March 31, 2014

Washout: Reclaiming a World Surfing Reserve (video)

Surfrider Foundation was super stoked to work with Save the Waves and Sea Slugs to kickoff our campaign “Clean Up Cowell’s”. With Cowell’s being one of the top 5 dirtiest beaches for 4 years running, it is up to us to help get Cowell’s off the dirtiest beach list.
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March 1, 2014

Beach Cleanup cancelled today-March 1st

Sorry for the short notice but with more heavy rains predicted and high surf and tides there is very little of Twin Lakes to clean up today.  We’ll get back to that beach later this year.  For now enjoy the rainy days and we’ll see you at our next event.


February 24, 2014

Board Makers Closing Party 2/28

After a huge turnout on a dark and stormy night for the opening of “Board Makers of Santa Cruz” by David Dennis Photos, we couldn’t be more pumped for the closing party! Join us this Friday evening, February 28th, for the closing event at Cafe Iveta. This free event is family friendly and open to the public, with music from Coastal Connection, a custom menu with drink specials, and an exhibit from David Dennis Photos. Raffle tickets are on sale now at: 
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February 18, 2014

World Surfing Reserve Beach Clean-up at Cowells

Join the Surfrider Foundation Santa Cruz and Save The Waves for a beach cleanup at Cowells to celebrate the Santa Cruz World Surfing Reserve.  Clean above and below the surface with ten SCUBA divers getting FREE rentals from Tropical Adventures for sea-floor cleanup.
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February 18, 2014

SFSC chosen to serve on Water Supply Advisory Committee

We’ve been chosen as one of three environmental organizations to serve on the Santa Cruz Water Supply Advisory Committee.   Our co-chair Sarah Mansergh was nominated and confirmed to the seat last week.  
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January 28, 2014

Raffle Info for Board Makers of Santa Cruz

Surfrider Foundation Santa Cruz is super excited for the opening of “Board Makers of Santa Cruz,” taking place Friday evening, February 7th, at Iveta. The event is free, family friendly, and open to the public, with a great food and live music from The Shapes. The exhibit is a photo show by David Dennis Photography, of local shapers, glassers, sanders, and other folks making custom surfboards. RSVP here.

We are super stoked to announce that we will be selling raffle tickets for the entire month of February at all Surfrider events, and at three locations in Santa Cruz!  This is a huge raffle that includes not one, but two custom surfboards (from Natural Curves and Santa Cruz Board Makers Guild with Migration Surfboards), an R3 Wetsuit from Patagonia, Custom Hand Planes, Shaping lessons, and much more.
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January 21, 2014

The Water Concert – Sat 1/25

The Surfrider Foundation Santa Cruz Chapter is hosting the “Water Concert”, an event to highlight Santa Cruz’s determination to be aware and careful of our water. Along with some great music this event will empower attendees to care for the water we have and engage in deciding our water future. 
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December 16, 2013

Thank You!

We would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts each and every one of our Volunteers, Sponsors, Partners, Members, Community Members, Leaders, and Supporters who have helped us to protect our coastline in Santa Cruz this year! We have built a tremendous amount momentum for 2014, and are looking forward to expanding our outreach and raising awareness exponentially as we head into the New Year. A huge thanks to our Core Members and Executive Committee, who have spent countless hours upon hours volunteering after their normal 9-5’s for a cause that we all love and cherish, our oceans, waves, and beaches.  Don’t forget to join Surfrider or renew your membership, and we look forward to seeing you all in 2014! Check out some of the highlights of 2013 below!
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