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ISD Celebration in Huntington Beach, California

ISD Celebration in Huntington Beach, California

To celebrate International Surfing Day, the Surfrider Foundation Huntington/Seal Beach and Newport Beach Chapter’s close to 3,000 volunteers and guests gathered at the Huntington Beach pier for a beach cleanup, surfing, paddle out, yoga session and more! Over 170 volunteers picked up more than 185 pounds of trash. Volunteers weighed their trash collection post-cleanup.  Over 3.5 […]

ISD Triumph in Phuket, Thailand

ISD Triumph in Phuket, Thailand

The first International Surfing Day beach cleanup in Phuket, Thailand was held this June 20, 2014.  Despite a recent military coup and restrictions placed on large public gatherings, supporters gathered to remove countless bags of plastic, styrofoam, fishing line and nets from the local beach.  With the help of several families, local lifeguards and an English/Thai translator, guests […]

ISD Celebrations from sunrise to sunset in Portugal

ISD Celebrations from sunrise to sunset in Portugal

Volunteers and supporters gathered in Praia de Afife, Portugal for International Surfing Day.  Guests celebrated from sunrise to sundown with surf sesssions, a beach cleanup, a BBQ, live music, yoga and more!     Photo credit: Moving Up & Friends, Viano do Castelo, Portugal

Otter Rock & Roll Celebrations for ISD in Oregon

Otter Rock & Roll Celebrations for ISD in Oregon

Surfrider Foundation Oregon Chapters, Portland, Newport and Siuslaw, joined forces in celebration of International Surfing Day.  Chapter volunteers gathered at the Otter Rock and Roll Surf Competition at Otter Rock and Devil’s Punch Bowl Beach in Newport, Oregon for a youth surfing competition and environmental awareness day.   Photo credit: Charlie Plybon, Surfrider Foundation

ISD Stand Up Paddle Workshop in France

ISD Stand Up Paddle Workshop in France

Volunteers gathered at the “Île Simon” in Tours, France for a stand up paddle boarding workshop and river cleanup this International Surfing Day.  Participants helped clean trash from the island and banks of the river, knowing that the health of our inland water sources greatly affects the health of our coasts.  Guests celebrated post-cleanup with skateboard […]

ISD Beach Cleanup & Environmental Awareness in Oahu, Hawaii

ISD Beach Cleanup & Environmental Awareness in Oahu, Hawaii

The Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter extends “Big Mahalos” to everyone who participated in this year’s International Surfing Day event.  Chapter volunteers hosted a beach cleanup from Kahala to Kuhio on the south shore of Oahu, Hawaii.  City Councilman Chang event stopped by for a visit to help increase awareness about EPS foam and its detriments […]

Today is Perfect

Today is Perfect

Being terrified of the ocean is a common reality for many if not most people. Overcoming it to charge the heaviest waves this side of Saturn is less common — a lot less common. Mark Mathews is part of that latter camp. Not only did he overcome a childhood fear, but he also overcame a gnarly surf-life-threatening fall that had […]

SURFER’s Hot 100 Class of 2014 Announced

SURFER’s Hot 100 Class of 2014 Announced

For almost 25 years SURFER’s Hot 100 has ranked, and predicted the fortunes of surfing’s next generation. Many of the Hot 100 alumni have gone on to become freesurfing superstars, World Title contenders, World Champions, and multiple World Champions, and we predict this year’s class to be no different. Some of the predictions were easy, […]

10 Surfers who Owned 2013

10 Surfers who Owned 2013

  RedBull rates the 10 Surfers who Owned 2013… Check out the list here. 1. Kelly Slater 2. John John Florence 3. Dane Reynolds 4. Mick Fanning 5. Carlos Burle 6. Maya Gabeira 7. Shane Dorian 8. CJ Hobgood 9. Nat Young 10. Anastasia Ashley

Surfing in a Winter Wonderland

Surfing in a Winter Wonderland

Be sure to sit next to your heater while watching this video… These surfers brave the winter conditions to catch some waves in Lake Michigan.  Watch the video, here.

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