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Updates on Santa Barbara Oil Spill at Refugio State Beach

On May 19, 2015, the popular and pristine beaches of Refugio State Beach were covered by sticky, smelly, black oil. Shockwaves spread through Santa Barbara—a tiny town all too familiar with oil spills. As Santa Barbara once again contends with a catastrophic spill, the memories of the devastating 1969 spill still linger. Show More Summary

Surfrider College Clubs take to Capitol Hill, Part 2

Cal Poly College Club Chair Alex Ly shares his experience attending 5th Annual Blue Vision Summit in Washington, DC May 11-14th. This is a 4 part series.

Laird Hamilton’s GolfBoard Open

So big wave surfer Laird Hamilton is reportedly the co-founder of a company that makes a skateboard like golf cart that’s used at Bend, Oregon’s Tetherow Resort. It’s call the GolfBoard. And next weekend he is hosting the world’s first “GolfBoard Only Tournament.” In other words, everyone has to get around the course on a […]

Shark Mary Lee Heads South

Mary Lee has left the building. Or the coast of Long Island, which is good enough for me. When we last reported on the lovely 3,500 pound great white shark, she was idling away the hours off of Gilgo, whilst...

Katie McAnena at Magheroarty

Katie McAnena scored some big waves at Magheroarty in north west Donegal, which is one of her favorite spots for windsurfing in Ireland. The post Katie McAnena at Magheroarty appeared first on Continentseven.

2014 BWTF Annual Report

The Surfrider Foundation is pleased to release its 2014 Annual Report for the Blue Water Task Force program. The time and interest that chapters and volunteers continue to dedicate towards monitoring the water quality at their localShow More Summary

Backloop off the lip – Philip Köster

A perfect Backloop off the lip (also called Aerial Backloop) by Philip Köster at Pozo Izquierdo two days ago. The post Backloop off the lip – Philip Köster appeared first on Continentseven.

Protesting Oil Drilling in Kayaks Made of Plastic - Ironic?

There's a kayak and paddleboard-based protest happening in my hometown of Seattle, Washington. The protest is a blockade of a giant Shell Oil drilling rig that is in the harbor being readied to start drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean. Show More Summary

Life Beyond Walls: Highway 101

Undecided on where to take a spring trip this year, Yadin Nicol and Dillon Perillo looked at the reports, packed their bags, and bought one-way tickets to Smith’s new home in Portland, Oregon. From there, the two embarked on a 1,600-mile journey down the pacific northwest coast searching for waves and avoiding sharks. Titled “Highway […]

Parmenter 6 Channel For Sale

Single - Studies of Movement - featuring Stephanie Gilmore from the Spirit of Akasha sessions by Andrew Kidman from Andrew Kidman on Vimeo. Beautiful. 6'6" Parmenter V-6, 19.75 wide x 2.75 thick. The classic, a stepped up version of the board Stephanie Gilmore rides in 'Spirit Of Akasha' and Andrew Kidman's 'Single' book. Show More Summary

Surfrider College Clubs & Staff take to Capitol Hill

On May 11-14th Surfrider staff and four college students from a variety of Surfrider Clubs across the US attend the Blue Vision Summit in DC. Hosted by the Blue Frontier Campaign, the Blue Vision Summit brought together ocean advocates, scientists, and members of industry to discuss ways to advance marine conservation.

Philip Köster at Pozo

Philip Köster definitely knows how to sail in Pozo. Watch this short clip from Philip's windsurfing session yesterday. The post Philip Köster at Pozo appeared first on Continentseven.

Shaper Roger Hinds Wins Another One

One of the most fun contests to watch at the Boardroom Surfboard Show (mostly because it shows how fast shapers can get a board done when they want to) is the Icons of Foam. Each year a crew of shapers are given the directive to shape a board just like one of the greats would […]

House Vote to Block EPA’s Clean Water Rule

On May 12, 2015 the U. S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1732, The Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015. This bill requires the EPA to withdraw their proposed clean water rule and go back to the drawing board. Fortunately, this bill did not receive enough votes to overturn a Presidential veto if it comes to that.

Santa Cruz BWTF, 20+ Years of Service!

The Santa Cruz Chapter was one of the first Surfrider chapters to establish a BWTF water testing program back in 1993. Over the past 20+ years, the chapter has been building a historical record of water quality information for local beaches and driving campaigns to solve beach pollution problems.

Marin County BWTF fostering Student Scientists & Advocates

The Marin County Chapter uses its BWTF water testing program to educate local high school students on the science and methodology of water quality monitoring, local water pollution issues, and Surfrider’s mission to protect and enjoy our ocean, waves and beaches.

South Sound BWTF in Tacoma, WA

The South Sound Chapter is providing a great collaborative opportunity through their BWTF water testing program for an educational institution, Surfrider volunteers, and local health agencies to work together to provide better protection for beachgoers and water recreational enthusiasts in Tacoma, Washington.

Virginia Beach BWTF, 1rst Year Anniversary

This spring marks the passage of a successful first year of providing year-round water quality information to surfers and other ocean recreationists by the Virginia Beach BWTF

Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meeting at 5:00 PM, Kahala

Training Group: Downwinder on Wednesday, Sandy’s to Hawaii Kai Race on SundayPlease meet at Wai’alae Beach Park in Kahala at 5 pm to catch the trailer, launch will be from Canoe Hale in Hawaii Kai. Please let Robert or Jeff know by Tuesday afternoon if you would like to demo a race board. Please note that [...]

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