Following two hearings filled with testimony that included comments from Surfrider Foundation, activists and ocean lovers alike, the Regional Water Quality Control Board denied the Transportation Corridor Agencies the necessary permit to build the first “segment” of the SR-241 toll road extension. 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 »

On Wednesday, June 19th the Regional Water Quality Control Board is expected to make a decision regarding the TCA’s permit to build the first “segment” of the SR-241 toll road extension. Surfrider Foundation is asking its supporters to attend the meeting at 1:00 PM to demonstrate opposition to the road. Public comment will be taken shortly after 1:00 PM. Read More »

A court settlement filed today requires the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard to ensure that toxic oil-dispersing chemicals used in federal waters off California will not harm sea turtles, whales and other endangered species or their habitats. Conservation groups sued to force the government to determine the dispersants’ safety for endangered species prior to their use — not afterward, as occurred during 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Read More »

The Surfrider Foundation is proud to announce it has teamed up with Volkswagen’s Think Blue. initiative. Together, Surfrider Foundation and Volkswagen of America, Inc. will encourage individuals across the country to make positive changes in their lives to ensure our nation’s oceans, waves, beaches and waterways are clean and healthy for future generations to come. Read More »

In anticipation of International Surfing Day on Thursday, June 20th, the Surfrider Foundation is hosting a month-long “Thirsty Thursday” Instagram contest to get supporters pumped for the annual celebration. For the next four Thursdays, Surfrider Foundation is thirsty for ocean, wave, beach, surf and environmental shots for a chance to win a Firewire surfboard. Read More »

Summer is right around the corner and this means that many people will soon flock to the beach. To help make sure your day at the beach does not make you sick, the Surfrider Foundation and Emergen-C Blue are releasing the Second Annual Blue Water Task Force Annual Report to share water quality results from the Foundation’s volunteer-run water testing labs. Read More »

The world’s largest gathering dedicated to global wave protection with representatives from 19 organizations and ten different countries came together for the 3rd Global Wave Conference in Rosarito, Mexico. The three-day conference concluded with the signing of a conference statement on wave protection and coastal preservation that marked the unity of the world’s surf protection organizations. Read More »

SPY is happily introducing the “greenest” sunglass frame ever made—the SPY + Surfrider Helm—as a part of its new eco-friendly Recompose Collection. With a shared passion for surfing and the common goal of environmental awareness, the SPY + Surfrider partnership aims to highlight Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics campaign while advancing the development of environmentally conscious eyewear built from sustainable sources. Read More »

Last week, the Obama Administration released the FY2014 budget, and once again it eliminates the EPA’s Beach Grant Program that funds recreational water quality monitoring programs to protect swimmer safety. Read More »

Short board, long board, no board, International Surfing Day returns, on Thursday, June 20. Read More »

This Friday, March 22nd marks World Water Day – a global observance that highlights the need for care and management of our world’s water resources. On this day, the Surfrider Foundation will celebrate not only by educating and driving awareness and support for various clean water campaigns and programs like Rise Above Plastics and Know Your H2O, but also offering a special World Water Day membership package. Read More »

The Surfrider Foundation today escalated their three-year effort to re-open Martin’s Beach for surfers, fishermen and the general public. Read More »

On Saturday, February 23rd, the Surfrider Foundation honored their 2012 Wavemakers at Cannon’s Seafood Grill in Dana Point. This annual awards ceremony honors individuals and companies for their outstanding volunteer efforts and support to help the Foundation fulfill its mission of protecting our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Read More »

To raise awareness about our world’s water issues and the small changes individuals can do to help, Surfrider Foundation is proud to bring back the “3 Second Movie Contest” presented by Teva and Finlandia Vodka. Between now and March 15th, the Surfrider Foundation is challenging participants to capture the essence of water in just three seconds. The top movie selections will be compiled into a short set to release on March 22nd – World Water Day. Read More »

Today, Judge Davis granted the County of San Mateo District Attorney’s motion to dismiss the trespassing charges filed against five surfers accessing Martin’s Beach. Read More »

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 »

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