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Beach Cleanups, Cool Kids, and ABC7

Our beach cleanups in Long Beach have been getting attention in the local media with the help of local Cool Kids volunteers.  See the piece at ABC7.

Polystyrene Ban in Long Beach

Long Beach City Council is beginning a 6 month process to partially ban disposable polystyrene food products.  See article in the Press Telegram. The Long Beach Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has been working on this topic for a long-long time.  It’s nice to see progress.

2010 Post Card to City Council

 2010 Post Card to City Council

 

2013 Post Card to City Council

2013 Post Card to City Council

Ocean Photography Fundraiser at Berlin and Fingerprints

Four local artists will be showing at Berlin and Fingerprints in the East Village Arts District(420 E 4th St., Long Beach).

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Opening night is Saturday, August 6th, 2016 from 6 – 10PM.  Sunlit Souls will be playing and Barefoot wine is the beverage sponsor.  High end framed imagery available for purchase through August.  Proceeds benefit Surfrider Foundation Long Beach Chapter.

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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

Big Donation

NBCAThanks to New Belgium Brewing and Congregation Ale House for their recent donation of $1400 to our chapter. We’ve recently spent this much on Ban Styrofoam postcards and Surf Long Beach stickers, so this will nicely replenish the coffers. If you like Surfrider and you like Ale, go order a New Belgium Ale at Congregation Ale House on the Promenade in Long Beach.

Long Beach’s 13 Million Dollar Problem

The Long Beach Post has an important article about how much Long Beach spends to keep trash off our beaches:
http://lbpost.com/news/2000002778-report-shows-long-beach-spending-nearly-13m-annually-on-litter-abatement

News on the Breakwater

There’s been a bunch of news articles on our efforts to Sink the Breakwater. Here’s one at the Long Beach Press Telegram,
http://www.presstelegram.com/environment-and-nature/20130825/making-waves-can-a-change-in-the-breakwater-bring-back-surf-to-long-beach

and here’s another at the OC Register.
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/long-521692-beach-city.html

Green Festival in Long Beach

Mark your Calendars to join us for the Green Festival on Saturday, June 9 11 – 8pm. Checkout the flyer blow or click here for the Facebook Event page

Foam Drive at Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific

Recycle your packing foam from the holidays at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Jan. 14 from 9:30am – 4:00pm.

Check out Waste to Waves for more information on the event. We hope to see you there!

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