May 26, 2018

June Ocean Night – Vey nou Lagon & The Fisherman’s Son

Join us for June’s Ocean Night at Arcata Theater Lounge! This month we are screening Vey Nou Lagon and The Fisherman’s Son, plus a local Lifeguard presentation.

Thursday, June 7. Doors
Doors open at 6:30pm, films from 7-9pm

“Vey nou Lagon is an inspirational film that follows a traditional artisanal fisherman and his family as they tell us the story of the Mauritian lagoons and show us the current state of the ocean. Vey nou Lagon highlights the local heroes and success stories of Mauritius and Rodrigues, an autonomous outer island of Mauritius. Fishermen from the two islands provide solutions and inspire others to take simple actions at the individual level to make a difference.”

The Fisherman’s Son highlights Ramón Navarro, who “found a voice through big wave surfing. One wave enabled him to make a lasting difference in his hometown, Punta de Lobos, Chile. Because of Ramon and other passionate individuals, that coast, it’s waves, fish and abundant resources for the local way of life, has been preserved.”

There will also be a presentation on local lifeguarding, including a discussion on the local Junior Guards program and a seasonal summer life guard program for patrolling the State Park beaches.

As always, there will be a wonderful raffle! $3 suggested donation and free to Surfrider/NEC/Baykeeper members. All proceeds go to Humboldt Surfrider, the NEC, and Humboldt Baykeeper.


April 4, 2018

River Night takeover of Ocean Night – Thursday April 12

We are doing a River Night takeover of Ocean Night Thursday April 12th.

There will be some great raffle prizes including: a rescue life jacket donated by Kokatat, a backpack donated by Adventures Edge, and  North Coast whitewater kayaking guidebook donated by author Dan Menten and Surfrider.
We will be showing Oil + Water a fun and educational movie about two whitewater kayakers who drive the entire west coast of North and South America in a biodiesel fire truck. During their trip, they kayak rivers and educate folks about converting and driving biodiesel vehicles. Trailer

We will also be showing some of Dan Menten’s local whitewater videos (here is an example

Photo: Dan Menten – 2nd Falls Burnt Ranch Gorge

Lastly, we will present the movie, 7 Rivers Expedition, where a team of hardcore kayakers paddle the 7 Class V overnight rivers in the high Sierra Nevada plus some other runs in one summer. Trailer

The 7 Rivers Expedition
Its spring kayaking season!! Get fired up.



March 16, 2018

Surfrider Humboldt Quarterly Meeting


Thursday, March 22nd 
6:30pm at Plaza Grill in the Jacoby Storehouse
780 7th Street, Arcata
Look for us in the Plaza View Room!

Join Humboldt Surfrider for our first meeting of the year! Want to know what our plans are this year, find out how to get involved, or give us some ideas you think we should focus on? Here is your opportunity! We will be discussing our plan for 2018 at this meeting.

Surfrider Foundation is an environmental non-profit dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches.

In our quarterly meeting, the Humboldt executive committee and local Surfrider members will be discussing opportunities to volunteer and get involved in projects to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches.

We will also be rolling out our new and revamped version of the Samoa Trash Bash, an interactive beach clean-up campaign that you can participate in ANYTIME and win monthly prizes! Stay tuned!

Can’t wait to see you all there! First beer is on us (while supplies last) so come early!

January 9, 2018

January Ocean Night – Oil on Ice & Campaign 2

Join us for this month’s Ocean Night on January 11! We will be screening Oil on Ice, a film about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and it’s long, controversial battle with resource extraction. Plus Campaign 2, the highly anticipated sequel to Taylor Steele’s best-selling surf flick.

$3 suggested donation for films (free to Northcoast Environmental Center and Surfrider members). As always, there will be an awesome raffle!

“Oil on Ice is a vivid, compelling and comprehensive documentary connecting the fate of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy policy, transportation choices, and other seemingly unrelated matters. Caught in the balance are the culture and livelihood of the Gwich’in people and the migratory wildlife in this fragile ecosystem.” – Oil on Ice website

“Campaign 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the best selling movie Campaign showcases Andy and Bruce Irons tearing apart a new right in Bali, Shane Dorian exploring Morocco, Dane Reynolds going off in the Mentawis, Taj boosting in Mexico, and Kelly Slater’s “best day of surfing ever” deep in Caribbean pits. C2 was filmed in the USA, Australia, Indonesia, France, Africa, and the Caribbean.”
– iTunes

November 29, 2017

Black and White Ocean Night – Friday Dec 1st!

Back by popular demand, Ocean Night is once again going black and white this December in the spirit of the holidays!

Join Surfrider Humboldt for our Holiday Party and Year in Review at the 2nd Annual Black & White Ocean Night.

