March 31, 2011

Ocean Night this Friday includes SURFBOARD in the raffle!

On Friday, April 1, Ocean Conservancy, Humboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper present an extra special Ocean Night at Arcata Theatre Lounge. This time, donations will go to The Redwood Regional Rotary Relief Super Fund to provide assistance to Del Norte County fishermen who lost their livelihoods following the tsunami damage to Crescent City’s harbor.

The event is all-ages, donation-based and includes a post-film raffle with a surfboard by local shaper Mark McClendon, a night at the Requa Inn and more!

Movies include Drive-Thru Japan, a “search for waves in the land of the rising sun” and Baja Wave Document, directed by veteran Hollywood film editor Chris Figler, portraying the efforts of WiLDCOAST and fishermen in Baja California to preserve the last wild coastlines of the peninsula.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., movies start at 7 p.m. To donate money or raffle prizes, call Jennifer Savage at (707) 477-8283 or Humboldt Baykeeper at (707) 268-8897.


March 23, 2011

Upcoming events: have fun, help out, win a wetsuit, support Surfrider

Wednesday, March 23: Zion I and The Grouch at Hum Brews, 21 and over, all online ticket purchases net $3 for Humboldt Surfrider. Volunteers needed to help staff our table! (More here!)

Friday, March 25: Beach Ball with Friends of the Dunes at Arcata Theatre Lounge, 21 and over, big raffle featuring a Patagonia R4 wetsuit and lots more! Ukesperience and Berel Alexander Ensemble providing sweet tunes. Surf flicks all night long! Volunteers needed to sell raffle tickets, memberships, etc. Sponsorships and raffle donations still accepted!

Friday, April 1: Ocean Night at Arcata Theatre Lounge featuring Drive-Thru Japan and Baja Wave Documente. Donations going to the Redwood Regional Rotary Relief Super Fund for Crescent City fishing fleet tsunami disaster relief. Raffle donations welcome.

For more info on anything, email Thanks!

March 14, 2011

Zion I & The Grouch + Humboldt Surfrider! March 23

Zion I & The Grouch

West Coast hip-hop heroes Zion I and The Grouch bring their “Healing Of The Nation” tour to Humboldt Brewery, Wednesday, March 23 at 9:30 p.m. For their Arcata stop, $3 of every online advance ticket sale through goes directly to Humboldt Surfrider!

The tour celebrates Zion I and The Grouch’s sophomore collaborative effort, Heroes in the Healing of the Nation, the much-anticipated follow-up to the group’s 2006 critically acclaimed Heroes in the City of Dope. This time around the group invites listeners everywhere to join them on their quest in channeling their highest selves. “Anyone changing other peoples lives for the better is a hero to me,” explains The Grouch. “People are going through a difficult transition these days,” adds Zumbi. “We want this album to aid in that process.”

Opening acts include Blu, The Shotgun Wedding Quintet and Distant Relatives. The show is 21-and-over. Humboldt Brewery is located at 856 10th St. For more information, visit

March 12, 2011

Ocean Night to benefit local, international tsunami recovery

On Friday, April 1, Ocean Conservancy, Humboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper present an extra special Ocean Night at Arcata Theatre Lounge. This time, donations from the monthly event will go toward Crescent City Harbor rebuilding efforts and to Surfrider Japan. The Del Norte County harbor was destroyed in tsunami surges generated by the devastating earthquake that hit Japan.
Lost Coast Communications radio stations KHUM 104.3/7 FM and KSLG 94.1 FM are sponsoring April’s Ocean Night.
Ocean Night has been a staple of ATL’s monthly calendars since 2009. The event is all-ages, donation-based and includes a post-film raffle. Movies for the Friday, April 1 event include the Drive-Thru Japan, a “search for waves in the land of the rising sun” and an environmental documentary to be announced. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., movies start at 7 p.m. For updates on this and future Ocean Night events, see and
To donate money or raffle prizes, call Jennifer Savage at (707) 477-8283 or Humboldt Baykeeper at (707) 268-8897.

Drive-Thru Japan:


October 28, 2010

Halloween gig this Saturday with Bucky Walters and the Absynth Quintet



Bucky Walters and The Absynth Quintet HALLOWEEN SHOW
8 p.m. – Midnight, Saturday, Oct. 30

Beer proceeds to benefit Humboldt Surfrider!

Volunteers needed! Email!


$5/ $7 (no advance ticket sales – come at 7:30 p.m.!)

Volunteers get in free!

Redwood Raks Main Studio, 824 L Street, Arcata in the Old Creamery Building

It’s a fabulous, fun alliages Dia de los Muertos-themed Costume Party music and dance celebration!

