Scott McGilvray, landscape water conservation specialist, narrates this visually beautiful exploration of the fork in the road to our water future. Produced by Scott’s son, Christopher McGilvray, the video premiere benefits Desal Alternatives. Local musicians, Gail Swain, Michael Levy and Rus Brutsche celebrate our water resources in song.
The Surfrider Foundation Santa Cruz Chapter was stoked to participate in the 9th annual International Surfing Day! With a two-part celebration with Patagonia Santa Cruz Outlet, where in the daytime at Cowell’s had a beach clean up and water sampling, free food and drinks from Woodstock’s Pizza and Whole Foods, Doc’s Proplugs, the Marine Bay National Sanctuary, and the West Cliff Restoration Project were there as well. In the early evening we were at Patagonia, with live music from The Shapes, free food and drinks, and learning more about Ocean Friendly Gardens and the West Cliff Restoration Project.
Join us at Moe’s Alley on Saturday June 29th as we rock the night away with the Mermen! Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm. A portion of ticket sales will benefit our chapter and we’ll be there with our newest shirts. Swing by our table and say hello!.
Join us this Sunday, June 23rd, for a two-part celebration with Patagonia, celebrating the 9th Annual International Surfing Day, that Encourages People To Surf And Enjoy The Waves! NOTE: BOTH EVENTS ARE FREE, KIDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND, AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!Daytime Event: Short board, long board, no board, International Surfing Day returns, on Sunday, June 23rd, at Cowell’s beach from 11:00 am – 2 pm. Join us for a day on the beach with Music, a Beach Clean Up, Group paddle out/surf (bring your board!),Teaching volunteers how to collect water samples with the BWTF, Sand Castle contest, Free food from Woodstocks, free ear inspections from Docs Pro Plugs, and special raffle prizes from Patagonia, Whole Foods, and more!
Early Evening Event: Meet us in the early evening at the PatagoniaSantaCruzOutlet. Together we will learn about Ocean Friendly Gardens that keep our beaches and oceans healthy. The Oikonos Grant Recipient will also provide us an update on the West Cliff Restoration Project. Sustainably harvested ocean-friendly food will be highlighted along with local beer. Local Musician, Ashley Lloyd and her band, The Shapes, will perform.
Pancakes Tomorrow at Patagonia: To celebrate the kick off of International Surfing Day Surfrider and Patagonia will be serving up free pancakes on the patio tomorrow, Thursday, June 20th! More info here!
We’ll welcome Bruce Daniels and Tom LaHue from the Soquel Creek Water BOard and Scott McGilvray of Water Aware to our meeting this month. After a short presentation about the proposed desalt plant and how to get involved in the decision making process we’ll have a Q&A session.
As our region struggles with a HUGE decision about constructing a desalt plant in Santa Cruz, we’re hosting a community event. Join us to talk to the guys who are on both sides of the desalt spectrum. Whatever the community eventually decides, this will affect our lives in this coastal community for the foreseeable future, so don’t sit on the sidelines while the debate goes on.
Get your questions answered Tuesday June 11th, 7pm at the Surfrider office.
Join us at our June cleanup this Saturday June 1st from 11am-1pm at Capitola Beach. Then dine at IHOP in Capitola from 4pm-12:00 midnight where 20% of proceeds from your bill will be donated to our chapter. Thanks IHOP!
Save Our Surf received a pledge from Couch Distributing to donate a percentage of sales from Bud Light, Bud Light Platinum and Budweiser between Memorial Day and Labor Day to the Santa Cruz Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. The partnership was started in 1996 and has raised at least $10.000 a year for the local environmental nonprofit group each year ever since. Check out the ad in this week’s Good Times.
Thanks Couch! You have been amazing supporters for the past 18 years. It is your support that has helped us fund programs like the Blue Water Task Force, monthly beach cleanups and World Surfing Reserve establishment.