This classy evening will feature live piano music by Katie McGourty, live painting by Matt Beard, black & white surf films and slideshow, extra-special gift raffles with awesome local goodies, and lots of holiday cheer. Come eat, drink, and be merry! And don’t forget to wear your most fabulous black and white attire for this fancy(ish) affair.*

Looking for the perfect present this season? A Surfrider membership is only $25 for a year! Renew or become a member at the event and receive 5 free raffle tickets. We will also have Surfrider hoodies, shirts, and hats available for sale!

Arcata Theater Lounge
Doors open at 7:00pm
All Ages
$10 Suggested Donation (includes 2 complimentary raffle tickets)

*Dressing up in black and white is highly encouraged, but certainly not required.

November 3, 2017

November Ocean Night – Under an Arctic Sky and Chasing Coral

Join us for our November Ocean Night!

Under an Arctic Sky: Six surfers set sail along the frozen shores of Iceland, knowing that the worst storm to hit the country in twenty-five years is about to arrive. Enduring constant darkness and stormy seas, they discover perfect waves and make history by surfing under the northern lights.

Chasing Coral: Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

October 5, 2017

October Ocean Night – Thicker Than Water and Straws

Join us for October Ocean Night!

This month we will be featuring; Thicker Than Water, and Straws, as well as celebrating a successful Coastal Cleanup Day!

Thicker Than Water is a collection of images and memories that started with the first time we stood on the deck of a surfboard and ends with an eighteen- month journey through the North Atlantic, South Pacific and the Bay of Bengal.
Starring: Rob Machado, Kelly Slater, Brad Gerlach, Shane Dorian, The Malloy Brothers, and others.

Straws: It’s estimated that each day in the U.S., over 500,000,000 straws are used once and tossed. Ocean Conservancy ranks plastic straws as the number five most popular found item on beaches and the vast majority of them aren’t recycled, so they wind up in landfills, litter streets and add to the estimated 8.5 metric tons of plastic debris in oceans annually.

September 25, 2017

Ocean Friendly Gardens – Work Days!

There are THREE opportunities to participate in OFG work days this week! Wednesday (9/27) and Thursday (9/28) at Trinidad School, and Saturday (9/30) at a residential home. Spaces are limited so please RSVP to reserve your spot!

Trinidad School OFG Installation – (5 spots per day available)
We are partnering with the City of Trinidad and Trinidad School to create an Ocean Friendly Garden and outdoor education area! The garden is designed to infiltrate and treat storm water runoff from the
adjacent downspouts around an existing storm drain in a grassy courtyard between several classroom wings. We are looking for 5 volunteers per day. Send us a message or Email us at to reserve your spot!

Workday/Demonstration- Saturday September 30th 1-4:00pm (10 spots available)
Our OFG coordinator, Josh Koepke is hosting an OFG work day/demonstration! This garden will be dedicated to the late Paul Herzog who helped pioneer the Ocean Friendly gardens program at surfrider and recently past away. He was a passionate advocate for building healthy soil and growing these amazing gardens to benefit us all!
Please contact Josh at if you have any questions or would like to sign up for the hands on demonstration on how to incorporate stormwater into your landscape.

September 11, 2017

Coastal Cleanup Day – Samoa Peninsula “Water Tanks”

Join Surfrider Humboldt in the largest volunteer event supporting the marine environment, Coastal Cleanup Day!

Saturday September 16th, 9am – 12pm, “Water Tanks” on the Samoa Peninsula 


This year our site is the “Water Tanks” pull out on the Samoa Peninsula . Meet in the main parking lot, just look for the tent. We will provide trash bags, trash grabbers, and sharps disposal containers. Wear layers, bring sunscreen/hat, gloves, and water.

We will provide FREE coffee and bagels!

*Please contact us or post in the discussion if you need transportation or would like to carpool!

Hope to see everyone there!

August 25, 2017

September Ocean Night – September Sessions and Smog of The Sea

Join us for Ocean Night, September edition! 

Doors 6:30pm Films 7pm
All Ages
$3 Suggested Donation

September Sessions: By September of 1999, Slater was eager to escape and find perfect waves where he could push his surfing to new levels without the restrictions of competition. So he took off to Sumatra, Indonesia, along with some friends, to fulfill that long awaited dream. Knowing full well something extraordinary could happen on a mission of this sort, Kelly asked Jack to come along, and Johnson brought the same 25-year old camera he’d used during the filming of Thicker Than Water, which had just been released. New levels of strength of purity were reached as Slater and friends pushed their surfing to limits that have yet to be matched.

The Smog of the Sea chronicles a 1-week journey through the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea. Marine scientist Marcus Eriksen invited onboard an unusual crew to help him study the sea: renowned surfers Keith & Dan Malloy, musician Jack Johnson, spearfisher woman Kimi Werner, and bodysurfer Mark Cunningham become citizen scientists on a mission to assess the fate of plastics in the world’s oceans.

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