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 email@example.com with any questions or to get more involved.
See you at the beach!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to sign up! Thanks! And please check the movie out regardless – it’s supposed to be amazing! We really appreciate Coming Attractions‘ support!
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 Conservancy, Humboldt 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.”
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.