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Chapter General Election

The SFLB Chapter is announcing nominations for Executive Committee (EC) members to lead the chapter in its efforts to protect and enjoy our ocean, waves, and beaches through activism.  New EC members will help direct the chapter educate the local community (including City Hall) about the Breakwater, Ocean Friendly Gardens, Rise Above Plastics, and other Surfrider Foundation initiatives. Wonder if you’re eligible? Here’s the skinny:
  • Must be a member in good standing. Only $25/year!
  • Must have participated in at least 3 Surfrider events in the past year, one of which was a Long Beach Chapter EC meeting.  This requirement is so that you know what you’re getting into.
  • Must be available to participate in the EC meetings, held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7PM in Long Beach.
  • Must be present at the December 5 Election Event (Date Tentative)
If you want to join the Long Beach Chapter Executive Committee, send your name to Robert Palmer (chair@lbsurfrider.org) by November 30.  To simplify the paperwork on our end, there will be no last minute write-ins on the ballot.  For Surfrider members, we will have food and drinks so come by to vote, and mingle with the fellow Surfrider members!

Plastic Paradise Screening – introduced by Capt. Charles Moore

PPMoviePoster.JPGsmallnolaurels“EVERY single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still SOMEWHERE on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go?”

 We are proud to bring this award winning documentary, Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Plastic Paradise is an independent movie by journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun. Watch as she follows scientists, researchers and volunteers who help shed light on how pervasive plastic pollution is. This film demonstrates the devastating effect plastic has on the oceans and sea life.

 Sunday October 12, 2014 11:00 AM (1hr)

Art Theater (2025 E. 4th St, Long Beach)

$10 general admission

Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined. Get the facts of the environmental impact of plastics while Sun takes us along on her trip around the world collecting witness’ accounts of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, on a way no other documentary has ever done. Plus we have the honor of having Capt. Charles Moore, the man credited with its discovery, Capt. Charles Moore.

 For more information www.plasticparadisemovie.com

Hurricane Marie Surfs Long Beach

The Long Beach Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is holding a show and tell event to memorialize the spectacular surfing that took place on August 26 – 28, 2014.  Photographers and videographers will present their work and tell stories about surfing in Long Beach during that epic swell.  Come get your “Surf Long Beach” stickers and buy a Surfrider t-shirt to support the Sink the Breakwater campaign.

When: Sunday September 28, 11AM – 1PM

photo by Justin Rudd

photo by Justin Rudd

Where: Art Theater , Long Beach

Cost: $5/ea

Marie Breaks Middle Breakwater

Hurricane Marie broke sections of the Middle Breakwater.  This is not the Long Beach Breakwater, it’s the one in front of the Port of Long Beach.  This is a good explanation for why Pier T in the Port of Long Beach was shut down during the swell.  Here’s a shot of the missing armor stone from the Port side looking seaward.MiddleBreakwater

Hurricane Marie Hits Long Beach

August 27 and 28, 2014…It was like a spontaneous festival with mother nature in charge.

photos by Tony Soriano

photos by Tony Soriano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sink the Breakwater in the News

The Sink the Breakwater campaign is breaking out all over the place.

Here’s an article in Surfer Magazine with some good old timey photos.

Here’s a mayoral campaign add by Robert Garcia.  (Surfrider Foundation doesn’t endorse any candidate, but we strongly agree with his viewpoint.)

Surf Long Beach

The folks at Seventh Wave Surf Shop scored some surfable waves in Long Beach during the January 25th storm. Here’s an exerpt:

Kelli Koller, photo by Tamara Garcia

Kelli Koller, photo by Tamara Garcia

 

We drove onto the beach at 7:30 am the next day without a soul in sight on the beach or in the water. Claremont Street on the Long Beach Peninsula woke up from her long slumber. She was breaking, and it was beautiful out! The waves weren’t epic with big barrels or long tasty lines, but they were epic because they were in Long Beach and were rideable. I was so amped for the inconsistent short rides just off the sand….but if you look at the photos….those small waves show so much potential!!!! The last time in recent memory that there were surfable waves in Long Beach was back in 2010. We had been waiting a long time. I sent out a quick post so friends could come down and share the stoke. Then Deb, Sierra Garcia and I suited up. (We sponsor Sierra. She surfs for Millikan High. NSSA and CCSA. Charger, good student, great kid. Tamara Garcia, Sierra’s mother, captured the images of this event. She is a great mom and shop supporter! Yay Millikan!)

Go here for the entire aticle.

And there’s another article in the OC Register .

Sierra Garcia, photo by Tamara Garcia

Sierra Garcia, photo by Tamara Garcia

Surfrider Foundation honors Vice Mayor Garcia with Defender of the Coast Award

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Two articles on his achievements and award.

Long Beach Post – http://lbpost.com/news/2000003127-long-beach-chapter-of-surfrider-foundation-awards-vice-mayor-with-defender-of-the-coast-award

Press Telegram – http://www.presstelegram.com/environment-and-nature/20131205/garcia-receives-surfrider-foundation-award

2013 Chapter Annual Wrap-Up

Annual Wrap-up Dec. 4, 7pm

Breakwater Article in Long Beach Register

Long Beach’s newest newspaper has an article on the breakwater by our very own chairman, Robert Palmer: