Never doubt that a small group of sandal-wearing people saying “dude” can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
(Sorry, Margaret Mead. Couldn’t resist.)
The quick report: utterly inspirational and informative. (And the SF chapter knows how to throw a good party.) I am full of positivity regarding our Humboldt chapter.
But, sharing the details will have to wait, as I returned from SF just in time to leave for Washington (family wedding). Will be back next Tuesday, Aug. 12. Stay tuned for a meeting announcement and further report.
P.S. If you’re into MySpace, you can see more photos from the conference here. (I lifted the above photos from aforementioned site.)
Humboldt Surfriders is in the process of restructuring. One of the corrective measures entails referring to our chapter as the more accurate Surfrider: Humboldt Chapter. Something like that. I’m still working on the details. I’m sure I’ll return from this weekend Surfrider conference with equal parts information and inspiration.
But I’m updating the blog name now, just to prepare.
Also, lots of folks have been asking what’s up with Humboldt Surfriders – good question. We’re hoping to have an informational meeting about the restructuring and what needs to happen next mid-to-late August. Stay tuned.
From Matt Malkus:
The Humboldt North Coast Land Trust and Humboldt Surfriders are trying to organize a work party to fix up the south trail @ Houda point. Many of you are aware of the “hanging cable Stairs ” condition and the need to make this access point safer.
We are looking for volunteers who want to help out with moving rock, and fixing the bottom section of cable stairs. We are Plannining on the Weekend of August 8-9 if we can a few volunteers to help out.
If you can make it give Johnny a call @ 954-0777 or 677-3885.
Also from the NCJB site:
The Top 10 Beach Bummers
Twenty four beaches statewide received an “F” grade in dry weather during the 2007-2008 Beach Report Card.
The ten worst “Beach Bummers” in California (starting with the worst) are:
1. Avalon Harbor Beach on Catalina Island (Los Angeles County)
2. Santa Monica Municipal Pier (Los Angeles County)
3. Poche Beach (Orange County)
4. North Beach Doheny (Orange County)
5. Marie Canyon Drain at Puerco Beach (Los Angeles County)
6. Cabrillo Beach harborside (Los Angeles County)
7. City of Long Beach — multiple locations (Los Angeles County)
8. Campbell Cove State Park Beach (Sonoma County)
9. Clam Beach County Park near Strawberry Creek (Humboldt County)
10. Pismo Beach Pier (San Luis Obispo County)
For a detailed look at beach results for each county and report methodology, please refer to our complete report. A PDF version is available http://www.healthebay.org.
Scott says, “You might want to post this to the website and have people forward their questions and concerns to me if they’d like them aired.”
(Please note: this conflicts with the next scheduled Humboldt Surfriders meeting, but we will get a full report. ~JS)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2008
Contact: David Boyd, RCEA
Ian Caliendo, PG&E
Energy Authority to Host Public Forum on
PG&E’s Proposed WaveConnect Project
Schedule: We’ll gather at the beach by Trinidad Harbor at 1 p.m. so we can paddle out and have the ceremony on the water by 2 p.m. Those who do not want to or are unable to paddle out can view the ceremony from the memorial lighthouse at the top of the hill. (There is a 5.3′ high tide at 10:42 a.m.)
The memorial gathering at Merriman’s begins at 3 p.m. and will include an announcement (about 4 p.m.) regarding a $10,000 donation from Glenn’s parents, Wayne and Bernice Stockwell. A scholarship fund will be set up through Humboldt Area Foundation; Humboldt Surfriders will man a donation table at the party as well.
Parking: The lot at Merriman’s will likely get pretty full with beach-goers midday on a Saturday; we’re thinking of setting up a shuttle service, but people should be ready to walk down the hill and definitely not park in the Moonstone Grill parking lot.
Food and Drink: Humboldt Surfriders is providing water, soda, the hot meal (BBQ), salad and bread for everyone as well as plates, utensils, napkins, etc. (Expenses will be reimbursed from the GWS account.) BYOB. Potluck-style contributions encouraged.
Music: Hopefully, Sandy Flippin’s band Likely Story. Seeking other “subdued” background music.
Shrine material: Please bring photos or other memorabilia appropriate for remembering/honoring Glenn.
Volunteers needed! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 3.
Paddle out from Indian Beach/Trinidad Harbor followed by a gathering at Merryman’s. Bring a dish to share if you’d like. Details to follow. Come to the April 17 Humboldt Surfriders meeting if you’re interested in volunteering.
The next Humboldt Surfriders meeting takes place Thursday, April 17, 2008 in the Plaza View Room, Plaza Grill, Jacoby’s Storehouse, Eighth and H streets, Arcata. Questions? 825-SURF.