Five reasons to read this post

DbH at ATL for ISD

DbH at ATL for ISD

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!

Third – not too late to volunteer for July 4 (Happy Birthday Jonny Redboard!) on the Arcata Plaza! Email Kalei at kcolridge@gmail.com.

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 humboldt@surfrider.org with any questions, demands or offerings.

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High surf to hit North Coast today

From the T-S:

A massive ocean swell with waves up to 20 feet is expected to crash into the North Coast today and grow in intensity until early Sunday, just as crab fishermen leave harbor for the first day of the Dungeness crab season.

As large storms build in the Gulf of Alaska, a large northwest swell — with waves between 18 and 20 feet — will make its way to the shores of Humboldt County by Saturday afternoon, said National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Burger.

Those waves are expected to build to their maximum height Sunday morning, before tapering off through the early part of the week, he said.

From NOAA:

TODAY...N WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 TO
 12 FT AT 14 SECONDS...BUILDING TO 12 TO 14 FT AT 20 SECONDS.

TONIGHT...N WIND 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND
 WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 12 TO 14 FT AT 18 SECONDS. 

SUN...E WIND 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND
 WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 11 TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS. 

SUN NIGHT...S WIND 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W
 SWELL 11 FT. PATCHY FOG.

Randy Foster

From the Times-Standard:

An experienced surfer died at Shelter Cove on Tuesday after suffering a “cardiac event,” the coroner’s office said.

Coroner Frank Jager said Randy Foster, 57, a Redway resident, was able to make it back to the shore, where he collapsed. Several people at the beach tried to help and administered CPR, Jager said.

Jager said Foster was an experienced surfer who knew the area.

Much sympathy to his family.

once again, FRIDAY, OCT. 10th

FRIDAY, OCT. 10th!!!

Way back in 1991, Surfrider Foundation won a landmark health victory in Humboldt County, making both the waves and beaches a safer place for the community to enjoy.

We’re fortunate that, unlike most of California’s coastline, we don’t struggle with the constant effects of pollution, but still, we’re hardly safe – and we need to be at the table as discussions about our coastal future take place.

For example: the threat of offshore oil drilling, questions about wave energy, rotting styrofoam dock moorings littering our beaches (thanks, Hugh and Bill for pointing those out)… these are just a few concerns those who care about Humboldt’s beaches, ocean and waves have shared.

So, Surfrider Foundation Humboldt Chapter is coming back.

But before we get too serious, we’re planning to have fun!

Please come out to the Surfrider Shindig at the Wharfinger Building, Friday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. We’ll have beer, wine, snacks and music – and catch up on what’s been happening with Humboldt Surfriders and where we’re going now.

Help needed! Volunteer, join or get info through humboldt@surfrider.org.