Really nice story in the T-S on S4P and the Coastal Clean-up

Matt Drange spent a few hours talking to folks at Surf 4 Peace about the contest, about Surfrider and about Ocean Conservancy‘s 25th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day.

Thanks to all the folks who made Surf 4 Peace and the clean-up a great success! Special thanks to Debbie, Adrien and Jody, and to Pierson’s for donating even more supplies to Humboldt Surfrider.

Also, please note, the Northcoast Environmental Center has a long history of organizing the Coastal Cleanup locally.

Since the International Coastal Cleanup Day began 25 years ago, over 8 million volunteers have removed 135 million pounds of trash from beaches around the world.

Trash in the ocean – from pervasive plastics to cigarette butts – is a huge, totally preventable problem. Help stop marine debris by stopping it at the source. Opt for reusable bags, reusable water bottles, reusable everything. When you do make trash, put it in the trash can. That includes cigarette butts! Support legislation aimed at reducing/eliminating marine debris. And stay tuned for our next Surfrider beach and highway cleanups!


International Coastal Cleanup – this Saturday, Sept. 25

Join Surfrider at Trinidad Head and State Beach this Saturday, Sept. 25, where we’ll not only have a Surf 4 Peace booth, but also hosting a Beach Cleanup in honor of International Coastal Cleanup Day! Surf 4 Peace starts at 8 a.m. and the beach clean-up will take place from 9 a.m. till noon.

More on the California Coastal Cleanup Day here and through the NEC.

Old-timey photos

7th Annual Surf4Peace – Saturday, September 25, 2010

Now in its 7th year, Surf4Peace was created to bring the Humboldt County surf and beach community together to benefit coastal and environmental sustainability .

Surf4Peace donates all of its proceeds to a nonprofit organization every year that is geared towards peaceful and/or environmental action. S4P continues to benefit the Surfrider Foundation’s Humboldt Chapter. (Yay!)

Contest and community event activities include:

  • Local food and vendors
  • Skateboard demo & ramp
  • Beach yoga class by Oshun Yoga
  • Dance performances

See for all the details – and click on “more” to see the schedule for heats and other events. Continue reading

Monday morning news – Surf’s up!

You can check the buoys for yourselves, but here’s some news from the NYT (h/t MD at KHUM):

Susan Casey, the editor in chief of O: The Oprah Magazine and the author of “The Devil’s Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America’s Great White Sharks,”examines big waves from every angle, and goes in deep with those who know the phenomenon most intimately: mariners, wave scientists and extreme surfers.

Seeking Volunteer Coordinator

Details here. Email if you’re interested. (Jennifer is out of town this week, but will see you at the Shindig and get back to you asap!)

Join us! Tonight, Friday and beyond…

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.