Barefoot
August 25, 2015

Barefoot Beach Rescue- September 19th!

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Barefoot
August 10, 2015

Save the Date: Barefoot Beach Rescue, September 19th

Celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day with the Suncoast Chapter and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly! We’re hosting a beach cleanup extravaganza and an awesome after-party, hosted by our great friends at Barefoot Wine! Stay tuned for more details!

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June 20, 2015

International Surfing Day!

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Join the Suncoast Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation as we celebrate International Surfing Day on June 20th!

Attention water peeps! June 20, 2015 marks the 11th annual International Surfing Day (ISD). Each year celebrations take place across the globe in more than 30 countries featuring surf contests, barbecues, film screenings and other surf-related activities. In addition to celebrating the sport and lifestyle of surfing, participants also give back to our ocean, waves and beaches by organizing beach cleanups, habitat restoration and other acts promoting coastal protection.

This year your local Suncoast Surfrider Foundation is hosting an action packed day at the beautiful North Shore Park in Downtown St. Pete. Starting with a coastal cleanup, followed by an SUP demo brought to you by our friends as Kostal Paddle and a special Yoga SUP class with the lovely Nice Alberts.

Below is the itinerary, so bring your friends, family and let’s celebrate ISD in style!

Location – North Shore Park , free parking located next to North Shore Pool

10am – Beach Cleanup – North Shore Park , next to the volleyball courts

11am – SUP Demo – Hosted by Kostal Paddle

12pm – Yoga SUP Class – Taught by Nice Alberts – Paddle and Pose

The Suncoast Chapter is hosting a beach party and cleanup for ISD. Please join us at the Northshore Beach to join in on the fun!

Watermans
June 5, 2015

The 2015 Surfrider Challenge at the Waterman’s Challenge Cocoa Beach June 5th, 6th & 7th

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Here’s a Surfrider event where we live up to our name and get to do what we love to do most: Surf!  This is the contest event of the year for Surfrider members. To compete in the Surfrider Challenge you must be a current Surfrider member so sign up now to participate. Last year the Suncoast Chapter took 1st and 2nd place and we intend to show them once again what West Coast surfers are made of! The team fee is paid by the Chapter and if you want to compete in the Waterman’s heats separately you can register and pay on the website. Read on…

“The Cocoa Beach Chapter of Surfrider Foundation hereby challenges all other Surfrider Foundation Chapters to a team surfing competition to be held during the 14th Annual Waterman’s Challenge in  the Surfing Capital of the East Coast, Cocoa Beach, Florida!”
When: June 6, 2015
Where: The International Palms Resort in Cocoa Beach

Who:  All Surfrider Foundation Chapters and chapter members!

The 2015 Surfrider Challenge at the Waterman’s Challenge presented by The Florida Surf Museum and the Cocoa Beach Chapter of Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider Challenge Contact Information: Email:cocoabeach@surfrider.orgWeb: http://cocoabeach.surfrider.org/

The Surfrider Challenge Format: The Surfrider Foundation will have our own division within the Waterman’s Challenge. The Surfrider division will use a relay team format comprised of three 30 minute rounds. Round 1 –shortboards ( Round 2 –long boards ( >8 ft) including SUP’s Round 3 –open (any wave riding device) Each team will consist of 4to 6Surfrider members of any age or gender. Scoring will be cumulative. All waves in each round will be counted. Chapters may enter as many teams as they wish. All team members must be active members of their Surfrider Chapter. Judging will be performed by qualified competition judges. Surfrider competitors are encouraged to enter as many other individual divisions of the Waterman’s Challenge as they wish. Individual heats will not interfere with Surfrider heats. The highest scoring team will take home the Surfrider Challenge Trophy.
Surfrider Chapter Team Entry Fee: $100per team. Additional individual divisions may be entered for $10 a division. Register online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-watermans-challenge-tickets-12262825441

Event Party: Everyone is invited to the party on Saturday night at Mambos in the International Palms Resort.
Hotel Info: The International Palms Resort will be offering a special contest rate(ask for museum rate). Phone: 800-206-2747 Website:http://www.internationalpalmscocoabeach.com/

April 18, 2015

SoHo Block Party

Austin’s Board ShopFruitwood Standup Market,Surf Outfitter and onbikes will co-host the block party on April 18 at 2205 W. Swann Ave. (near the corner of Swann and Howard Avenues). The block party will be 5-8pm that Saturday, with live music by Morgan Davis.

