June 02 2011

7th Annual International Surfing Day Events and Membership Special Announced

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.

“There are so many fantastic events lined up for this year’s International Surfing Day. It’s the perfect excuse to take some time off, surf and give back to our oceans, waves and beaches,” says Laura Mazzarella, Surfrider Foundation’s Marketing Manager.  “We’re excited to celebrate ISD with people everywhere, whether it’s through a local event or through our special membership drive.”

Key events this year include the Otter Rock and Roll Surf Contest in Oregon for kids of all ages; the Colorado River Surfing Association’s surf contest and river cleanup; the South Texas Chapter’s free surf clinics for kids in South Padre Island; horseshoe crab tagging in Connecticut; and a surf art fundraiser in Washington, DC.  Additional events from taking place around the world can be found at  

Keeping with tradition, the Surfrider Foundation will also host a special International Surfing Day drive to encourage people to join or renew their memberships. For $25, new or renewing members will receive a limited edition ISD t-shirt, a complimentary one-year subscription to SURFING Magazine and a bar of all natural surf wax.  For those looking to go big on International Surfing Day, join or renew at the $100 level and receive all the great premiums above along with a pair of Dragon E.C.O. Sunglasses.  

In addition to the Surfrider Foundation-hosted events worldwide, International Surfing Day sponsor Barefoot Wine is dispatching film crews to ten locations.  Footage captured will be used to create One Beach, a film series about a global community coming together to keep beaches barefoot friendly through optimism and creativity.  Directed by Jason Baffa, One Beach will premiere in Fall 2011.

Founded seven years ago by the Surfrider Foundation and SURFING Magazine, International Surfing Day unites surfers from around the world in celebration of the sport of surfing.  As is tradition with the annual holiday, surfers will do their part to give back to our oceans, waves and beaches through various organized events courtesy of the Surfrider Foundation.  International Surfing Day has exploded from 16 domestic and one international location in 2005 to more than 147 events in 29 countries this year, including unexpected locations such as Taiwan, Malta and Ghana.

Surfrider Foundation, SURFING Magazine and Barefoot Wine make the 7th Annual International Surfing Day possible.