June 12 2012

The Surfrider Foundation announced today that on June 20th it will offer a special package for new and renewing members this International Surfing Day.
This year, supporters who join online at or by calling the ISD Web-a-thon toll free hotline at 877-959-7873 on ISD have the option of signing up at one of three different membership levels: Standard ($30), Deluxe ($125) or VIP ($300).  Each of the membership levels include a limited edition International Surfing Day t-shirt, On A Mission ECO surf wax, one-year subscription to TransWorld SURF magazine and a one-year membership to the Surfrider Foundation.  The Deluxe ISD Package also includes ECO Logical all-natural SPF 30 sunblock, a DaKine Point backpack and Creatures of Leisure 6’ Leash.  The VIP includes everything listed above along with a GoPro Hero2 Surf Edition Camera.
The Surfrider Foundation has confirmed more than 120 official International Surfing Day events over 20 countries taking place on Wednesday, June 20th.  Surfrider Foundation Chapters, along with various other organizations and groups will host beach cleanups, dune restorations, surf clinics, and other fun surf-themed activities worldwide, allowing people to celebrate surfing and give back to our oceans, waves and beaches.
In addition to the events taking place worldwide, the Surfrider Foundation, TransWorld SURF and SME are producing an eight-hour web-a-thon to activate fans of surfing who do not live near the beach.  Influenced by the MDA telethons popularized in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, the ISD web-a-thon will feature a variety of guests including pro surfers, celebrities, environmental heroes and musical guests conducting interviews, performing live and answering phones to help the Surfrider Foundation reach its goal of 2,000 new members.
“This year promises to be our best year yet in terms all the various events taking place around the world, our Web-a-thon, and the great ISD membership packages being offered to our supporters,” says Matt McClain, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Surfrider Foundation.
To become a member of the Surfrider Foundation on International Surfing Day, visit or call into the web-a-thon at 877-959-SURF (7873)


About International Surfing Day
International Surfing Day is a worldwide celebration of the sport of surfing and an opportunity to give to our coastal environments through various events organized by the Surfrider Foundation.  Founded in 2005 by Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine, International Surfing Day has gone from just a handful of local observances in the United States to more than 200 events in 30 countries worldwide.  For more information on International Surfing Day, visit
About TransWorld SURF
Since its inception in 1999, TransWorld SURF has become the embodiment of youth, progression and innovation.  Through its print, digital, video and event properties, TransWorld SURF is the fastest growing surf media company in the industry.  Found online at  TransWorld SURF is based in Carlsbad, California, and published by TransWorld Media, the world’s leading action sports media company.  TransWorld is a division of Bonnier Corporation.
Bonnier Corp. ( is one of the largest consumer-publishing roups in America and is leading the media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through 50 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events.  Bonier Corp. is the US division of the Bonnier Group (, a 200-year-old family-owned media group based in Sweden with business operations in 25 countries. 
About SME
SME is the premiere vertical action sports multimedia site.  SME creates, develops, and distributes original content, and both online and offline contests.  SME spotlights young, up and coming athletes and artists as SME is the authentic expression of action sports, film, fashion, art, and music.