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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.

LAIRD HAMILTON ASKS CITIZENS TO URGE PRESIDENT OBAMA AND CONGRESS TO “REINSTATE MORATORIUM”

07.14.10

The Surfrider Foundation’s Not The Answer Campaign has partnered with waterman and activist Laird Hamilton for a new public service announcement (PSA) created by WINDOWSEATpictures urging President Obama and congress to reinstate the moratorium on offshore drilling. Hamilton is featured in both 30- and 60-second PSAs running online and on-air.

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT RULING UPHOLDS PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS RIGHTS

06.22.10

The Surfrider Foundation won an important victory on June 17th when the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled (with Justice Stevens abstaining) in Florida Department of Environmental Protection v. Stop the Beach Renourishment to reject the challenge by private homeowners, uphold the constitutionality of Florida’s beach management program, and hold that the beach belongs to the public after beach renourishment has occurred.

6TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY KICKS OFF SUMMER

06.21.10

Yesterday, surfers worldwide kicked off summer by paddling out and giving back to our oceans, waves and beaches in celebration of the sixth annual International Surfing Day, sponsored by Vitamin Water and Earthpack.

AMERICANS TO JOIN HANDS IN LARGEST GATHERING AGAINST OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING IN HISTORY

06.09.10

On Saturday, June 26, the nation will join hands on beaches and in parks and cities all across America, united against the dangers offshore oil drilling present to our oceans and marine wildlife, fishing industries and coastal economies, in Hands Across The Sand.

6th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY EVENTS AND CHALLENGES ANNOUNCED

06.01.10

In celebration of the 6th Annual International Surfing Day on June 20th, the Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine have announced a variety of on-site challenges from filmmaking to beach cleanups, art projects to surf contests at 200 locations worldwide. This year’s “challenges” and prizes are sponsored by: Vitamin Water, Electric, Ocean Minded, Matix, DVS, O’Neill, Reef, Sector Nine, Globe, Vans, Volcom, Billabong, Quiksilver, Rip Curl, and Spy Optics.

SURFRIDER ISSUES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE WHITE HOUSE’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON OFFSHORE DRILLING

05.27.10

“While the Surfrider Foundation lauds the steps taken today by the White House, we are steadfast in our stance that this is not enough and call upon President Obama, as well as our congressional representatives, to immediately enact a permanent moratorium on new offshore drilling.”

CALI BAMBOO, SURFRIDER FOUNDATION LAUNCH NATIONAL “GREEN HOME CHALLENGE”

05.11.10

Cali Bamboo, a premier manufacturer of green building materials made entirely from bamboo, and the Surfrider Foundation today launched the National “2010 Green Home Challenge.”

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION CALLS ON PRESIDENT OBAMA TO RESTORE THE OFFSHORE DRILLING MORATORIUM

04.30.10

In light of last week’s explosion of the Deepwater Horizon and subsequent oil spill, the Surfrider Foundation is urging President Obama to withdraw his recent plans to open up our coasts to offshore drilling and to restore the federal moratorium.

KICK-OFF SUMMER WITH THE SIXTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY CELEBRATION ON JUNE 20TH

04.28.10

On June 20th, surfers worldwide will welcome the long warm days of summer and accompanying swells by paddling out and catching waves in honor of the Sixth Annual International Surfing Day (ISD).

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION FILES SUIT AGAINST SAN DIEGO REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD

04.23.10

Surfrider Foundation filed a lawsuit yesterday against the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board challenging a permit allowing Poseidon Resources to withdraw 300 million gallons of seawater per day for the proposed Carlsbad ocean desalination plant. The complaint alleges that the proposed desalination facility must strictly comply with the California Water Code to minimize the intake and mortality of marine life.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION OPPOSES PRESIDENT OBAMA’s NEW OFFSHORE DRILLING AND EXPLORATION PLAN

03.31.10

"The Surfrider Foundation considers anything short of a complete reinstatement of the federal moratorium on offshore oil drilling a loss. While we are pleased that the coastal waters off the west coast will not see any new offshore oil drilling (for the time being), we view this as simply maintaining the status quo that has been afforded us for the last 30 years. By opening up the mid-Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and north coast of Alaska to new offshore oil drilling and exploration, the Minerals Management Service not only places our environment at risk, it threatens the livelihoods of millions of Americans who rely on clean, healthy, oil-free oceans and beaches to support fishing, tourism and other industries."

ROCK FOR CLEAN WATER

03.29.10

To get vocal chords warmed up for the second annual Blue Note Karaoke event May 6th at The OC Tavern in San Clemente, the Surfrider Foundation and Emergen-C® kick off a two-week MySpace karaoke contest from today until April 12th where one lucky winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to Southern California to join surfers, activists and karaoke aficionados in “rocking out for a cause.”

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION CELEBRATES WORLD WATER DAY

03.09.10

March 22nd is World Water Day – a global observance of our planet’s most precious resource. In recognition of World Water Day, the Surfrider Foundation is unveiling a robust offering of events and activities, including the launch of a new water quality and management-related program, a new educational video, an exciting water quality-themed online contest, and a one day-only membership offering.

BORDERS PERRIN NORRANDER RISE ABOVE PLASTICS WITH NEW SURFRIDER FOUNDATION PSA

03.08.10

Portland-based creative agency Borders Perrin Norrander (bpn) recently launched the Surfrider Foundation Public Service Announcement (PSA) Rise Above Plastics for international use. The digital spot features a whale swimming through a sea of plastic pollution desperate to reach the open surface. The whale soon becomes completely coated with plastic debris as he breaches through a floating bed of plastic bottles, bags, and soda rings, where he remains beached. The camera then widens to an aerial view and we see the extent of the floating island of plastic.

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