Shindig success!

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On Nov. 14, Surfrider Foundation’s Humboldt Chapter celebrated our first year of “reconstitution” with a few hundred of our friends in the Arcata Theatre Lounge.

While the chapter has been around for nearly 20 years, a drop in activity necessitated a concerted effort to get things going again in 2008. And get going they did! We’ve doubled our memberships, increased our funds tenfold, rebuilt the Jetty shower, cleaned beaches and a piece of U.S. Hwy. 101, promoted reusable bags and water bottles, and generally reached out on behalf of the North Coast’s ocean, waves and beaches.

In the works are improvements at Moonstone Beach and Camel Rock, as well as the establishment of a water quality lab dedicated to ocean testing. None of this would have happened or be happening without the phenomenal support of the local community members and businesses who’ve offered money, venues, raffle and auction prizes, and volunteer labor.

So, from Surfrider Humboldt, THANK YOU for your contribution. With your help, our chapter raised over $3,500 in a single evening. Not only was the event financially lucrative, but the joy of so many families – surfing and other – having fun at our event helps ensure future generations will continue the work of protecting the North Coast. Thanks again for helping make it all happen!

And an extra big huge thank you to the folks at GREENHOUSE BOARDSHOP and Humboldt Baykeeper. Both have been absolutely key to our success. Please express your appreciation if you’re around Baykeeper’s Old Town office and please do your holiday shopping at Greenhouse!

Beach Water Quality Warning Lifted

The Times-Standard

Posted: 11/22/2009 01:21:12 AM PST

The Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division has lifted a public health warning to avoid water contact at Luffenholtz and Trinidad beaches. Continue reading

Surfrider Shindig tonight!

Come celebrate our first year of reconstitution as a fabulous grassroots organization helping our Humboldt Coast!  With a movie premier, raffle, silent auction, two bands, and great people, how can you go wrong?

Premiering of Modern Collective! Watch the trailer here:

http://www.moderncollective.tv/

Only $6!

6 pm – Doors
Raffle!
7 pm – Movie
Raffle!
9:45 pm – Auction ends
10 pm – Nucleus (21 and over)

The Mother Hips, tonight!

See them at KHUM now!

See them at Humboldt Brewery tonight! Grand opening of the expanded awesome venue and a benefit for Humboldt Surfrider!

$18, 21-and-over, music at 10 p.m.

Saturday Shindig!

Doors at 6 p.m.
“Modern Collective” premiere at 8 p.m.
Music by Feedback and Nucleus after!
All ages till 10 p.m.
Raffle! Auction! Surfboards! Art!
$6

moderncollective.tv

Thanks, Greenhouse!

Thank you!

A quick, sincere thank you to all the folks who showed up at the regular monthly meeting and at Ocean Night movie night at Arcata Theatre Lounge. We asked, and you showed up. Thank you!

This week, get your party on with The Mother Hips Thursday at Humboldt Brews and Saturday with the Surfrider Shindig at Arcata Theatre Lounge – details forthcoming soon!

Big swell – be careful out there!

The T-S has a little story.

FRI…SW WIND 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS…BUILDING TO NW 16 TO 18 FT AT 16 SECONDS

SAT…S WIND 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 22 FT.

SUN…E WIND 5 KT…BECOMING SE. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 19 FT SUBSIDING TO 16 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.

Low tide Saturday is 8:12 a.m.

High tide Saturday is 2:08 p.m.

Remember that guy that thought he could surf big Harbor and ended up washed in at King Salmon? He had to hitchhike back around the bay to the parking lot? Meanwhile the Coast Guard helicopter and boats were searching for him? And remember those two guys who thought they’d surf whitewater at Power Poles, but ended up washed down the spit, unable to get to shore? The Coast Guard had to pluck them from the water. And that girl who thought she’d ride foam at the Jetty and got sucked into the rip? She screamed for help and was lucky a couple Coasties were nearby to rescue her. And all the people who’ve been too close when the big waves hit and ended up dead or close to it? Be smart out there, folks. The ocean puts on a good show. If you’re not an experienced big wave surfer, sit back and watch the show from a safe distance.

Free, all ages movie night at Arcata Theatre Lounge – tonight!

Please come out to help ensure this free, all ages monthly event can continue! We need to show we have your support! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and movies start at 7 p.m.


Tonight, Surfrider presents Stylemasters: “Journey back to an era of change, when boards became shorter and movements more radical. Shot in the late ’70s STYLEMASTERS chronicles the progression of surfing in this pivotal time, documenting the lifestyle and performance of some of the most influential surfers ever.”
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Coming in December: Dear & Yonder. “Created by Tiffany Campbell and Andria Lessler, the movie features a diverse cast of daring ladies united by their love of the sea.”

In January: The Cove, “a 2009 exposé of the annual killing of about 2,300 dolphins in a National Park at Taiji, Wakayama in Japan. The film was directed by former National Geographic photographer Louie Psihoyos, and was filmed secretly during 2007 using underwater microphones and high-definition cameras disguised as rocks.”

The monthly event is sponsored by Humboldt Surfrider, Ocean Conservancy and Humboldt Baykeeper .

November Meeting Minutes

View November’s Meeting minutes here.

Great whites near shore more often than believed

For years, humans have thought of great white sharks wandering the sea at random, only occasionally venturing close to shore. We were wrong.

Full story here.

More shark news, including photos of one breaching, here.

Enjoy!

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