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SURFRIDER FOUNDATION MARKS ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE GULF SPILL

04.20.11

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.

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

04.18.11

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.

NEW COASTAL RECREATION STUDY WILL HELP INFORM OREGON OCEAN PLANNING

03.18.11

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

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION OFFERING SPECIAL WORLD WATER DAY MEMBERSHIP

03.16.11

The Surfrider Foundation has announced that it will be rolling out a special membership offering in celebration of World Water Day. For one day only, March 22nd, beach and ocean supporters will receive a free limited edition reusable Nalgene™ bottle when they join or renew their membership to the Surfrider Foundation.

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN HOSTS SURFRIDER FOUNDATION WEEKEND

03.09.11

The Surfrider Foundation has partnered with Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to host a special member appreciation weekend. From Friday, April 8th through Sunday, April 10th, Mammoth Mountain will offer a 25% discount on daily lift tickets to every adult skier or boarder who presents a valid Surfrider Foundation membership card

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION LAUNCHES WORLD WATER DAY WEBSITE

02.22.11

In recognition of the 18th annual World Water Day on March 22nd, the Surfrider Foundation is launching a new microsite, calling upon people to share their water-saving tips, and offering a one day-only membership special.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION HONORS 2010 WAVEMAKERS

02.07.11

On Saturday, the Surfrider Foundation’s Board of Directors and Staff gathered at Irons in the Fire in San Clemente to honor the 2010 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.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION ISSUES STATEMENT ON MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT

12.17.10

After several years of hard work and negotiations, the California Fish & Game Commission approved a network of 36 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Southern California – part of a statewide process required by the 1999 Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA). The MLPA’s goals are to: ‘set aside’ areas of the ocean to increase fish populations, enhance marine habitat, and improve recreational and educational opportunities. Research on MPAs from around the world proves that they create larger fish populations and increase biodiversity within their boundaries.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION NOTCHES 150 COASTAL VICTORIES

12.07.10

In 2005, the Surfrider Foundation set an ambitious goal to attain 150 coastal victories by the end of 2010. On December 1st, the organization successfully achieved this milestone when the Obama administration announced that it would ban new offshore drilling in the continental United States for the next seven years; capping a two-year effort by the Foundation to restore coastal protection lost in 2008.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION JOINS FORCES WITH PROTECT OUR WINTERS

12.02.10

The Surfrider Foundation, the leading name in beach and coastal protection, has teamed up with Protect Our Winters, the top non-profit from the world of snow sports to offer a combined membership that will allow boardsports enthusiasts to protect where they play.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION ISSUES STATEMENT ON PRESIDENTIAL BAN ON OFFSHORE DRILLING

12.01.10

“Today the Obama Administration announced that it will be banning new offshore drilling along the continental United States for the next seven years. The Surfrider Foundation applauds this decision and holds it up as a major victory for our nation’s oceans and coastlines, and for the local communities who depend on them for their livelihoods. The Surfrider Foundation is particularly proud of their 20,000+ activists who sent letters and messages to President Obama asking for the reinstatement of the executive moratorium on offshore drilling. Even as hundreds of Gulf Shore communities continue to struggle to recover from this nation’s most devastating environmental disaster, today’s decision underscores the importance of grassroots mobilization to protect our nation’s natural resources. America must permanently ban all new offshore drilling, end the harmful practice of seismic testing and continue to move towards clean and renewable energy.”

GIVE BACK TO OUR OCEANS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

11.10.10

Give a gift to your friends and family this holiday season that you know will give back to our oceans, waves and beaches. The Surfrider Foundation Holiday Gift Membership is a fun, environmentally conscious package that includes all the great membership benefits, plus a few extras available exclusively this holiday season.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION MOURNS THE LOSS OF ANDY IRONS

11.02.10

“The Surfrider Foundation was saddened to hear of the passing of Andy Irons. Andy was a true champion, both in and out of the water. We remain thankful for the time, energy and support, which he so generously showed us over the years. Our love goes out to Andy’s family and friends.”

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH DRAGON’S E.C.O. COLLECTION

09.28.10

Dragon has partnered with the Surfrider Foundation in an effort to help the oil spill crisis in the Gulf. With every purchase from the new Dragon E.C.O. (Environmentally Conscious Optics) Collection of sunglasses, money will be donated to the Foundation to fund water testing and cleanup efforts all along the damaged areas of the Gulf coast.

CALIFORNIA SENATE FAILS TO PASS BAG BAN

09.01.10

Last night, with at 21-14 vote, the California State Senate failed to pass AB 1998—a bill that would have banned single-use plastic carryout bags statewide.

MARTYN LENOBLE & CHRISTINA APPLEGATE HOST THE 5TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY EXPRESSION SESSION

08.16.10

On Saturday, September 11, 2010 Martyn Lenoble and Christina Applegate will host the Surfrider Foundation’s fifth annual Celebrity Expression Session at First Point, Surfrider Beach in Malibu. The 45-minute free surf gives celebrity surfers from music, film and television the opportunity to have some fun demonstrating their skills on Malibu’s famous point, while also raising money and awareness for the Surfrider Foundation.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION AND PLANET GREEN PARTNER ON SECOND INSTALLMENT OF BLUE AUGUST

08.10.10

This August, Surfrider Foundation and Planet Green are partnering to bring viewers the second installment of Blue August, a month long programming event that will focus on the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, and waterways. Over the course of the month, various programs will not only entertain, but also educate viewers on the nature of our water and the vital need to protect it from harm—a timely message in light of the disaster unfolding in the Gulf.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION SIGNS HISTORIC SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT ON WAVE ENERGY PROJECT

08.04.10

The Surfrider Foundation today joined over a dozen government agencies, ocean stakeholder groups, and environmental organizations in signing a historic settlement agreement with Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) in support of the construction and operation of the Reedsport OPT Wave Park.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION LAUNCHES COASTAL KNOWLEDGE RESOURCE, “BEACHAPEDIA”

08.03.10

Surfrider Foundation is excited to announce the launch of its new online coastal science reference tool, Beachapedia.org. The new community-driven site will effectively catalog combined coastal science information taken from the Surfrider Foundation activist network and environmental experts.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION RECEIVES COVETED FOUR-STAR RATING ON CHARITY NAVIGATOR FOR THRID YEAR IN A ROW

07.22.10

For the third year in a row, Charity Navigator has awarded the Surfrider Foundation with a coveted four-star rating. This prestigious rating shows that the Surfrider Foundation is able to consistently execute its mission to protect and preserve our oceans, waves and beaches in a fiscally responsible manner, while efficiently growing and managing its finances.

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