#ISD14 Instagram Contest

Congratulations to our #MySpecialPlace Instagram contest winners!

bevbugg_AnchorageAlaskaBeverly Snow (@bevbugg): Turnagain Arm in Anchorage, Alaska

Beverly, a Surfrider member of four years, calls this “the most amazing, beautiful place” she’s ever seen.

hbphotograph_nicaraguaHeather Bautista (@hbphotograph): Playas Madera, San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

Heather, who traveled to Nicaragua on her birthday with her husband, will never forget “watching the sunrise over the cliffs.”

al_for_CAAlex Forsyth (@al_for): Huntington Beach, California

With this photograph, Alex captured a quintessential California moment: the sun’s rays cutting through Huntington Beach pier as a group of surfers paddle out for an unforgettable sunset session.


Winners will receive



More about the contest

Surfrider’s “My Special Place” Instagram contest was intended for people to show the world their love for their special coastal place, whether that was their local lake, river, ocean or other body of water, and post it to their Instagram (tagging @Surfrider and including #ISD14 and #MySpecialPlace).

The contest started on Friday June 20 and ended on Sunday June 22. During this time, Surfrider received more than 3,000 photo entries from around the world. Three Instagramers were chosen and will receive a prize pack that includes a Surfrider Foundation membership, Firewire surfboard, Billabong wetsuit, Spy sunglasses, Volkswagen and ZeeBerry.com gear, and more (an approximate total retail value of $1,500 USD).


Our Special Places

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Chad Nelsen, Environmental Director // Elkhorn Reefs, Tres Palmas, Puerto Rico