sand to reach the ocean in order to SCUBA dive or run a SCUBA diving business. Read More »

The Surfrider Foundation filed appeal today of Superior Court Judge Judith F. Hayes’ ruling siding with the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board’s determination to allow “open ocean” intake to withdraw seawater for an ocean desalination facility on the Carlsbad coast, the largest ever planned in the United States, and the first to be scrutinized by the California courts. The issue will now go to the Court of Appeal in the 4th Appellate District, which covers San Diego. Read More »

The Surfrider Foundation announced today that it has partnered with ECO Skin Care Inc., as its exclusive sunscreen partner. Read More »

Join celebrities from film, music and television at Malibu’s Surfrider Beach on Saturday, September 10 as they surf First Point in the Surfrider Foundation’s 6th Annual Celebrity Expression Session presented by Cali Bamboo. The hour-long free surf gives participants the opportunity to demonstrate their surfing skills on Malibu’s famous wave, while raising funds and awareness for the organization. Read More »

Inspired by Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Gardens campaign, contestants are encouraged to submit their sustainable landscaping project that includes photos and a brief description on the contest page by July 31. Read More »

Surfrider Foundation activists today joined tens of thousands of people across the country and around the world in protesting the expansion of offshore drilling. As part of the international Hands Across the Sand movement, citizens joined hands at hundreds of local events to express opposition to offshore drilling and support for clean energy. Read More »

Today, surfers worldwide kicked off summer by paddling out and giving back to our oceans, waves and beaches in celebration of the 7th Annual International Surfing Day, sponsored by Barefoot Wine. Read More »

The Surfrider Foundation won an important victory today when Judge Joan M. Lewis ruled in favor of open beach access at the Dana Point Strands Beach. Specifically, she ruled that the City of Dana Point’s severe beach access restrictions are unlawful because the record put forth by the City was “entirely lacking in evidentiary support for declaring a nuisance and that the City acted arbitrarily and capriciously in making such a declaration.” Read More »

The Surfrider Foundation and SURFING Magazine announced today that more than 147 official International Surfing Day events are confirmed to take place on Monday, June 20th. Surfrider Foundation Chapters, along with various other organizations, will host beach cleanups, art projects, dune restorations and surf clinics worldwide. Read More »

Brands And Businesses Now Allowed To Join And Share Benefits With Employees Read More »

In response to the recent press release issued by the Transportation Corridor Agencies, the Surfrider Foundation has issued the following statement: Read More »

Today marks the sobering anniversary of the massive Gulf Spill. On April 20, 2010, a blowout on British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon set off a chain of events that would eventually become our nation’s worst environmental disaster. The accident not only claimed 11 lives, but over the next 87 days, and estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled out into Gulf, wiping out the livelihoods of tens of thousands of others. Read More »

The long warm days of summer are right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by waxing your board on June 20, and catching some waves in honor of the 7th Annual International Surfing Day. Read More »

A new Surfrider Foundation report on ocean recreation in Oregon will inform the state's ocean planning process. Read More »

The Surfrider Foundation has announced that it will be rolling out a special membership offering in celebration of World Water Day. For one day only, March 22nd, beach and ocean supporters will receive a free limited edition reusable Nalgene™ bottle when they join or renew their membership to the Surfrider Foundation. Read More »

The Surfrider Foundation has partnered with Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to host a special member appreciation weekend. From Friday, April 8th through Sunday, April 10th, Mammoth Mountain will offer a 25% discount on daily lift tickets to every adult skier or boarder who presents a valid Surfrider Foundation membership card Read More »

In recognition of the 18th annual World Water Day on March 22nd, the Surfrider Foundation is launching a new microsite, calling upon people to share their water-saving tips, and offering a one day-only membership special. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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