April 13, 2011

Desal Plant Debate: Tonight

Know Your H2O

Learn about where your future water supplies may be coming from.  Inform yourself about the proposed desal plant for Santa Cruz and Soquel Creek Water Districts. 


Desalination vs. Alternatives

A Subject for Debate


Presented by the League of Women Voters Santa Cruz County









Teams from SCWD2 Desalination Program


Santa Cruz Desal Alternatives

square off in an interactive debate of the issues surrounding the proposed desalination project.


Thursday April 14th, 7:00-8:30pm


First Congregational Church
900 High St., Santa Cruz CA

Doors open at 6:15pm.  Parking is available in the church parking lot, the adjacent school and on the street. 


Flyer: Desal Debate

April 7, 2011

Surfrider Night at Aloha Island Grille

Aloha Island Grille

This is an open invite to grab a beverage or delicious food and hang-out with the Surfrider crew and friends. Want to kick it around with a bunch of ocean-minded folks? Want to propose or discuss a project? SURFRIDER IS YOU! you know.

Join Surfrider for our monthly get together on the second Tuesday of every month. We’ve decided to change it up a bit and make our monthly get togethers a mixture of informational meetings and social events.

Where :

Aloha Island Grille
1700 Portola Drive (Portola and 17th Ave)
Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4917
(831) 479-3299


Tuesday, April 12th


Ashley LloydWhat:

  • Live music from Ashley LLoyd
  • Find out about what Surfrider’s been up to and how you can get involved.
  • A FREE beer (or soda) for members.
  • And another FREE beer (or soda) if you bring someone who becomes a member that night.
  • 10% of the proceeds for all food/beverages go to support the Santa Cruz chapter.
April 1, 2011

April Beach Cleanup

TGIF everybody! Just a reminder- Surfrider is not hosting a beach cleanup tomorrow, even though it’s the first Saturday of the month. We’re doing the April cleanup on the 16th to coincide with Santa Cruz’s Earth Day celebration. Feel free to show your beaches some love anyway!

March 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

World Water Day 2011

March 22 is World Water Day. Founded in 1993 by the United Nations, this global observance highlights the need for the care and management of the world’s water resources. This year’s theme, “Urban Water Usage,” highlights the ongoing challenges we face as urban populations continue to grow.
The good news is that we can all reduce our water footprint by making small changes in our daily routines like fixing leaks, taking shorter showers, washing only full loads and planting climate adapted plants. Not only will these actions help keep our oceans, waves and beaches clean, they could potentially save us hundreds of dollars each year.

On World Water Day, the Surfrider Foundation is calling upon people to reduce their water footprint and share their water-saving tips by posting a photo at http://wwd.surfrider.org. In addition to inspiring people to make small changes in their daily lives that will impact our coastal water quality, the website will provide people with a variety ideas as to how they can do something, no matter where they live that will ultimately affect our coastal water quality.

Additionally, the Surfrider Foundation will host a one-day World Water Day membership and donation special on March 22nd where supporters can join or renew their membership, or make a donation and receive a limited-edition reusable World Water Day bottle.

March 3, 2011

GET INVOLVED! Become a volunteer with Surfrider Santa Cruz!

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

Become a volunteer with Surfrider Santa Cruz!

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

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 @ 7pm

Coffee and Dessert will be served.

O’Neill Sea Odyssey Classroom
(Santa Cruz Harbor)
2222 East Cliff Drive, Suite 222
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

January 6, 2011

General Meeting: “Meet the New Leaders!”

When: Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, 7-8:30pm

Where: Simpkins Swim Center, 979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 9506

Come meet the newly elected leaders of the Santa Cruz Chapter.  They are a really cool bunch of folks that really care about our ocean and our community.

  • Find out about the different things that Surfrider does, from beach cleanups to working with local leaders to educating our children.
  • Learn about how you can become involved
  • Bring a concern to the table that you think Surfrider could get involved with.  You could even lead the charge!
  • Come meet some fun people to go surfing with!

There’s lots to do!  We look forward to seeing you there!

December 22, 2010

Chapter Election & Swellebration Wrap-up

Our Chapter Election and Swellebration Event held at the El Palomar on December 14th was a great way to end the year. Everybody had a good time, and for those of you who missed it, here is a little wrap-up.

Donation: Representatives from Big Stick Surfing Association generously presented our chapter with a check for $1000.00. We truly appreciate their support, especially in these hard financial times.

Awards: Awards were presented to Sarah Mansergh and Cheryl Fergeson for outstanding volunteer work.  An award was presented to Supervisor John Leopold for his support of our chapter’s effort to get temporary stairs put in at the hook during the seawall construction.  Moe’s Alley will also be getting an award for their outstanding fund raising support.

Election: The nominees for each election position gave a brief speech, then we voted. The results are:

Chair: Dustin Macdonald

Co-Vice Chair: Tristan Kass

Treasurer: Mike Braswell

Secretary: Reez Aikawa

Lab Coordinator: Jon LaRiviere

Congratulations to the new chapter officers, and welcome aboard to the enthusiastic new members who joined Surfrider Foundation at the event.

December 4, 2010

Chapter Meeting: Election and Swellebration

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

7:00 PM

El Palomar Restaurant Banquet Room

1344 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Join us for one of our most fun events of the year, our Chapter Election and Swellebration. We will provide delicious El Palomar appetizers and the first round of adult beverages. All you have to do is vote for chapter chair, co-vice chair, treasurer, and secretary…then swellebrate! After the voting, we will be honoring key volunteers and chapter activists and have raffle drawings for prizes.

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND. Not a member, no problem. We will have membership forms there. Just bring a check for $25.00. What a deal.

Our current nominees are:

Chair: Dustin Macdonald, current co-vice chair and former chair

Co-vice chair: Tristan Kass, currently co-volunteer coordinator

Treasurer:  Mike Braswell

Secretary: Reez Aikawa, Surfrider member and volunteer for several years. Has also volunteered for Amnesty International, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, Brook Knoll Elementary, and the SV Cub Scouts. She loves surfing and various styles of dance.

Lab Coordinator: Jon LaRiviere, currently working on PhD in Oceanography at UCSC. 10 years of experience with environmental and ocean science.

We will be accepting nominations until the evening of the vote. You must be a member to be a nominee.

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