September 20, 2010

Save Our Surf Program Raises $150,000 for Santa Cruz Chapter

For the fifteenth summer in a row, Couch Distributing helped raise $10,000, supporting our local chapter’s projects and campaigns through the annual “Save Our Surf” program. In its 15 years, Save Our Surf has raised more than $150,000 for the Santa Cruz chapter.
Save Our Surf was started in 1996 by the local distributor of Anheuser-Busch beers and other beverages. This year, as in the past fourteen, Couch pledged a nickel to the Santa Cruz Chapter of Surfrider Foundation for every case of Budweiser and Bud Light sold in Santa Cruz County between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

The Santa Cruz Chapter of Surfrider Foundation wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Couch Distributing for helping us with our mission. 

August 21, 2010

Bag It Film Screening

Join us Thursday August 26th at 7pm at the Rio Theater for a screening of Bag It.

This documentary film explores the impact of plastics on society. Follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world starting with a pledge to not use plastic bags and leading on to a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. When Jeb’s journey takes a personal twist, we see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.

“Think about it-why would you make something that you’re going to use for a few minutes out of a material that’s basically going to last forever, and you’re just going to throw it away? What’s up with that?”-Jeb Berrier

Catch this film before it heads to Monterey for the Blue Ocean Film Festival.

$7 at the door ($5 with Surfrider Foundation membership card)

August 20, 2010

Welcome Ocean Protection Paddler Margo Pellegrino

When: Tuesday, August 24 starting at 12:30 and on…
Where: Santa Cruz Harbor beach, in front of the Crow’s Nest

Join Surfrider Santa CruzOcean ChampionsSave Our ShoresBlue Frontier Campaign and other supporters as we welcome Margo Pellegrino to Santa Cruz next Tuesday! Bring some munchies, a beach chair/beach gear (in case she’s not exactly on time – subject to ocean conditions), bumper-stickers for Margo’s boat, beachwear (blue preferred) and a readiness to celebrate our seas and those who defend them.

This summer she is paddling the Pacific coast – from Seattle to San Diego as a project of the Blue Frontier Campaign. Blue Frontier Campaign is a marine conservation group working to unify ocean constituencies to promote effective solutions to the many problems facing our public seas.  One of its books ’50 Ways to Save the Ocean,’ helped inspire Margo to begin her paddles.

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July 9, 2010

July General Meeting: Surfrider 101 – Volunteer Training!

Ever wonder how you can become active in the protection of our oceans, waves and beaches?

Become a volunteer with Surfrider Santa Cruz!

Join us for our July Meeting, where we will be training (and refreshing) volunteers in our core programs.

RSVP to .


Tuesday, July 13th

O’Neill Sea Odyssey Classroom
2222 E. Cliff Drive, Suite 222
Santa Cruz Harbor

June 24, 2010

Hands Across the Sand

When/Where: Cowell’s Beach Santa Cruz,  @ 12 NOON on June 26th , 2010

Hands Across the Sand is an international movement made of people of all walks of life and crosses political affiliations. Iit is about protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, and fishing industry. So let’s share our knowledge, energies and passion for protecting all of the above from the devastating effects of oil drilling!

Come WEARING BLACK to symbolize tar balls on the beach and to make our “line in the sand”. Cowell’s Beach is located in front of The Dream Inn on the right side of the Santa Cruz wharf close to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Come show your support for our Oceans. Come join hands with Surfrider of Santa Cruz, we will be connecting with  friends and family on the sand around 11:45am be ready to join hands @ 12:00 Noon for 15 minutes…  Take your stand by forming a line on our sand AGAINST OIL DRILLING in our coastal waters… NO OFFSHORE OIL DRILLINGYES TO CLEAN ENERGY!


Hands Across the Sand is is a peaceful gathering of the people of the world. We will meet at Cowell’s Beach on June 26 at 11 am, forming lines in the sand. At 12:00, we wll join hands to create a powerful image.

The message is simple. NO to Offshore Oil Drilling, YES to Clean Energy!

June 15, 2010

International Surfing Day 2010 – Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Plan to get your toes in the sand; get wet; and celebrate the sport of surfing on INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY in SANTA CRUZ


Saturday, June 19, Cowell Beach
10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

What’s happening, you ask?

  • Beach Cleanup, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Water Sampling Demonstrations, 11 a.m., 12 p.m.
  • Storm Drain Stenciling, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • LIVE MUSIC ON THE BEACH by “7 come 11“! 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Kids Coloring Contest: “Take the Day Off & Go Surfing” theme! 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • FREE Pizza (while supplies last) from Woodstock’s Pizza 12 p.m.

PLUS: a grab-bag of Surfer’s Services:

Keep checking back, more activities are added every day!

NOTE: For those of you who pay attention to dates, please realize ISD is usually celebrated on June 20 each year (longest day of year). HOWEVER, this year it runs smack head-on into “Fathers’ Day” and this really messed-up our planning for the event. Therefore, the Santa Cruz Chapter will celebrate INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY on Saturday, June 19. However, on Sunday we are having a group surf session to celebrate ISD.  Cowell’s Beach, 10am – 12pm.  C’mon down and ride a wave with your POP for ISD!

May 10, 2010

Next Chapter Meeting: Surfrider’s Watershed Movie

The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water

Tuesday, May 11th
7-8:30 p.m.
O’Neill Sea Odyssey Classroom
2222 East Cliff Drive.
Santa Cruz

See the movie Online

April 27, 2010

Fuerza Chile: Chile Relief Event

Surfrider Santa Cruz has partnererd with Save the Waves Coalition to raise money for Chile disaster relief from the earthquake and tsunami that devastated hundresds of miles of Chile’s coast.

Wednesday, April 28th
7 p.m.
The Crepe Place
1134 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz

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