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 12, 2010

Update: new T-shirts, projects and more!

Happy Fall! Hope everyone’s enjoying the sunshine this week!

And when you’re out and about in the lovely days… or in a lovely daze, depending… don’t forget to represent! Currently at Greenhouse, we have the 2010 Matt Beard edition Ts and hoodies, with the 2011 Shawn Griggs version Ts on their way.

(We sure are lucky to have so many fine artists donating their work to Humboldt Surfrider – a shout out to 2009 artist Matt O’Brien, too, of course!)

In other news,

  • efforts to repair the pipeline to the Jetty shower are underway,

  • slow progress is being made on improvements at Moonstone and Camel Rock,

  • our Rise Above Plastics campaign is hitting back hard after California failed to ban single-use plastic bags,

  • we’re looking to partner with the Tobacco Education Network to end cigarette butt litter

  • and, of course, we continue to hold monthly film nights,

  • plus regular beach and highway clean-ups,

  • as well as pursue the best protection for our local ocean, beaches and waves.

    Not a member yet? JOIN! (Link goes to current Iron Surfer promotion page.)

    Already a member? A volunteer? A donor? A supporter? Any of all of the above – THANK YOU!

    As always, email with any questions or to get more involved.

    See you at the beach!

  • September 20, 2010

    Monday morning news – Surf’s up!

    You can check the buoys for yourselves, but here’s some news from the NYT (h/t MD at KHUM):

    Susan Casey, the editor in chief of O: The Oprah Magazine and the author of “The Devil’s Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America’s Great White Sharks,”examines big waves from every angle, and goes in deep with those who know the phenomenon most intimately: mariners, wave scientists and extreme surfers.

    August 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

    Surfers overlooked in Marine and Coastal Policy: Call for a Federal ‘Minister for Coasts’

    Surfers, the largest user contact group of the marine environment in Australia, have been continuously disregarded by government policy makers. Considered to be at the frontline of the coasts, more so than recreational fishers and divers, the opinions of millions of surfers across thousands of beaches in Australia, were being undervalued – and in WA Marine Park policy in particular, concerns go largely ignored.

    “It’s a great shame and a slight to the very culture which has come to symbolize so much of our national identity”, said one of Australia’s leading coastal advocates.

    Brad Farmer, founder of the Surfrider Foundation, Ocean Care Day and National Surfing Reserves made the comments in Perth today.

    “Just this week, we see the Mr Abbott weakening Marine Parks, while in WA, surfers are simply not consulted by DEC when it comes to coasts and marine issues.

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    May 5, 2010

    Volunteer for “Oceans”!


    We have a rare opportunity to table at Broadway Cinema for the opening of Disney’s new, amazing ”Oceans” movie.

    Volunteers are needed for the following times:

    • Friday, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
    • Saturday, 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. (movie plays at 11:45 a.m.)

    All volunteers will receive a free pass to ”Oceans” as thanks! Email Jennifer at ASAP to sign up! Thanks! And please check the movie out regardless – it’s supposed to be amazing! We really appreciate Coming Attractions‘ support!

    May 2, 2010

    Ocean Night! Farmed Salmon Exposed & Sprout


    First Thursday of every month: Ocean Night at Arcata Theatre Lounge! From majestic documentaries to epic surf flicks, explore the great blue sea with Ocean ConservancyHumboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper including raffle prizes and more!

    Doors at 6:30 and movies at 7 p.m. All ages, free – donations accepted.

    Thursday, May 6, check out “Farmed Salmon Exposed” and Thomas Campbell’s “Sprout.”

    Details, click “more.”
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    October 22, 2009

    High Surf Predicted to Hit Northcoast

    The U.S. National Weather Service is advising beachgoers and sailors to be cautious on the North Coast today due to a large surf expected to peak at 16 feet by noon.
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