DATE 06/11/14

Contact: Haley Haggerstone
Chapter Manager, Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter
Phone: (619) 929-5350

Surfrider Celebrates 10th Annual International Surfing Day with a Free Event in Ocean Beach

San Diego, CA – On Friday, June 20th, beachgoers and surf enthusiasts from around the world will come together to celebrate the Surfrider Foundation’s 10th Annual International Surfing Day.  The Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter is teaming up with FM949 to host a free family-friendly event in Ocean Beach (on the grassy area next to Veterans Plaza and the Santa Monica lifeguard station) from 3-10pm.

During the day, the Surfrider Foundation will be set up, along with a local surf school who will be offering free group lessons at 3pm and 4pm (limited spaces available), and local surfboard shapers who will be showcasing some of their boards.

In the evening, there will be a free outdoor screening of the classic surf film, The Endless Summer, as this year marks the 50th anniversary of the film.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket, towel, or lawn chair and watch the film from the grass.  There will also be a raffle, popcorn and beverages available by donation.

Throughout the day, Wonderland Pub will be featuring several of Karl Strauss’ surf-inspired beers with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the organization’s mission to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches here in San Diego County.

“International Surfing Day is a day to celebrate the sport of surfing and give back to the oceans, waves and beaches that provide us with so much,” says San Diego County Chapter Manager, Haley Haggerstone.  “We could not be more stoked to celebrate in Ocean Beach with a free outdoor screening of the classic surf film The Endless Summer.”

Founded in 2005 by Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine, International Surfing Day started with16 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.

Get stoked and join Surfrider’s 10-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’s event visit or contact Chapter Manager, Haley Haggerstone at or (619) 929-5350.