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International Surf Day

Discussion in 'Events and Activities' started by greenroomsurfer, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. greenroomsurfer

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    Newest Press Release-
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    CONTACT:
    Madra Medina McDonald
    Florida Panhandle Chapter Surfrider Foundation
    850.376.7386 (cell)
    madra@m-publicrelations.com

    Florida Panhandle Chapter Surfrider Foundation Hosts Lineup of Family Friendly Events in Celebration of International Surfing Day
    Surfers Worldwide Unite To Celebrate Surfing and Coastal Environments

    Santa Rosa Beach, FL (June 2, 2008) ? On June 20, 2008, surfers from around the world will wax their surfboards and catch a wave in honor of International Surfing Day (ISD). In celebration of this special day, the Florida Panhandle Chapter Surfrider Foundation will host a series of family-friendly events throughout South Walton during the month of June. All events are free and open to the public.

    ?This event marks our third year celebrating International Surfing Day,? said Jack Slattery, founding member of Florida Panhandle Chapter Surfrider Foundation. ?We have had a significant increase in memberships in the past year and everyone is enthusiastic about this year?s event. We hope it inspires a new beach culture movement with locals in the community.?

    Established four years ago by the Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine, International Surfing Day is the one day a year where surfers from around the globe come together to celebrate the sport of surfing and pitch in to give back to our world?s oceans, waves and beaches.

    As is tradition, the Surfrider Foundation will commemorate the day by hosting various coastal clean-up and restoration events around the world. However there will be a new twist this year in the form of special ISD ?challenges? whereby the public will be able to compete for prizes by participating in a wide range of activities ranging from beach clean-ups, to filmmaking, to art contests

    Florida Panhandle Chapter Surfrider Foundation will host the following activities in celebration of International Surfing Day:

    • Friday, June 13th -?Stand Up For Our Oceans!? a four-member paddle board team challenge at 7:00 pm on Lake Allen next to Stinky?s Fish Camp. Surf shops, lifeguards, surf clubs, beach crews and local businesses are encouraged to participate. The format will include a short course relay and an awards ceremony. For more information, visit www.BlueMountainSurf.com.

    • Saturday, June 14th - Beach clean-up at 9:00 am down on the beach in front of Majestic Sun and Surfside in Miramar Beach.

    • Friday, June 20th ? International Surfing Day celebration. A family-friendly event on the beach behind Pompano Joe?s in Miramar Beach from 6 pm-till. The event will include a paddle out, raffle prizes, silent auction, live music, food and a bonfire. Guests are encouraged to bring their own beverages.

    International Surfing Day is sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, Pac Sun and Earthpack.

    The Florida Panhandle Chapter Surfrider Foundation is seeking local sponsors to donate items for the raffle and silent auction. For more information on how to become a sponsor, please email Madra McDonald at madra@m-publicrelations.com. To learn more about International Surfing Day, visit www.SoWal.com and click on the ISD banner.

    About Surfrider Foundation
    The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world?s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, go to www.surfrider.org.
     
  2. RYNO

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    Its getting close! Len, I still need those art files from you for the tshirts and stickers. We gotta hurry!
     
  3. Bobby J

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    This thing is getting big! Do you think we will beat our first year of attendance!? Ask Jack S about that one!:lol:
     
  4. DannyMarg

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    We will see you all there!!
     
  5. NotDeadYet

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    Will you be "cleaning up" the private beach signs in front of Surfside? :confused:
     
  6. jack S

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    We will be cleaning the public beach. Our money paid to put the sand there! It's our beach!

    Event schedule;
    11 June; 7:30 music and surf video, at the watercolor amphitheater western lake dr.
    13 June; 5:30 Paddle Board relay race, at Oyster lake
    14 June; 9:00 Beach Cleanup, Miramar Beach By the public roadside parking
    20 June; Paddle out party, music, food, bring your own beverage, on the beach behind Pompano joe's
     
  7. jack S

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    A Florida Senate committee looked at pictures of the signs you mention. Not only is there no such law as the one cited, but the sign is not legal, should be removed. DEP should handle that..... slowly.
     
  8. Bobby J

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    The paddle contest is today @ 6pm on Oyster lake. :D
     
  9. NotDeadYet

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    Yes, I know the "statute" cited on the sign is bogus. So does the DEP - I spoke to them and emailed them a picture, oh, about a year ago. This has been discussed on another thread. DEP should handle it. But I doubt they will.
     
  10. Bobby J

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    The paddle board race was a huge hit. Gary Wise is da man! He won the solo race. Thanks for those of you that made it out. Tomorrow is the beach clean up day and look forward to seeing more SoWal faces showing support for their beaches!

    Will post more photos and maybe some video. 30A guide was there and recorded the whole event. We may be looking at major sponsorship next year. Thanks Madra!
     
  11. jack S

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    You are probably right, but hey, the greed pigs torture themselves over this. Don't let it ruin your world. Come on out and help us be good neighbors and clean this beach. A good time to meet nice people too.
    PS the paddle race was allot of fun, for the participants as well as the spectators. I wouldn't miss the next one!!!
     
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    greed pigs! oh slat, you crack me up!
     
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    I would like to congratulate my guys for winning the team paddle board race! Team RYNO won the 4 man paddle board race last night with the fastest time. Team members were Joe Jo, Sambo, Andy, and Justin. They did a great job. Just goes to show some youth and a whole lot of adrenaline can go a long way!
     
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    Team Ryno won the team event but winners will not be announced yet because a team can knock off a second per dollar donation to Surfrider. We will announce a winner next week. So far Team Ryno is in the lead. Tell your guys to get donations. Se you all at the clean up!:clap:
     
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    Clean up

    The clean up went very well! Tons of cigarette butts!:nono1: I don't understand why folks just feel they can throw those out anywhere. Anyway, it was great we caught some small Yolo/longboard waves when it was over and now we get ready for next Friday. Try to catch it if you can. We just locked Cody Copeland in to play for us. Free food, live music, raffles, good times. We will be located at Pompano Joe's around 6pm celebrating International surfing day. This is an event for all folks that care about our waterways! See you there. More pics to follow. These are from the paddle event and clean up.
     
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    :clap: Thanks Surfrider and the people who came out to clean the beach. We had such a great time swimming and playing in the gulf after the clean-up. The "getting in the zone" award goes to Sandy Johnson! She never looked up to see that everyone else was swimming, so she went right on picking up trash.....I thing she must have walked 2 miles.:blush:
     
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    See everyone tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    See ya at 6:00:welcome:
     
  20. RYNO

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    I have a good source that is telling me we will have waves for ISD paddle out tonight.....





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