Thanks to local artist Matt Beard we have a sweet new logo for 2012!
Happy Holidays from Surfrider! We are honored to have such amazing folks working with us to do so much in our community. Next year is sure to rock as we continue riding the momentum wave of our monthly Ocean movie themed Nights at the Arcata Theater Lounge (1st Thursday of every month), plastic bag banning, keeping our beaches litter- and poo-free, and more.
Still looking for gifts for folks who want to support community-oriented, ecologically-minded, independent stores and products? Besides joining or renewing your membership to Surfrider Humboldt, we are selling Chico Bags with our custom NEW logo designed by Shawn Griggs (see above) at Greenhouse Boardshop. These rePETE Chico Bags are made of 100% recycled materials! You can’t even say that about fruit cake.
Besides the Chico Bags and a few scattered Surfrider T-shirt sizes, Greenhouse has epic clothes, surf gear, skateboards, shoes, DVDs, and soooo much more for any persons on your list. They have been endlessly supportive of Surfrider, so do them a favor and check ‘em out! (Get a yummy snack at the juice/coffee bar while you’re at it.)
Here’s another idea for that surfer on your list. Humboldt’s own Matt Beard is compiling some of his fantastic artwork along with his musings about the surf culture in a new book entitled Eureka. You can view it online for FREE or order a copy.
And I’ll go ahead and do some plugging nepotism-style: my sister has a sweet sustainable fabric/hemp clothing company, moreTrees, and those threads are sure to win over anyone looking for some chic style while keeping true to their enviro-happy roots.
Stay safe, be warm, get merry. We love you!
Happy Fall! Hope everyone’s enjoying the sunshine this week!
And when you’re out and about in the lovely days… or in a lovely daze, depending… don’t forget to represent! Currently at Greenhouse, we have the 2010 Matt Beard edition Ts and hoodies, with the 2011 Shawn Griggs version Ts on their way.
(We sure are lucky to have so many fine artists donating their work to Humboldt Surfrider – a shout out to 2009 artist Matt O’Brien, too, of course!)
In other news,
efforts to repair the pipeline to the Jetty shower are underway,
slow progress is being made on improvements at Moonstone and Camel Rock,
our Rise Above Plastics campaign is hitting back hard after California failed to ban single-use plastic bags,
we’re looking to partner with the Tobacco Education Network to end cigarette butt litter
and, of course, we continue to hold monthly film nights,
plus regular beach and highway clean-ups,
as well as pursue the best protection for our local ocean, beaches and waves.
Not a member yet? JOIN! (Link goes to current Iron Surfer promotion page.)
Already a member? A volunteer? A donor? A supporter? Any of all of the above – THANK YOU!
As always, email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to get more involved.
See you at the beach!
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Tuesday, Sept. 7 (tonight)
Join us for our regular monthly meeting at Plaza Grill, in the View Room, Jacoby’s Storehouse, Arcata Plaza.
First two pitchers are on us, so don’t be late! See you at 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 10
Join us for the 3rd annual Surfrider Shindig, celebrating another year working for the ocean, beaches and waves in Humboldt County. Featuring a Greenhouse Boardshop movie premiere of the new Julian Wilson flick, “Scratching the Surface.”
Finally, join us! If you’re not a Surfrider member already, consider how far that $25 will go over the next year: help us improve access, monitor water quality, keep an eye on Humboldt Bay dredging and sediment management, clean up the beaches and fight for legislation to protect the ocean.
If You Go
What: Surfrider membership drive with surf movie, live music
Where: Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 St.
When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Cost: Free with Surfrider membership, $6 nonmembers
Save the Surf
Humboldt’s surf culture is defined by a freezing-cold ocean, big waves and even bigger sharks, according to Jennifer Savage, the chairperson of Surfrider Foundation Humboldt Chapter.
But the thrill of dropping into a thick, juicy wave, that could just as easily snap a fiberglass surfboard as it could a human spine, emotionally surpasses all the obstacles the North Coast ocean waters present to its wave riders.
In an effort to keep local waters clean, Humboldt Surfrider is having a membership drive at Arcata Theatre Lounge on Saturday at 6 p.m.
”We’re hoping to get a whole bunch of new members to raise both money and awareness about our ongoing projects, including improving access and amenities at Moonstone Beach, filling water-quality data gaps on the North Coast and encouraging people to transcend single-use plastics,” Savage said. (more…)
Saturday, March 13, Humboldt Surfrider is having a membership drive at Arcata Theatre Lounge!
Featuring music by Robbie Allen and The Outer Edge, a showing of “Big Wednesday” and more!
Admission free with $25 “Beach in a Bag” new or renewing membership — get an individual Surfrider membership, plus a fabulous organic tote, plus bonus goodies inside!
Nonmembers pay $6. All ages!
Thanks to Greenhouse Boardshop, 104.3 KHUM and 94.1 KSLG!
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
Minutes for the Humboldt Chapter Meeting at Plaza Grill on 7/7/09 at 7pm
No. of people in attendance: 20
Chair: Jennifer Savage
Vice-Chair: Jon Anderson (absent)
Secretary: Colleen (”Bean”) Clifford
Treasurer: Bill Hoopes
Volunteer Coordinator: Kalei Coleridge
Co-Volunteer Coordinator: Tyler Canning
Surfrider Humboldt welcomes Tyler Canning as our Co-Volunteer Coordinator! He is a senior at Arcata High and a surf camp veteran.
Our current balance is $6,589, which includes a $2000 anonymous donation designated for a specific, to-be-determined project. About $1000 is appropriated for the Blue Water Task Force project.
