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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.

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

08.29.11

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.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION APPEALS OCEAN DESALINATION TRIAL DECISION

08.19.11

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.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH ECO SKIN CARE

08.04.11

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

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

07.25.11

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.

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

07.22.11

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.

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