Surfrider needs volunteers!

The email system has been down for a week with no signs of life… As a result, the normal call for volunteers has not gone out. But people are needed! Surfrider members are encouraged to call Humboldt Chapter chair Jennifer Savage at 477-8283 to sign up for a tabling shift at this Sunday’s Organic Planet festival!

Surfers eager to ride Bill’s waves at Long Beach

Photo credit: John Dunn/John Dunn | A wave crests and breaks near the shore. No Swimming signs have been posted Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at Gilgo Beach in Babylon, NY. The effects of Hurricane Bill are causing high surf and rip currents across the area. (Photo by John Dunn)

A wave crests and breaks near the shore. No Swimming signs have been posted Sat, Aug. 22, 2009, at Gilgo Beach in Babylon, NY. The effects of Hurricane Bill are causing high surf and rip currents across the area. (Photo by John Dunn)

August 22, 2009 By ARIELLE BRECHISCI. Special to Newsday

Surfers rolled out of bed early and sprinted to the Long Beach sand Saturday to enjoy a taste of waves they might normally have been able to ride only off San Diego or Maui. Continue reading

Samoa car burglar busted/stolen surfboard

From the T-S:

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Eureka man and recovered a stash of stolen items during a parole search Monday.

A vehicle break-in Monday at about 5 p.m. on State Route 255 was reported and a witness recorded the suspect’s license plate number. Deputies ran the license number and it was registered to 30-year-old Zachariah Friedland, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

Friedland’s residence on the 200 block of Huntoon Street was searched according to the terms of his parole, according to the press release. A woman in the residence said Friedland was not at home but deputies found him in the attic.

Friedland was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and a parole violation, according to authorities. The case is still under investigation and more arrests are expected.

DVD players, digital cameras and other small electronic devices were found and not all of it can be traced back to an owner. Victims of car burglaries, especially in the Samoa area, should contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 445-7251.

From Craigslist:

Taylor 6’5″ swallow tail, quad fin, fish, purplish color.
Taken from the top of my car Sunday morning while it was parked on the North Jetty back road.
Reward for return!
-bill
707/502-5489

Surfrider night at Humboldt Roller Derby! (This Saturday!)

ExStacey – derby girl and lifetime Surfrider member!

ExStacey – derby girl and lifetime Surfrider member!

For the uninitiated, the Humboldt Roller Derby is AWESOME. Not just because they kick ass literally, but because they kick ass when it comes to generosity. This Saturday, Humboldt Surfrider is the chosen beer beneficiary. We’ll be pouring all evening long! Come out and support your local Surfrider chapter while checking out an amazing sports event – don’t wait to get tickets! They tend to sell out and sell out fast! (Bring extra cash so you can pick up a North Jetty Betties T-shirt: $15 each or two for $20.) Full details on the poster below. Continue reading

August Meeting Minutes

View August minutes here.

T-S: Hoping for a miracle: Budget woes forcing closure of Natural History Museum

The Times-Standard reports on the pending closure of HSU’s Natural History Museum:

ARCATA — Director Melissa Zielinski is hoping a miracle can save Humboldt State University’s Natural History Museum.

Sitting amid the museum’s diverse collection just an hour after Friday’s official announcement that budget woes were forcing the downtown Arcata facility to close at the end of August — Zielinski said she wasn’t willing to give up hope. Not yet.

”I’m hoping we can find some other solution,” she said, looking around at the colorful displays she’s helped student interns design over the years. “But it really doesn’t rest with the university because the university is in such dire straits right now.”

The museum’s only hope is a donor or an outpouring of community support, Zielinski said.

”My plea is if there is somebody out there who really wants this place to stay and is able to fund us, now is the time to step forward,” she said.

Read in full here.

The Natural History Museum has helped instill a love and understanding of nature in adults and children alike – especially children. Humboldt Bay boat trips, Marsh Explorer day camps, programs with Friends of the Dunes. I’d hoped Surfrider could offer an ocean program in the future, but without some huge help, the museum won’t have a future. It’s truly an amazing, special place. If anyone can make a miracle happen, please do.

For more information on HSU’s Natural History Museum or to help, call 826-4479 or visit its website.

Monthly meeting tomorrow night (Aug. 4)

As usual, we’re meeting the first Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., Plaza Grill (View Room side).

Included on the agenda: TONS of upcoming events that we need volunteers for!

  • Beach Clean-up,
  • Roller Derby,
  • Organic Planet Festival,
  • North Country Fair,
  • NEC Coastal Clean-up,
  • Noll Longboard,
  • Surf 4 Peace

WaveConnect info

Thanks again to Bill Lydgate and Scott Willits for representing Humboldt Surfrider’s interests on PG&E’s WaveConnect project.

Here’s some info on wave energy research and potential effects:

INRI WEC Research 2007 June

WEC Potential Impacts

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