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Surfrider starts contest to turn trash into art after beach cleanup at Salt Creek

DANA POINT After collecting 800 pounds of trash at Salt Creek Beach last week, Surfrider Foundation wants volunteers to do something creative with what they found. Surfrider is kicking off its first Found Objects photo contest. As of Tuesday, Sept. 19 more than 700 people had submitted entries. Participants are encouraged to take a photo […]

Appeals Court Reaffirms Win, Access to Martin’s Beach

Surfrider Foundation and its legal team are once again victorious in its lawsuit to restore public access to Martins Beach. The California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District ruled in Surfrider Foundation v. Martins Beach 1, LLC et al. Show More Summary

How the newly proposed offshore drilling program could affect your coast

Surfrider Foundation's Pete Stauffer talks about how the effects of the Trump administration plan to open more areas to offshore oil and gas drilling. The post How the newly proposed offshore drilling program could affect your coast appeared first on

Fighting for a plastics-free ocean: Surfrider chapters advocate to stop the problem at it source

Surfrider Foundation chapters are working to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean through campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels.

Rich Jerks Block Public Access to California Beaches

Chad Nelsen, Surfrider Foundation: The small cove in San Mateo County known as Martins Beach, just south of Half Moon Bay, was used regularly by the public for at least a century -- until 2010, when the Silicon Valley billionaire and co-founder of Sun Microsystems Vinod Khosla locked a gate on the only road that provides public access to it.... Show More Summary

International Surfing Day 2017 - Sharing what we love!

For 364 days of the year, the Surfrider Foundation and our incredible network of volunteers works to protect our coasts. On International Surfing Day, we take a moment to celebrate the impact we’ve made, the campaigns we’ve won and the beaches we’ve protected.

Surfrider Argues to Uphold its Win in Martins Beach Lawsuit

Last week, Surfrider Foundation presented oral argument to the California Court of Appeal in its lawsuit challenging the closure of Martins Beach, in San Mateo County, California.

7 ways to partake in International Surfing Day

Saturday, June 17, is going to mark the day that the Surfrider Foundation celebrates International Surfing Day (ISD) this year. ISD is technically June 20, and has been since it was organized for the first time back in 2004. A post shared...Show More Summary

Lawsuit seeks review of agribusiness operations in Hawaii

A lawsuit alleges an agribusiness company broke Hawaii law by failing to conduct an environmental review before starting operations. Community group Ke Kauhulu o Mana, Surfrider Foundation, Kohola Leo, and … Click to Continue »

Hawaii Environmental Lawsuit Aims to Protect West Kaua’i Beaches and Targets Surf Break

On June 13, 2017, Surfrider Foundation, alongside three other groups and one individual filed a complaint against the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources and Syngenta Hawaii, LLC, for failure to perform the necessary environmental review for a land use permit involving a parcel of land at Kekaha, Wiamea (Kona), Kaua’i. Show More Summary

January Jones & Busy Philipps Enjoy a Day in Malibu with Madewell!

January Jones, Busy Philipps, and Famous in Love‘s Georgie Flores pose for photos at Madewell‘s launch of a collection with the Surfrider Foundation on Friday (June 10) in Malibu, Calif. Also in attendance at the event were UnREAL co-stars Constance Zimmer and Shiri Appleby, Rizzoli and Isles‘ Sasha Alexander, So You Think You Can Dance‘s [...]

June Is Breakwater Awareness Month in Long Beach!

The Sink the Breakwater project is being led by the Surfrider Foundation Long Beach Chapter to reconfigure the Long Beach Breakwater so that waves will greet the shores of Long Beach again. Only the LB Breakwater is being considered for this project, which sits between the Queen’s Way Gate to the west and the Alamitos Channel to the east. Show More Summary

John Severson, 83, founder of Surfer magazine

"Before John Severson, there was really no surf art, no surf magazines, no real surf films, no surfwear industry, no pro surfing, no Surfrider Foundation, no surf culture as we know it."

Inspiration and Engagement at the Blue Vision Summit in D.C.

Last week, key Surfrider Foundation staff and volunteers participated in the Blue Vision Summit in Washington, D.C. to discuss the main threats facing our ocean and participate in healthy ocean visits with Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill.

Surfboard Sustainability with Firewire CEO Mark Price

The Surf Industry Coastal Defenders (SICD) program is a collection of thought leaders who have aligned to fortify the Surfrider Foundation's mission to protect and enjoy our ocean, waves and beaches. We share a love of sea and surf and have a stake in preserving them. Show More Summary

Activist spotlight: Sasha Medlen with the Olympia chapter in the PNW!

Meet Sasha Medlen with the Surfrider Foundation Olympia Chapter in the Pacific Northwest!

Hundreds clean up SF’s Ocean Beach for Surfrider Earth Day event

Earth Day may have been Saturday, but that didn’t stop volunteers from showing up at Ocean Beach on Sunday morning to participate in the Surfrider Foundation’s annual Earth Day beach cleanup. Three stations along Ocean Beach — at Stairwell...Show More Summary

Impact of Ocean Friendly Gardens in West LA-Malibu

For the second year in a row, the Ocean Friendly Gardens Program of the Surfrider Foundation’s West Los Angeles/Malibu (WLAM) Chapter was part of a partnership that received a large water conservation grant from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).

Climate Action! Taking It to the Streets.

Join the Surfrider Foundation at the People’s Climate March on April 29, 2017. Help us send a strong message that climate change is impacting our ocean and coasts.

Fighting to Save Playuela in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Surfrider Foundation and our coalition partners are taking action to stop development threatening a pristine coast and world class waves in Puerto Rico.

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