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ISD celebrations with 30,000-plus participants from around the world

ISD celebrations with 30,000-plus participants from around the world

The Surfrider Foundation kicked off summer by celebrating the 10-year anniversary of International Surfing Day on Friday, June 20. Events ran throughout the weekend with more than 150 celebrations around the world—82 in the United States—with about 30,000 people in 23 countries participating in beach cleanups, environmental projects, paddle outs, surf contests, yoga sessions, and more. Our 200-plus-chapter […]

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 […]

How to Save a Wave

How to Save a Wave

Before you paddle out this International Surfing Day, ask yourself: “If a perfect wave is breaking but no one is around to surf it, will it barrel?” For a wave to be surfable, several elements need to be evaluated. Coastal processes, beach access, water quality and ocean ecosystem health are just a few that are critical to […]

Celebrate World Oceans Month with Surfrider!

Celebrate World Oceans Month with Surfrider!

June is World Oceans Month and we are raising awareness about the increasingly damaging effects that pollution, habitat loss, development and climate change have on our oceans. Expanding industries such as offshore drilling, renewable energy, shipping and aquaculture are crowding oceans and can encroach on recreational use. The impacts of these competing interests lead to […]

Protect Your Wave: Martin’s Beach

Protect Your Wave: Martin’s Beach

International Surfing Day — well, surfing in general — wouldn’t be possible without proper access to the beaches and waves we love. That’s why it’s one of Surfrider’s core initiatives to protect public beach access. “We, the Surfrider network, believe that the beaches, waves and coastlines are our collective open spaces. These places are all of […]

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