YES! YES! YES!
WE’RE STOKED THAT THE DEDICATION DAY FOR THE SANTA CRUZ WORLD SURFING RESERVE IS COMING UP AND WE HOPE YOU ARE TOO!
This is truly a global honor for our coastline, and one, in our opinion, that is well-deserved. We don’t think of our home as “Surf City Santa Cruz” for nothing! So, get ready to participate in the celebrations!
Surfriders’s “Short Short Film Festival, Celebrating the Santa Cruz World Surfing Reserve” is part of the community-wide lead-up to the dedication day, of course, but YOU are invited and encouraged to participate, too!
Did you know that both the City of Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz County have declared the month of April 2012, “World Surfing Reserve Month” in the city and county? Our “Short Surf Film Fest Celebrating the Santa Cruz World Surfing Reserve” is part of the community-wide build-up to the big dedication events,of course, and YOU are invited to celebrate, too!
This invites all of you to craft a celebration event of your own. Families, classrooms, schools, clubs, service organizations, businesses, and environmental groups….well, everybody….is encouraged to host your very own event, big or small, ” Celebrating the Santa Cruz World Surfing Reserve.”
Get out there and be part of this community celebration! Need an excuse for a party? This is it! AND…any event, big or small, that you create, please let us know at the address below. We’ll list your event in the community events taking place in April. AND take a few good PIX if you can, because we want to eventually put up a SCWSR website, and we’ll post your event and pix on the page.
LOCAL STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Official” dedication events include: April 27, 7p.m to 11 p.m. at the Cocoanut Grove on the beach. The Local Stewardship Council (BTW, Chapter Chair Dustin Macdonald and Chapter Vice-Chair Jim Littlefied are both members of this group) for the SCWSR hosts the “First Annual Cold Waterman’s Bash, Celebrating the Santa Cruz World Surfing Reserve”.
This event is a fund-raiser and celebration, and will feature the music of Dan P. and the Bricks, kicking off around 9 p.m.
Also on hand will the the Pleasure Point Brass Band, the Santa Cruz Hula School, the Santa Cruz Ukulele Club and the one-of-a-kind “Evolution of the Wet Suit Fashion Show”. Trust us on this one: You gotta see it to believe it! Doors open at 7 p.m.
No-Host Bar, snacks, and a whole lot of people who want to kick-back and celebrate! Meet the LSC members: Hilary Bryant, Jane McKenzie, Mark Stone, John Leopold, Dan Young, Brian Kilpatrick, Dustin Macdonald, and Jim Littlefield, various surf and regional VIPs, and say “Hi!” to the SCWSR Ambassadors: Robert “Wingnut” Weaver, Kyle Thiermann, Sarah Gerhardt, Jamilah Star and Ken “Skindog” Collins.
TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT www.worldsurfingreserves.org and at www.savethewaves.org Early Bird Special: $25
Next morning, April 28, the dedication events start at 10 a.m at Pleasure Point, in partnership with the Big Stick Surfin’ Association’s Log Jam. (BTW. GREAT annual event, OLD BOARDS: NO CORDS! Get your old-school surf vibe fix at this very cool event!) The Log Jam’s first heat is 7:00 a.m.
There will be a traditional Native American Blessing by local Ohlone elder and Shaman Patrick Orozco, an original song byAshley Lloyd, presentation of a SCWSR ceremonial Plaque, and a MONSTER PADDLE OUT to celebrate the day! SURFERS: MAKE IT OUT TO THE POINT THAT SATURDAY MORNING AND JOIN THE PADDLE OUT! BE PART OF LOCAL SURF HISTORY!
IN FACT, BRING YOUR FAM, YOUR BUDS, YOUR CLUB…YOU GET THE IDEA!
Moving on…In the afternoon of April 28, the dedication action moves up to the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum overlooking Steamer Lane for a formal dedication ceremony. WSR officials will dedicate the new Surfing Reserve–the forth such iconic site thus honored, so far. A few speakers will tell us why SC is now a WSR, and highlight unique surf history. Ashley Lloyd will graciously perform to welcome the forming crowd. Several of the Santa Cruz Woodies Club will display their cool surf-vehicles, and the Surfing Museum will have some old boards (like a redwood plank board) and wetsuits on display.
Environmental and coastal protection groups are all invited to host a booth or table at the event and the Environmental Fair that follows until about 4 p.m. So far, the Santa Cruz Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, Save Our Shores, and the Clean Ocean Project. will be on hand.
THIS ONLY HAPPENS ONCE, SO DON’T WAIT! GET YOUR PRO-OCEAN GROUP IN THE EVENT!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND JOIN THE CELEBRATION!