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.

August 5, 2017

August Ocean Night – Dulce and The Weekend Sailor

FRIDAY August 11th
Arcata Theater Lounge
Doors 6:30pm Films 7pm
All Ages
$3 Suggested Donation

Dulce: A short documentary surf film that takes a fresh look at Pavones – both the wave that made it famous and other nearby gems. Spanning six months of swell, the film explores the beautiful, crusty, pure, and at times quirky lives of surfers reveling in Nature at the end of the road, and how those lifestyles may now be subject to change in the face of development.Featuring the surfing, music, and thoughts from a cast of locals, international transplants and travelers – Dulce is a no-budget treat that reminds us how deeply we owe the Ocean and where to go from here.

The Weekend Sailor: In 1973, with almost no experience, Mexican captain Ramon Carlin raced against the superstars of sailing in a 9 month deadly round the world regatta winning the overall prize.

June 29, 2017

July Ocean Night – Know Your Fishermen!

This Ocean Night you will have the opportunity to learn a little bit more about the men and women of California who harvest the seafood we eat. At 7:00 pm we will host a screening of the documentary OF THE SEA which “tells the story of five California fishermen and shows how our seafood choices can influence ocean sustainability.”
After the film we will host a panel discussion with several local fishermen and oyster growers from the Humboldt Bay region. Fishermen will discuss the unique joys and challenges of fishing in Humboldt Bay and will discuss how we as a community can support the production of local, sustainable seafood.

Doors 6:30pm
Film 7pm
Pannel Discussion starts around 8:15pm
$3 Suggested Donation
All Ages!

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