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March 17, 2016

Surfrider Benefit: San Jose Barracuda vs. San Diego Gulls

We hope to see everyone out for a benefit for an awesome night featuring Surfrider Benefit: San Jose Barracuda vs. San Diego Gulls. They will be auctioning off a custom jersey with all proceeds going to Surfrider Santa Cruz Chapter! Get tickets here! Promo Code: Surfrider for discounted tickets!
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March 9, 2016

Sand Wars Screening

Tomorrow at Patagonia Santa Cruz Outlet, free screening of SAND WARS, Thursday 7pm! Sand Mining is destroying our coastline. The “Monterey Bay holds the dubious distinction of being the only active beach sand mining operation along the entire United States shoreline. To make matters even worse, it all takes place along the shoreline of a protected National Marine Sanctuary.” (Gary Griggs).
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February 25, 2016

Vinod Khosla’s Wants 30 Million to reopen Martins Beach!

A Silicon Valley venture capitalist, locked in a battle with the State of California over access to a prime stretch of beach that was popular with surfers, swimmers and fishermen before he bought it and closed it, has proposed a price to restore public access: $30 million.
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February 25, 2016

February Beach Clean Up Results

Huge thanks to our 23 volunteers, who helped remove 54 lbs of trash, 8.5 lbs of recycling, and 2 needles from Cowells. Big thanks to our beach clean up coordinator Jerry Freeman for leading another great clean up!


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February 25, 2016

Cowell Beach Working Group Update

For those of you who missed our community forum of the Cowell Beach Working Group, several updates were presented. Extensive testing last year revealed that high bacteria counts do not extend far from the pier, and studies to determine sources along the wharf (looking for caffeine) do not suggest that the bacteria pollution is human related.


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February 25, 2016

Coastal Commission Fires Lester

Morro Bay was host to significant and dramatic events yesterday, February 10, at the California Coastal Commission hearing, which decided the fate of Executive Director Dr. Charles Lester. More than 1,000 people from all around the state turned out in support of Dr. Lester’s continued tenure with the Coastal Commission and to demand a transparent and responsible process.
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February 25, 2016

Thank You Burger!

Huge shout out to Burger for all of their support! With heir monthly fundraiser Burger donates 10% of their profits from the chosen night to Surfrider Santa Cruz Chapter! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for upcoming events!
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January 29, 2016

Protect the California Coast From Special Interests

California’s coastal protection legacy is under attack. We need your help! A behind-the-scenes effort to terminate Dr. Charles Lester, the Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission, has just come to light. All Californians need to join together, stand up for the coast, and defend the Coastal Commission leadership and independent staff. PLEASE TAKE 30 SECONDS AND HELP PROTECT OUR CA COAST HERE!

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