They will be raffling off a number of items and some of the money will be donated to Suncoast Surfrider.  Thomas plans on attending and we are just looking for a few others to go over and have a good time.  We should also plan on bringing the new Rise Above Plastics display to help promote awareness.

 

 

April 18, 2015

Paddle Roundup and Shore Explore

April 18th and 19th at Ft. Desoto – https://www.facebook.com/paddleroundup/timeline

Pavilion #5  (Near the snack bar)
3500 Pinellas Bayway S
Saint Petersburg, Florida

Enjoy an interactive ocean-shore experience in world-class Standup and Prone Paddleboarding and help support the conservation of our oceans and coasts. 

A family friendly, high energy event including all this and more:

  • Ten mile Elite Race around
  • Mullet Key & Three Mile
  • Recreation Race
  • Relay Race & Kids Race
  • Retro Florida Fun
  • Eat fresh, sustainable foods
  • Shorebird and Turtle Workshop
  • ​Paddlecraft demos, clinics & yoga
  • Tons of Eco/Shore activities
  • Presentation of “Silas Dent” Waterman/Woman Award

We will be participating at the event by helping the kids build tote bags from old t-shirts.  All we need are scissors and a sewing machine.  We need our volunteers to bring a couple old t-shirts to donate to the cause. You can see how to make the t-shirts from this youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvc7ZCYf30U

Volunteers are needed to help run the booth from 9am-4pm on Saturday (April 18th) and 9am-2pm (April 19th).  Food will be available for volunteers, but a donation is required (bring small change)

Contact: volunteercoordinator@suncoast.surfrider.org for more info

April 11, 2015

Spring Break the Plastic Habit

Beach Cleanup at Postcard Inn and Rise Above Plastics Campaign

April 11th from 2-4pm

Registration on the beach behind Postcard Inn
Free parking at City Hall and transportation available to and from Postcard Inn via FreebeachRide.com
Learn to curb your addiction from single use plastic bags by helping clean up the beach. Beach games and Yoga when you’re done.
Win a “Beach in a Bag” Surfrider Membership or a piece of recycled art for the most unique or largest amount of garbage collected!
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April 9, 2015

Surfrider April Chapter meeting

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Clear your calendar – It’s going down! The Suncoast Surfrider Chapter Meeting kicks off on April 9th at 7:00PM and you’re invited to take part in the monthly meeting to discuss all things Surfrider. Casita Taqueria is our meeting spot for a night filled with passionate individuals looking out for our lovely mother nature. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose.

 

Agenda:

– Current Happenings

– Rise Above Plastics Campaign

– Local Coalitions

– Volunteer Opportunities

– Future Events

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March 11, 2015

Florida Coasts & Oceans Day

Join the Surfrider Foundation and Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition on March 24th and 25th at the Florida Capitol for Florida Coasts & Oceans Day!

We’ll kick things off with a lobbying training session on March 24th from 6:00-7:30pm at 621 Gallery, followed by a reception and mixer at Grasslands Brewery!

On March 25th we’ll have educational displays from other environmental causes and will spend the day meeting with legislators and attending committee meetings, touring the capitol, and networking with other ocean champions from across the state!

RSVP here!

Find more info on Facebook!

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March 9, 2015

March Suncoast Surfrider Chapter Meeting

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Clear your calendar – It’s going down! The Suncoast Surfrider  Chapter Meeting kicks off on March 12th at 7:00 PM, and you’re invited to take part in the monthly meeting to discuss all things Surfrider. The St Pete Brewing Company, 544 1st Ave N, Downtown St Petersburg, is our meeting spot for a night filled with passionate individuals looking out for our lovely mother nature. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose.

Agenda:

– Current Happenings

– Rise Above Plastics Campaign

– Local Coalitions

– Volunteer Opportunities

– Future Events

RSVP at: http://suncoast.splashthat.com/

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