June 16, 2015

International Surfing Day 2015 – June 20th @ 8am – Indian River, North Side

Please join us at this year’s International Surfing Day Celebration, Saturday, June 20th, 8AM Indian River Inlet North Side.

This year you can also help us by joining Surfrider through this special link made just for our Chapter. You can also renew your membership there or just donate
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May 6, 2015

Hands Across the Sand

May 16th – 11:30 AM – Northside Indian River Inlet

·  Did you know oil exploration and seismic testing is being actively proposed by the Department of Interior directly off of our Delaware coasts?
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February 17, 2015

North Side Indian River Inlet Monitoring Report

In 2012, the Delaware Surfrider Foundation Chapter formed the Surf Quality and Access Committee to focus on issues such as surf spot protection, surfing access, and improve surfing opportunities in Delaware. An overall assessment of surfing opportunities in Delaware is available in the “State of Surfing in Delaware” a report released in January 2014.

See Full Report: North Side Indian River Inlet Monitoring Report

November 3, 2014

Swimming, surfing at odds with beach protection

Molly Murray, The News Journal 4:06 p.m. EDT November 1, 2014
Some residents on Delaware’s ocean coast worry the state is focusing too much on shoreline protection and not enough on safety and recreation.

At issue for Rehoboth Beach resident Ed O’Connor is the limited number of beaches where he can still surf – and even take friends and family swimming – since state and federal renourishment projects started.

“Those beaches have a use, and it’s for recreation,” O’Connor said.

And those bigger, wider beaches, he said, just aren’t as safe for swimming anymore because of the steep dropoffs formed when the beach is elevated and widened.
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July 15, 2014

Delaware’s beach building line stuck in past

Molly Murray, The News Journal – 10:52 p.m. EDT July 9, 2014

A lot has changed along the Delaware coast over the last 33 years, but the building line, a benchmark to protect sand dunes and keep homes and buildings out of them, is not one of them.

In recent months, a panel of building officials, coastal residents, contractors and state regulators have been meeting to look at a regulatory revision…Full Story

July 11, 2014

Researchers seek to stem tide of surf injuries

By Ryan Mavity | Jul 11, 2014

Beebe reports early summer surf injuries double over last year.

Researchers with Delaware Sea Grant, Beebe Healthcare and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are studying surf conditions to develop a model to better prevent surf injuries.

Doctors at Beebe Healthcare’s emergency department report surf injuries in June were double last year’s total for the month… Full Story

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July 11, 2014

Surfriders gather for International Surfing Day – By Chris Flood

Indian River Inlet — Nearly 20 people showed up on the north side beach at Indian River Inlet in Delaware Seashore State Park to take park in the Delaware Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation’s free surfing lessons… Full Story


June 20, 2014

Celebrate ISD with FREE Surf Lessons!

June 21st – 9:30AM – 12:00 PM
Northside Indian River Inlet

Join us this Saturday to celebrate International Surf Day with some FREE Surf Lessons courtesy of Rehoboth Boarding School and Dewey Beach Surf Shop. 
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March 23, 2014

Dune Grass Planting a Huge Success

Huge Success!!!  A big “Thank You” to everyone who could come!  DNREC estimates over 800 volunteers showed up.  The sheer magnitude of volunteers and freshly planted dune grass was a pretty cool sight to see!
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January 28, 2014

The State of Surfing in Delaware

It is an understatement to say the Delaware Chapter is concerned about the impact beach replenishment is having on our surfing resources.  But without hysterics and without hyperbole, here is a factual account of where we have come from and where we are now. 
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