Happy Holidays from Surfrider! We are honored to have such amazing folks working with us to do so much in our community. Next year is sure to rock as we continue riding the momentum wave of our monthly Ocean movie themed Nights at the Arcata Theater Lounge (1st Thursday of every month),  plastic bag banning, keeping our beaches litter- and poo-free, and more.

Still looking for gifts for folks who want to support community-oriented, ecologically-minded, independent stores and products? Besides joining or renewing your membership to Surfrider Humboldt, we are selling Chico Bags with our custom NEW logo designed by Shawn Griggs (see above) at Greenhouse Boardshop. These rePETE Chico Bags are made of 100% recycled materials! You can’t even say that about fruit cake.

Besides the Chico Bags and a few scattered Surfrider T-shirt sizes, Greenhouse has epic clothes, surf gear, skateboards, shoes, DVDs, and soooo much more for any persons on your list. They have been endlessly supportive of Surfrider, so do them a favor and check ’em out! (Get a yummy snack at the juice/coffee bar while you’re at it.)

Here’s another idea for that surfer on your list. Humboldt’s own Matt Beard is compiling some of his fantastic artwork along with his musings about the surf culture in a new book entitled Eureka. You can view it online for FREE or order a copy.

And I’ll go ahead and do some plugging nepotism-style: my sister has a sweet sustainable fabric/hemp clothing company, moreTrees, and those threads are sure to win over anyone looking for some chic style while keeping true to their enviro-happy roots.

Stay safe, be warm, get merry. We love you!