July 20, 2010

The Absynth Quintet (finally) plays for Humboldt Surfrider

Who's excited to play Ocean Night?

Those banjo players are quick, but the stand-up bass and Tofu’s drum kit weighed down the Absynth Quintet boys just long enough for us to catch up to them, grab’em by an ear and say, “Play for us, darn you!” Knowing what was good for them, they put on their smilingest faces and promised to show up at Arcata Theatre Lounge for our August 5 Ocean Night. Now that we’ve corralled them, please make it worth everyone’s while by coming out to support great music and important causes.

As always, Ocean Night is sponsored by Humboldt Surfrider, Humboldt Baykeeper and Ocean Conservancy. It’s all ages and we’re asking a $3-$10 donation – a bit more than usual, but it’s an extra-special and slightly more expensive night – clearly, a total bargain! (Also seeking business sponsorships – email

Films for the Thursday, Aug. 5 event are:

Can you break the habit?

Bag It – Is Your Life Too Plastic?

Shelter, from the Moonshine Conspiracy:


We’re also featuring a video from Team Marine and some cool underwater freediving footage from locals Andrew Weltz and Kirby Morejohn.

July 7, 2010

Saturday volunteer options: Summerfest, beach clean-up

Join Humboldt Surfrider for a beach clean-up at Bay Street this Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to noon!

Bring gloves if you have’em!

Questions? Email Adrien at

Help Surfrider this Saturday at Mad River Summerfest! Tabling volunteers, plus set-up and take-down help needed! Mad River Summerfest is a fun event out West End Road toward Blue Lake.

Contact Debbie Topping at

Read about Mad River Summerfest here.

March 10, 2010

Save the Surf

Kai Beech/Tri-City Weekly

Posted: 03/09/2010 11:14:14 AM PST

If You Go

What: Surfrider membership drive with surf movie, live music

Where: Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 St.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Cost: Free with Surfrider membership, $6 nonmembers

Save the Surf

Humboldt’s surf culture is defined by a freezing-cold ocean, big waves and even bigger sharks, according to Jennifer Savage, the chairperson of Surfrider Foundation Humboldt Chapter.

But the thrill of dropping into a thick, juicy wave, that could just as easily snap a fiberglass surfboard as it could a human spine, emotionally surpasses all the obstacles the North Coast ocean waters present to its wave riders.

In an effort to keep local waters clean, Humboldt Surfrider is having a membership drive at Arcata Theatre Lounge on Saturday at 6 p.m.

”We’re hoping to get a whole bunch of new members to raise both money and awareness about our ongoing projects, including improving access and amenities at Moonstone Beach, filling water-quality data gaps on the North Coast and encouraging people to transcend single-use plastics,” Savage said.
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November 25, 2009

Shindig success!

logo designed by Matt Beard

On Nov. 14, Surfrider Foundation’s Humboldt Chapter celebrated our first year of “reconstitution” with a few hundred of our friends in the Arcata Theatre Lounge.

While the chapter has been around for nearly 20 years, a drop in activity necessitated a concerted effort to get things going again in 2008. And get going they did! We’ve doubled our memberships, increased our funds tenfold, rebuilt the Jetty shower, cleaned beaches and a piece of U.S. Hwy. 101, promoted reusable bags and water bottles, and generally reached out on behalf of the North Coast’s ocean, waves and beaches.

In the works are improvements at Moonstone Beach and Camel Rock, as well as the establishment of a water quality lab dedicated to ocean testing. None of this would have happened or be happening without the phenomenal support of the local community members and businesses who’ve offered money, venues, raffle and auction prizes, and volunteer labor.

So, from Surfrider Humboldt, THANK YOU for your contribution. With your help, our chapter raised over $3,500 in a single evening. Not only was the event financially lucrative, but the joy of so many families – surfing and other – having fun at our event helps ensure future generations will continue the work of protecting the North Coast. Thanks again for helping make it all happen!

And an extra big huge thank you to the folks at GREENHOUSE BOARDSHOP and Humboldt Baykeeper. Both have been absolutely key to our success. Please express your appreciation if you’re around Baykeeper’s Old Town office and please do your holiday shopping at Greenhouse!

November 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Surfrider Shindig tonight!

Come celebrate our first year of reconstitution as a fabulous grassroots organization helping our Humboldt Coast!  With a movie premier, raffle, silent auction, two bands, and great people, how can you go wrong?

Premiering of Modern Collective! Watch the trailer here:
Only $6!

6 pm – Doors
7 pm – Movie
9:45 pm – Auction ends
10 pm – Nucleus (21 and over)

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