October 21, 2014

Help Wanted

Surf Shop Liaison!

Work at a Surf Shop?  Are you constantly in them bugging the staff?  Do you love the smell of wax and sale racks?? WE NEED YOU!

Your Chapter is looking for a volunteer to gauge issues concerning our Local Surf Community and the businesses that support it.  Surf Shops are the water coolers of our salty kin and we need to make sure we’re advocates for them.

If this sounds like something you’d like to be involved with, please contact us Email here.

October 21, 2014

Sea Witch Parade

Saturday, October 25th – 9:30am’ish

seawitchSHJoin us this coming Saturday for some FUN!  What you’ll need-

  • Wetsuit
  • Cape of some sort
  • Good throwing arm for candy
  • Comfortable walking shoes

We are going to theme ourselves as “Superheroes of Surf – Protecting our Coasts!”  We wanted to keep the costume basic so all could participate.  Who doesn’t have a bedsheet lying around the house?

We will be decorating our Chair’s car with all kinds of stuff.  We’ll supply all the candy and décor for the car.  We have volunteered our Chair to wash his car afterwards.
Bring kids – Bring pets – Bring unicorns
Email our Volunteer Coordinator for specific details.  See you there! Email here.

Bypass Pic
September 30, 2014

Recreation Value at Beaches vs Beachfill

Surfrider Foundation has put tremendous effort into quantifying the economic value of non-consumptive coastal recreation. (It excludes fishing & boating economics because those have been well documented.) And the DE Chapter has put tremendous effort into making sure beach replenishment does not create dangerous beaches with no surf which will drive tourists elsewhere. Great treatment of both subjects here

September 19, 2014

Sea Level Rise in DE – Conference Coverage

Sea Level Rise Week in DE got some great news coverage on WBOC, video linked below. Many environmental groups in DE worked together to make this week a success. We know sea level rise means more beach replenishment, so we all need to follow this and ask for alternatives. 
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September 18, 2014

Volunteers Needed for Up and Coming Events

Delaware Coastal Cleanup – September 20th – 9AM – Noon
Northside Indian River Inlet – Need 10-15 Volunteers to help beautify

Dogfish Dash!- September 28th, 7:30AM – 12PM
Milton, Delaware – Need 5-6 Volunteers – First to email us gets first dibs. Spots will fill fast!!!

Delaware Coast Day – October 5 – details to be announced

Sea Witch Parade – October 25th – WE WILL HAVE A FLOAT THIS YEAR!
We will need folks willing to wear some wetsuits and carry boards with the float.  We have some other ideas brewing!!  We need as many volunteers to make a presence as possible.

Please contact our NEW Volunteer Coordinator Dominic at to sign up.

September 18, 2014

Delaware Coastal Cleanup – September 20th

Delaware Coastal Cleanup – September 20th – 9AM – Noon
Northside Indian River Inlet – Need 10-15 Volunteers to help beautify

Please contact our NEW Volunteer Coordinator Dominic to sign up.

September 16, 2014

FREE! Screen of “Shored Up” the Movie in Bethany

Movie begins at 7pm, Thursday September 18th, South Coastal Library and Culture Center, 43 Kent Ave, Bethany Beach, Delaware 19930
Shored Up is a documentary that asks tough questions about our coastal communities and our relationship to the land. What will a rising sea do to our homes, our businesses, and the survival of our communities?
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September 11, 2014

Big news out of California.

Posted Aug 28th 2014

VICTORY! Moments ago, in a landmark decision, the California State Legislature (in a 44-29 vote) banned single-use plastic bags, making California the first state to outlaw single-use plastic bags.
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September 11, 2014

OCMD to restrict smoking on beaches and boardwalk.

BREAKING NEWS: OC Council Votes 4-3 To Restrict Smoking On Beach, Boardwalk
After a presentation this afternoon at City Hall, the Ocean City Council voted 4-3 to move to ordinance form smoking regulations for the beach and Boardwalk.
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September 11, 2014


NYC Parks Department makes dubious history for ocean-facing international cities following Bertha.

By Matt Pruett

The NYC Parks department just outlawed the use of bodyboards at city beaches.
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