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After nearly five years of data collection, stakeholder engagement and public process that included the Surfrider Foundation and its Oregon Chapter Network, the State of Oregon approved a Territorial Sea Plan to protect special recreational and ecological places, including key surf spots, while creating opportunities for renewable ocean energy development. Read More »

Pennywise frontman and “Punk Rock Dad” author Jim Lindberg can add another line to his expanding resume – Surfrider Foundation board member. Surfrider Foundation’s Board of Directors recently appointed Jim to serve on the board for a two-year term, during which he will focus on fundraising efforts and expanding the Foundation’s relationships with tastemakers in the music industry. Read More »

After eight hours of testimony that included comments from Surfrider Foundation, activists and ocean lovers alike, the California Coastal Commission denied Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) the necessary permit to conduct seismic testing off the Central California Coast. The Commission unanimously found the project inconsistent with the Coastal Act. Read More »

As Surfrider Foundation’s highly successful “Treasures for the Coast” online auction nears its end, the organization has announced yet another one-of-a-kind item as the next piece to hit the auction block. Read More »

The Surfrider Foundation is calling on supporters to rally next Wednesday, November 14th in opposition of a proposed seismic testing project along California’s Central Coast. The rally will take place during the California Coastal Commission meeting at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Read More »

As we pause to consider those we have lost from Hurricane Sandy and focus on the immediate recovery efforts for those who have lost their homes, power, water and other life sustaining necessities, we are reminded of the real and devastating effect that are being caused by rising sea levels. Read More »

With voter turnout a major issue in the 2012 election, Protect Our Winters and the Surfrider Foundation have asked professional skiers, snowboarders and surfers to remind their respective communities to get out and vote. Read More »

The Surfrider Foundation and San Francisco-based BlooSee Incorporated announced today a “mapping partnership” that integrates technology and ocean conservation. The goal of the partnership is to provide Surfrider Foundation supporters and volunteers with information about current campaigns, coastal water quality updates, upcoming beach cleanups, and chapter locations utilizing BlooSee’s mapping system and technology resources. Read More »

After the close of its most recent online auction, a Modern/Classic Dale Velzy-shaped redwood surfboard that sold for $8,000, the Surfrider Foundation today placed the fourth item in the “Treasures for the Coast” online auction up for sale. Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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.” Read More »

“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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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

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

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