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SURFRIDER FOUNDATION KICKS OFF “RAPTOBER”

10.02.12

This week the Surfrider Foundation and Rusty are excited to kick off the 2nd annual “Raptober” celebration. This month-long effort seeks to educate and inspire the public to eliminate plastic waste from our oceans, waves and beaches.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION RELEASES THIRD ITEM IN “TREASURES FOR THE COAST” ONLINE AUCTION

10.01.12

Following the success of its first two online auctions - day-long concert experiences with Dave Mathews Band and Jason Mraz - that raised over $35,000 combined, the Surfrider Foundation today announced the third item in the “Treasures for the Coast” online auction.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION VOWS TO STOP SEISMIC TESTING OFF CALIFORNIA COAST

09.20.12

The Surfrider Foundation vowed today to stop seismic testing slated to begin off the coast of Central California this November.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION LAUNCHES “TREASURES FOR THE COAST” ONLINE AUCTION

09.12.12

Following the successful online auction featuring a day-long concert experience with the Dave Mathews Band that raised $30,500, the Surfrider Foundation announced today the launch of “Treasures for the Coast,” a unique online auction featuring five one-of-a-kind items. These treasures will be auctioned online only at CharityBuzz.com for three weeks each in a randomly selected order.

EVEN WITH ARMOR, THEY CAN’T PROTECT THEMSELVES

08.30.12

Beginning September 15 and running through November 15, the Aquarium of the Pacific will be the first to host the Surfrider Foundation’s inaugural Ocean Armor art exhibit to educate visitors and raise awareness about coastal issues affecting the world’s coastlines. Also debuting on September 15 at the Aquarium of the Pacific is Ocean in Motion, a multimedia experience where visitors can learn ways to help conserve the ocean and its resources.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH AVP FOR 2012-2013 SEASONS

08.20.12

The Surfrider Foundation and Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) announced today a strategic, fully-integrated partnership for the 2012-2013 seasons as part of the “AVP Serve & Protect America’s Beaches™ Program.”

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION ACTIVISTS JOIN IN 3RD ANNUAL HANDS ACROSS THE SAND

08.04.12

“The massive turnout for the Hands Across the Sand today shows that people oppose the risky practice of offshore drilling and understand that we need to seek real solutions to our energy crisis including increased efficiency, conservation and renewable alternatives,” said Pete Stauffer, Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Program Manager.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION ACTIVISTS JOIN HANDS AGAINST OFFSHORE DRILLING

07.19.12

On Saturday, August 4, Surfrider Foundation activists will join hands on beaches and in parks across America to oppose offshore drilling and support alternative energy sources in the Third Annual Hands Across The Sand.

CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY RECOGNIZES INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY

06.18.12

The Surfrider Foundation announced today that the California State Assembly passed House Resolution No. 30; a resolution that recognizes 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.

INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY MEMBERSHIP SPECIALS ANNOUNCED

06.12.12

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

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION, TRANSWORLD SURF AND SME HOST INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY WEB-A-THON

05.21.12

The Surfrider Foundation, TransWorld SURF and SME announced today that they are hosting a Web-a-thon on International Surfing Day.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION LOOKS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO MALIBU INLET ISSUE

05.17.12

As far back as 2004, the Surfrider Foundation has raised concerns about the inlet at Surfrider Beach and its effect on surfing. In addition to efforts to enhance the coastal ecosystem through wetland restoration, Surfrider Foundation’s goal has been and continues to be the development of a plan to maintain the inlet location at the west end of the lagoon.

WORLD CHAMPION SURFERS KELLY SLATER AND STEPHANIE GILMORE SIGN ON TO BE ISD AMBASSADORS

05.08.12

The Surfrider Foundation announced today that World Champion surfers Kelly Slater and Stephanie Gilmore have signed on to be this year’s International Surfing Day Ambassadors. Observed globally on June 20th International Surfing Day celebrates the sport of surfing and helps raise awareness about issues facing our oceans, waves and beaches.

MA’ALAEA SAVED

05.07.12

After a twenty-three year battle, the Surfrider Foundation has announced that the famed surf break at Ma'alaea has been saved.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH GROUPON GRASSROOTS FOR WATER QUALITY TESTING

04.16.12

Today, the Surfrider Foundation and Groupon Grassroots, the philanthropic arm of Groupon, announce the launch of a local campaign to raise funds for water quality testing.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION RELEASES FINDINGS OF GULF OIL DISASTER STUDY

04.16.12

As we near the two-year anniversary of the tragic Deepwater Horizon Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the Surfrider Foundation is releasing preliminary findings from the “State of the Beach” oil trend study.

BLUE WATER TASK FORCE REPORT REVEALS TRENDS IN COASTAL WATER QUALITY

03.21.12

The spring break season is underway, summer is right around the corner and this means that many people will soon flock to the beach. In honor of World Water Day, the Surfrider Foundation and Emergen-C Blue are releasing the first Blue Water Task Force Annual Report to share water quality testing results from the Foundation’s volunteer-driven testing labs.

SURFRIDER SUPPORTS FERC DECISION TO TERMINATE PERMIT PROCESS FOR SAN ONOFRE WAVE ENERGY FARM

03.16.12

On March 9th, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the agency responsible for licensing wave energy projects, terminated the permit process for the San Onofre Wave Energy Farm, due to the applicant’s inability to prepare the required baseline information that would be needed for a license application. This process termination halts the project indefinitely.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION SPECIAL WORLD WATER MEMBERSHIP TO INCLUDE TEVA FUSE-ION SHOES

03.12.12

The Surfrider Foundation announced today that it will be offering a special membership package in celebration of World Water Day. For one day only, March 22nd, supporters will receive a free limited edition World Water Day t-shirt when they join or renew their memberships or make a donation to the Surfrider Foundation.

SURFRIDER OPPOSES ELIMINATION OF FEDERAL BEACH GRANT PROGRAM

02.16.12

The Surfrider Foundation was alarmed this week when the Obama Administration released their FY2013 EPA budget. Among the notable cuts was the elimination of the $9.9 million federal Beach Grant Program.

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