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January 16, 2015

New Executive Committee Sworn In

Huge thanks to everyone who attended our first Chapter meeting of 2015, it was a fun night! Scott McGilvray presented on our water issues in Santa Cruz and proposed potential solutions, along with the swearing in of our new EC, and the presenting of our Ono Honu award to Amber Jones. Check out our team bios!
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January 15, 2015

Giving Thanks – 2014

Amber Jones – Incoming Chair – As I look back on 2014 some of my strongest and fondest memories come from times with my Surfrider family. One of my first volunteer opportunities with Surfrider was at the Board Making Event. This was a wonderful event where I met most of the Surfrider crew. I was welcomed with open arms by Matt, Phil, Sarah, Trey, and Jenny. In my conversations with them it was clear we all shared the same commonality of our love for the ocean. It was a wonderful feeling to meet other people whos heart and passions compelled them to the same Surfrider Foundation . I knew instantly after meeting everyone that this family was meant for me to join. I have since then met more of the current Surfrider crew and family, Sam, Jim, Sheridan, Gary, and Ewa. All who feel like family, sharing the same love and commonality for the sea.
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January 15, 2015

Martins Beach Visit by Surfrider Foundation Santa Cruz Chapter (Video)

Amber Jones, Chair Surfrider Foundation Santa Cruz Chapter made this video of her recent visit to Martins Beach on Jan 10th 2015. The video and words in it come from her heart and give some explanation as to why she dedicates and volunteers her time with Surfrider to help protect the lawful access and enjoyment of the ocean, waves, and beaches she loves. Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves, and beaches, for all people.
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The gate was open that day at Martins Beach.
January 12, 2015

It’s time to open Martins Beach

San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Barbara Mallach recently ruled that property owner Vinod Khosla had acted in violation of the California Coastal Act by eliminating access to Martins Beach, a favorite for fishing, surfing, and picnicking for over 75 years.
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January 5, 2015

January Beach Clean Up Results

On a beautify day in January, 34 volunteers removed 43.6 lbs trash, 4.6 lbs of recycling, and 1 needle from Twin Lakes Beach!! We hope to see you at one of our monthly beach cleanups in 2015! Huge thanks to all of those who came out! Gallery below.
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December 26, 2014

Blue Water Task Force Recap 2014

The year started off sampling the San Lorenzo River on January 1st as part of the bacteria source project that Danny and I were working on, and we continued to sample the San Lorenzo every other weekend through August 2014. The full report will be done soon and we will be presenting our findings in 2015.
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HUGE thanks to Big Stick for their continued support for protecting our oceans, waves, and beaches!
December 15, 2014

A Message From Our New Chair

As incoming chair for our local Surfrider Foundation Santa Cruz Chapter I am very much looking forward towards leading our team into a year filled with many good things. I am honored to be given a wonderful opportunity to work together with others that share the same love of the ocean as I do. This commonality we share has created a strong foundation within us that is fueled by passion, creating an internal drive to protect it. In my role of chair I will take this foundation that has been created and do my best to fulfill our mission statement of protecting our ocean, waves, and beaches.
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December 10, 2014

Swellebration a Huge Success!

We couldn’t be more stoked on the dedication to the protection and enjoyment of our beaches that all of our wonderful volunteers have given us in 2014! Our first annual  black tie and baggies Swellebration was a huge success, and focused on giving back and thanking everyone for all of their hard work and support! We presented awards to Couch Distributing (19 years of sponsoring our Save the Surf program), and our Ocean’s Roar Recipient David Dennis.
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