Noll Longboard Classic! One Foot at a Time Plastic Cleanup!

16th Annual Noll Longboard Classic!

Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2

Grab your boards 9’ or over and come out this weekend to beautiful South Beach in Crescent City for the 16th and FINAL run of the Noll Longboard Classic.  Over 200 surfers have already registered.  The SUP competition begins on Friday 30, Sept. at 10:30 AM.  Longboard competitions begin at 7:30 AM,  Saturday.  To register for the competition visit:

Volunteers are needed to table at the event, and for prospective volunteers, bribes are available.  Email to sign up.

One Foot At A Time Plastic Cleanup!

Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2

This unique event seeks to raise awareness of the dangers plastic waste poses to our environment. Volunteers are asked to collect plastic trash (one foot at a time) from streets, parks and beaches then create a one square foot mosaic sculpture.   Photograph your sculpture then enter it to win prizes from Clif Bar and Rusty Surfboards!  Clean up the beach and then win stuff.  What a great deal!

For more details of the event check out or email for cleanup supplies and entry information.  Cleanup supplies will also be available at the Humboldt Surfrider table at the Noll Longboard contest.


North County Fair! Coastal Cleanup! Surf4Peace! Volunteers needed!

North Country Fair!
Saturday, Sept. 17 and 
Sunday, Sept. 18

Join Humboldt Surfrider at the fair this weekend! We need volunteers to help table, share info and sell our awesome T-shirts and hoodies! Email to sign up.

Coastal Cleanup!
Saturday, Sept. 17

Make our beaches cleaner together this Saturday, when Humboldt Surfrider joins Humboldt Baykeeper at the North Jetty from 9 a.m. to noon for Coastal Cleanup Day! Email Debbie Topping for more info at

Sunday, Sept. 18

The 8th annual Surf4Peace takes place Sunday at the North Jetty from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. It’s all ages, longboard and shortboard.

Join the Neighborhood Surf Shop Saturday night at the new Beachcomber, across from Jacoby Creek School in Bayside, for a pre-party featuring Globe’s Year 0000, then volunteer, compete and just have fun at Surf4Peace the next day. Admission is free, with a suggested $2 donation at the door.

For more info, stop by the Neighborhood Surf Shop at 685 11th St. in Arcata, call 822-7873 or email Jonny Redboard at

Clean up the Beach then Surf…4Peace

Meet us at 9 a.m. this Saturday,  September 17,  at the north jetty (I know it’s early but it will give you plenty of time to spend at the North Country Fair) to help clean up our beach as part of the Coastal Conservancy’s Coastal Cleanup aiming for trash-free seas.  We’ll provide the bags, pickers, magnets (you wouldn’t believe the NAILS!)…you provide…YOU.  Walk on the beach and pick up trash.

We pick up trash on Saturday so it will be nice and tidy for Sunday’s Surf4Peace competition.  That event starts at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 18.  Be sure to pack your trash after that event so we don’t have to do this again for awhile and our friends in the sea can enjoy a world without garbage floating around.

Ocean night tonight: Whales!

Showing at ATL tonight!

Whales take center stage at the Arcata Theatre Lounge tonight for Ocean Night, a monthly, all-ages event hosted by Ocean Conservancy, Humboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper. The night begins with an exploration into the life and work of whale biologist and activist Roger Payne in “A Life Among Whales.” Payne’s discovery in the early 1970s that whales sing “songs” helped ignite the modern day environmental movement and he continues to advance the boundaries of science and activism over the last four decades.

The film explores Payne’s tireless and passionate fight to ban whaling — a ban which today, 20 years after an international moratorium was imposed is threatened — and follows him to his present day study of ocean pollution and his work with The Ocean Alliance. Note: Ocean Night is an all-ages event, but “A Life Among Whales” contains images which may disturb some people.

The evening includes Humboldt State University professor Dawn Goley presenting footage and discussion of the mother whale and calf that spent several weeks in the Klamath River.

Surf movies will run before and after.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., movies start at 7 p.m. and a raffle takes place after the second film.

Donations appreciated!