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SURFRIDER FOUNDATION RELEASES UNITED STATES SURF ECONOMICS REPORT

November 03 2011

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. Read More »

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

November 02 2011

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. Read More »

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

October 11 2011

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. Read More »

RISE ABOVE PLASTICS THIS OCTOBER WITH THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

September 28 2011

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. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION ISSUES STATEMENT ON TOLL ROAD COMPLETION AND JOBS

September 15 2011

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

CELEBRITY SURFERS RAISE $50,000 FOR THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

September 12 2011

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. Read More »

MAINE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF STRONGER PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS RIGHTS

August 29 2011

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 »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION APPEALS OCEAN DESALINATION TRIAL DECISION

August 19 2011

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 »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH ECO SKIN CARE

August 04 2011

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

CELEBRITIES SURF FIRST POINT AT THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION’S 6TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY EXPRESSION SESSION

July 25 2011

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 »

ONE WEEK LEFT IN THE CALI BAMBOO, SURFRIDER FOUNDATION NATIONAL GREENSCAPE CHALLENGE

July 22 2011

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 JOINS GLOBAL PROTEST AGAINST OFFSHORE DRILLING

June 25 2011

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 »

7th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY KICKS OFF SUMMER

June 20 2011

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 »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION WINS LAWSUIT FOR BEACH ACCESS AT STRANDS

June 06 2011

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 »

GET ACTIVE, GET WET, GET INVOLVED

June 02 2011

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 »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION ROLLS OUT NEW CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM

May 16 2011

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

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION RESPONDS TO TCA

May 04 2011

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

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION MARKS ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE GULF SPILL

April 20 2011

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 »

CATCH A WAVE & KICK OFF THE SUMMER WITH THE 7TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY

April 18 2011

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 »

NEW COASTAL RECREATION STUDY WILL HELP INFORM OREGON OCEAN PLANNING

March 18 2011

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

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