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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.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THREE-SECOND MOVIE CONTEST

02.13.12

In celebration next month’s World Water Day, the Surfrider Foundation, Teva and GoPro are teaming up to host what may be one of the most unique video challenge ever; The 3 Second Movie Contest.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION HONORS 2011 WAVEMAKERS

02.06.12

On Saturday, the Surfrider Foundation’s Board of Directors and Staff gathered at the Talega Golf Club in San Clemente to honor their 2011 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.

ENVIROSAX RELEASES LIMITED-EDITION LINE TO BENEFIT SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

01.30.12

Today, Envirosax unveils its new Surfrider Foundation limited edition collection of gorgeous water-inspired reusable bags featuring artwork from the Foundation’s friends Ned Evans, Robb Havassy and Melinda Morey.

TORREY MEISTER TEAMS UP WITH SURFRIDER

01.17.12

The Surfrider Foundation announced this week that it has teamed up with Hawaii’s Torrey Meister to try and win this year’s Innersection film competition.

8th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY RETURNS JUNE 20

01.11.12

Grab your surfboard and get ready to celebrate International Surfing Day on Wednesday, June 20th.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION RELEASES UNITED STATES SURF ECONOMICS REPORT

11.03.11

Last week at the Global Wave Conference in San Sebastian, Spain, the Surfrider Foundation and Surf-First released the inaugural U.S. Surf Economics Report, which provides demographic and economic characterizations of surfers at the national, regional, state and surf break levels. The report is designed assist coastal activists in demonstrating the importance of surfers to coastal economies.

EMERGEN-C BLUE & SURFRIDER FOUNDATION PARTNER TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY AT BEACHES & COASTAL AREAS

11.02.11

The Blue Water Task Force Presented by Emergen-C monitors bacteria levels at beaches and freshwater sites, and compares them to federal water quality standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect public health in recreational waters.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION HOSTS OFFICIAL RIP CURL PRO SEARCH KICK OFF PARTY NOVEMBER 1 AT MEZZANINE

10.11.11

In anticipation of the World Tour coming to San Francisco, the Surfrider Foundation announced today that it will host the official Rip Curl Pro Search Kick Off Party at Mezzanine November 1st with lo-fi garage rocker Ty Segall and the recently reunited Kut U Up featuring Transworld SURF Editor-in-Chief Chris Cote.

RISE ABOVE PLASTICS THIS OCTOBER WITH THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

09.28.11

Join the Surfrider Foundation and Rusty as they celebrate Raptoberfest – a month long initiative to raise awareness about the harms of single-use plastics in our marine and coastal environments. Throughout the month, the Surfrider Foundation will host a variety of activations, special contests and membership offerings.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION ISSUES STATEMENT ON TOLL ROAD COMPLETION AND JOBS

09.15.11

Job creation study not reflective of similar, yet less costly and more effective alternatives.

CELEBRITY SURFERS RAISE $50,000 FOR THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

09.12.11

Not even the dark sky and rain could stop celebrity surfers from hitting the water on September 10th to raise funds and awareness for the Surfrider Foundation at the 6th Annual Celebrity Expression Session presented by Cali Bamboo.

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