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make International Surfing Day a success! We had a lot of help and it truly showed. Also, many thanks to those who worked at the July 4th table!
National has sent the money allocated for this project and we will begin working with Steve Bohner from Alchemy Construction. It will take about 8 weeks to get the state-of-the-art, stainless shower, and we’re hoping to work out a schedule soon. The BLM says the plumbing out to the shower piping is fine, so let’s cross our fingers.
The wording of the Welcome sign is getting okayed by various groups. Dogipots are going to be ordered and put in as soon as possible! After these items are erected, discussion of the Moonstone shower will continue. An etiquette sign is still in the plans but will take some more time to develop.
PGE Wave Connect:
Surfrider member Bill Lydgate will be our representative on the PGE working group, which is a stakeholder’s informational group to learn about the wave energy process and potential issues. Having a voice in this process helps us be a part of designating where the possible testing areas may be, which might interfere with surf spots. Bill will be updating members at our meetings with the ongoing discussion, and he can take our questions to the working group. For those interested, Surfrider National has a wave energy blog. oceanamps.blogspot.com/
To volunteer at any event, contact Kalei at email@example.com
Next Surfrider Meeting: Tuesday, August 4, 7 p.m., Plaza View Room, Arcata
Humboldt Roller Derby: Sat, August 15, 6 p.m?, Redwood Acres evilwench.com/derby/
As the chosen non-profit for this event, we will be vending beer to raise funds. Other groups have collected well over $1000! We need volunteers to help staff and table.
Organic Planet Festival: Sunday, August 30, 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. www.organicplanetfestival.org
Surfrider will have a table to share our plans and be a part of the organic planet mission to “share creative solutions to the world’s environmental challenges and to celebrate the beauty of the natural world.” Help us table and educate our community on what Surfrider does for them!
North Country Fair: Sat. Sept 19 and Sun Sept 20, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
We’ll be tabling here too!
California Coastal Clean-up: Sat. Sept 19, TBA
NEC runs this event and we will be helping in whatever way we can! Stay tuned for details.
14th Annual Noll Longboard Classic: Sat. Oct. 3 and Sun. Oct. 4, Crescent City www.noll.net/nlcclassic.php
We will be helping to staff Ben Stephanou’s B&G’s BBQ, raising funds for the Blue Water Task Force project.
6th Annual Surf 4 Peace: Sat. Oct 10, Trinidad Head, www.myspace.com/surf4peacehumboldt
Again, we’ll be BBQing with Ben to raise funds for BWTF. And Surf 4 Peace is offering all the proceeds from this year’s event to Surfrider Humboldt!!
And now a word from our members…..
Welcome back Bike & Surf California!
Steve and Mike biked 500 miles down the coast of California using all sustainable equipment to promote environmental awareness to the transportation and gear issues of surfing and biking. They also raised over $6000 for The American Cancer Society! They made a few presentations and had some media coverage along the way. There is an online, tax-deductible auction of all sorts of goodies, bidding ends July 10 at 5 p.m! www.bikeandsurfcalifornia.com
Debbie told us about how littered with fireworks Bay St. was after the 4th of July. Members discussed the magnetic pole tool idea, and Jody will look into getting some donated from Pierson’s. Other suggestions included rakes and swimming pole nets for broken glass. We agreed that we need to raise people’s awareness of pallet fires (and the resulting heaps of nails), as well as do some educational campaigns to bring awanress of the problem before holidays. Debbie took pictures of the Bay St. mess and will email them to Jen. Surfrider encourages documention and alerts to the Dept. of Environmental Health. Larry suggested putting wordage on our Moonstone sign to indicate that pallet fires leave nails behind.
First – thanks to everyone who made International Surfing Day 2009 a huge success for Humboldt Surfrider!
Second – forgive the lag time between posts. It’s summer, baby!
Fourth – Clam Beach clean-up Sunday, July 5!
Fifth – regular chapter meeting and update Tuesday, July 7 at 7 p.m., Plaza Grill View Room area. So much to report!
Will catch up more soon. You can always email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, demands or offerings.
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Dates to remember:
Saturday, May 16 – Humboldt Folklife Society hosts a Barn Dance with Striped Pig String Band and caller Tara Stetz. Cover is $7 unless you’re an HFS member, in which case it’s $6. Proceeds from beer/wine sales go to Humboldt Surfrider! We hear the dances are fantastic fun. You don’t need experience or a partner, so come on out! Volunteer to help serve beer/wine via Kalei at email@example.com.
Tuesday, May 19– PG&E Wave Energy workshop, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Wharfinger Bldg. The workshops will be in an open house format, providing an opportunity for the public to learn about the proposed pilot project, ask questions of the project team staff, and learn about how to get involved. More specifically, information will be available regarding:
- Project overview and schedule
- Environmental review process and permitting
- Maps of study areas
- Current and future public involvement opportunities
- Wave energy technologies
We have a couple folks covering this, but encourage anyone who’s interested to attend. (By a bizarre coincidence, all your boardmembers are out of town that evening.)
Saturday, May 23 – Kinetic Sculpture Race Fair at the Manila Community Center. We’ll have a table approximately 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., maybe less hours. Volunteer to help via Kalei at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, May 25 – Post-Memorial Day beach clean-up at Moonstone Beach! Volunteer to help organize and clean up via Kalei at email@example.com.
…Coming in June… Regular meeting on June 2, International Surfing Day on June 20! Volunteer to help via Kalei at firstname.lastname@example.org.