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Surfrider Celebrates 11th Annual International Surfing Day with Free Event in Ocean Beach


DATE 06/20/15


Contact: Mandy Sackett

Chapter Manager, Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter


Phone: (440) 749-6845

Surfrider Celebrates 11th Annual International Surfing Day with Free Event in Ocean Beach


WHEN: Friday, June 20th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Film starts at sunset, or around 8:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Veterans Plaza in Ocean Beach (on the grassy area between Veterans Plaza and the Santa Monica lifeguard station).

WHAT: Celebrate the Surfrider Foundation’s 11th Annual International Surfing Day! The Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter is teaming up with FM949 to host a free family-friendly in Ocean Beach. During the day, the Surfrider Foundation will be set up, along with Urban Surf 4 Kids and Crossfit Ocean Beach to bring games and a raffle to families in attendance. Pizza, popcorn and drinks will be available by donation. In the evening, there will be a free outdoor screening of the classic surf film, 5 Summer Stories. We will also announce the winners of a video contest where contestants made a 15-second video answering, “Why I love the Ocean.” Winners will receive a GoPro camera donated by GoPro. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket, towel, or lawn chair and watch the film from the grass.

VISUALS: Surf-enthusiasts and their families will gather in Ocean Beach to watch the classic surf movie 5 Summer Stories. Attendees will also have the chance to meet Surfrider Foundation volunteers, and learn about how to get involved in the organization’s programs aimed at protecting our oceans, waves and beaches. Surfrider staff and key volunteers will be available for interviews.

WHY: Founded in 2005 by Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine, International Surfing Day started with nearly 16 domestic and one international event, and has grown exponentially to 200-plus events in more than 30 countries. Since its inception, approximately 70 tons of trash has been removed from our beaches.

MORE: Get stoked and join Surfrider’s 11-year celebration! To obtain a complete schedule of local events, ambassadors, special membership offers and contests, visit For more information on the Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter visit or contact Chapter Manager, Mandy Sackett at or (440) 749-6845.