10 Ways You Can Support Humboldt Surfrider

1. Join. Every membership results in a kickback of funds to the local chapter — and also provides more political power when we need it. 
2. Attend a beach or highway clean-up!
3. Come to Ocean Night and make a donation/buy raffle tickets (next Ocean Night isThursday, July 11).
4. Donate prizes to the Ocean Night raffle.
5. Volunteer to table at an event! Fun times, plus you get to talk to people about the importance of the local beaches.
6. Buy an awesome Surfrider hoodie or T-shirt! Available at your local surf shops or via humboldt@surfrider.org.
7. Donate cash, straight up.
8. Get involved with our anti-dumping campaign, Dunes Not Dump!, which addresses illegal dumping on the Samoa peninsula.
9. Purchase/donate a tablet, chairs and table, banner printing or other fundraising supplies to the chapter.
10. Go public! Show up at a meeting, comment on local news, show the world that people in Humboldt care about what’s healthy for the beaches, ocean and waves on our beautiful coast!

Want to really dive in? Consider running for a position on our Executive Committee! Elections coming at the end of the year.

Thanks for all the support!


2013 logo unveiled!

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Bobby Wright joins Matt O’BrienMatt Beard and Shawn Griggs in designing Humboldt Surfrider’s logo. (Disclaimer: The artist is also the husband of chapter chairperson Jen Savage.)

T-shirts and hoodies for women and men available now! Email humboldt@surfrider.org for more info or check your local surf shop.

Dodge fiasco: The write-ups so far

photo by Matt Hinton
Know of more? Add’em in the comments!

Dodge commercial filming results in truck stuck among tidepools

Regarding the filming of a Dodge commercial that has resulted in a truck stuck and submerged among the tidepools between Moonstone beach and Camel Rock, Humboldt Surfrider notes the following:

As an organization dedicated to the enjoyment and protection of Humboldt County’s beaches and waves, Humboldt Surfrider is extremely dismayed at the film crew’s lack of foresight and will be following up with the appropriate agencies to ensure that restoration and/or compensation for any damage is forthcoming. We also hope to work with the Humboldt Film Commission and relevant government agencies to ensure this sort of carelessness does not happen again. We have people on the scene and will share information as the situation develops. 

Earth Day Celebrations Start Tomorrow!

Hey there, fellow ocean and beach lovers!

 Come show that love tomorrow, Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as we partner with Northcoast Horticulture Supply to clean up the North Jetty as part of our Earth Day events. Los Bagels and Eureka Natural Foods will provide  After the clean-up, we’re celebrating at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center with an Olde Time Earth Day Hoedown featuring music, food, beer and fun out in the Manila dunes. Best part besides a clean beach? Volunteers get into the Hoedown for free!

 If you can’t make the beach clean-up, we also need volunteers for the event! Email humboldt@surfrider.org asap.

 Then, Monday, April 22 — Earth Day proper — we’ll be at Eel River Brewery from 3 to 7 p.m., sharing info about our new anti-dumping campaign and more. Come say hello!

 See you soon!

Jennifer Savage

Humboldt Surfrider chair

April events: Meeting tonight!

Greetings! It’s been a long winter, but Surfrider is kicking things back into gear this month with our regular members’ meeting, a collaborative Gear Sale, an Earth Day beach clean-up and Old Timey Hoe Down.
On a sadder note, please be advised a paddle out for John “Moose” Mason takes place this Saturday. See below for details.

Surfrider Meeting
Tuesday 9 April @ Humbrews
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. **

Join Surfrider Humboldt for our monthly meeting.  Get involved with current campaigns and programs like beach cleanups, outreach and keeping the Samoa Peninsula free from illegal waste disposal.  Plus, have a beer on us!  We hope to see you there!
** Please note time change for Spring/Summer

Paddle Out for John “Moose” Mason
Saturday 13 April @ Trinidad Harbor

A  memorial gathering for John Mason will occur Saturday, April 13, beginning with a paddle out in Trinidad Harbor at 12 noon.  Traditional paddle outs have participants bring flowers to spread on the water after gathering in a circle. Please gather earlier than noon, around 11:30, and carpool as parking at the Harbor and in town is at a premium.
If you are not paddling out, you can watch the paddle out from the lighthouse above the Harbor.
A potluck gathering will follow the paddle out at the Trinidad Town Hall, with a slide presentation  starting at 1:30 followed by an open mic.  (The Town Hall is across the street from the elementary school.)
If you can, please bring finger foods (something that does not need a fork) or something to drink.
If you have a favorite photo of Moose, be sure to bring it and pin it up on the poster board that will be provided.  Also, if you bring flowers, please bring them in a vase.
The memorial will conclude at 5 p.m.  Questions? Call Bill or Chris Hoopes at 707-445-3453 or Jen Savage at 707-477-8283

Get Outside Gear Sale
Sunday 14 April
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friends of the Dunes is now accepting donations and consignments of gently used outdoor gear for their the “Get Outside Gear Sale” fundraising event. Consignment items must have a value of $20, and half of the sale price will go to Friends of the Dunes. All gear can now be dropped off at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center in Manila. Starting March 30th, gear can additionally be dropped off at Adventure’s Edge (Arcata or Eureka) and at Salty’s Surf Shop in Trinidad.

Earth Day Beach Cleanup!
Saturday 20 April @ North Jetty
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day with Surfrider.  We will be kicking off the day along side Humbloldt Green Week with a beach cleanup @ North Jetty.  Earth Day will be honored with a HUGE collaborative beach cleanup.  Volunteers will meet at 10am at the North Jetty parking lot and breakup into groups and hit other areas along the Peninsula that need attention.  We have limited supplies.  If you can, please bring gloves, buckets and pickers for picking up trash.  For questions e-mail Casey at

Olde Time Earth Day Hoedown
Saturday 20 April
@ Humboldt Coastal Nature Center in Manila
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Seven of Humboldt’s Environmental organizations are teaming up to host an Earth Day Celebration at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, Saturday, April 20th, from 3-7pm featuring Striped Pig String Band and Gunsafe. Enjoy food, drink and great company as volunteers and community members come together at the end of a day of beach clean-up and restoration activities. Free for those who volunteer that day and $5 for the general public.

Paddle out and memorial for John “Moose” Mason

Saturday, April 13

The surf community will hold a memorial paddle out for beloved surfer, teacher and family man John “Moose” Mason. Everyone is welcome to gather in the water and on the shore to acknowledge our loss, share memories and pay tribute to a good friend.

We’ll gather at 11:30 a.m. and be in the water at noon.

The Memorial gathering for family and friends will begin in the Trinidad Town Hall at about 1:30 p.m. Beverages will be provided and we’ll remember John with a slide show, music, photos and stories of John.

Please bring finger foods (nothing needing a fork, spoon or knife) or something to drink.

If you have any questions or ideas, call Jim Steinberg at 825-6862.