Archive for August, 2009

Clif Bar Wrapper Challenge!

August 31st, 2009

The person with the most wrappers at the Paddle for Clean Water on 9/13 will receive a super cool gift from Clif Bar, all you have to do is bring your wrappers to the Clif Bar booth. Now… more »

Do you need a board to paddle at the event?

August 31st, 2009

Well then, it’s Ocean Beach Surf and Skate to the rescue! OBSS will be offering their rental soft-top boards free of charge for this event. Surfrider is stoked to have the support from OBSS and hopefully this will… more »

Volunteers Make This Thing Work!

August 31st, 2009

As a volunteer-based non-profit organization Surfrider relies on help from all sorts of people. For example, beach cleanups would not be the big success they are if five or ten people show up. We are constantly impressed to… more »

Scripps will study how pollutants travel in ocean

August 31st, 2009

IMPERIAL BEACH: Surfers and other beach users are invited to a meeting Wednesday to hear about an experiment that will study how pollutants are moved by waves, currents and tides. The study by scientists from the Scripps Institution… more »

August 27th, 2009

Sen. Nelson: No to “Big Oil”http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wusf/news.newsmain/article/1/0/1547440/WUSF.89.7.News/Sen..Nelson.No.to.’Big.Oil‘ Senator Nelson: No drilling off Florida’s coasthttp://www.sarasotaspeaks.com/node/46388 Sen. Landrieu’s Plan Would Export Louisiana’s Coastal Destruction to Floridahttp://www.earth-stream.com/Earth/Continents/Latin-America/Sen-Landrieu-s-Plan-Would-Export-Louisiana-s-Coastal-Destruction-to-Florida_18_197_805_200807.html more »

Offshore Drilling in Hurricane Central…with No Insurance

August 26th, 2009

At the risk of creating an endless loop of blogs referring back and forth to each other, I highly recommend checking out Jim Moriarty’s Oceans Waves Beaches blog posting Offshore Drilling in Hurricane Central…with No Insurance. more »

South Carolina Goes in the Wrong Direction

August 25th, 2009

According to an article published today in the Post and Courier, natural gas and oil exploration off the coast of South Carolina is expected to get a go-ahead from a state committee later this week. A feasibility study… more »

August 24th, 2009

Why is offshore oil drilling Not The Answer? Read this from John at skytruth.org: Offshore Drilling: Nobody’s Perfecthttp://blog.skytruth.org/2009/08/offshore-drilling-nobodys-perfect.html More on the Australian Oil Spill: Oil and Gas Spew from Drilling Rig in Timor Seahttp://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/aug2009/2009-08-24-02.asp Workers evacuated after offshore… more »

Australian Oil Spill – Lessons Learned

August 24th, 2009

As you may be aware, a new offshore oil and natural gas well off the coast of Australia blew out last Friday and may continue spewing petroleum products into the ocean for up to two months. This very… more »

Free hepatitis A vaccination offered to beachgoers

August 23rd, 2009

IMPERIAL BEACH — Surfers and bodyboarders come to Imperial Beach to catch the best waves. But if they swim in contaminated waters, they’re at risk for catching something else. Hepatitis A, along with other disease-causing pathogens, can flourish… more »