Wednesday, June 2, 2010
International Surf Day -June 19th Tybee
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.
The Coastal Georgia/Low Country Chapter formed during the summer of 2007 to promote the mission of the Surfrider Foundation throughout the coastal Georgia and Low Country region. Active members in this chapter include not only surfers, but also people of all ages involved in skim boarding, body boarding, sea kayaking, kite boarding, wind surfing, and other beach sports. The chapter is currently involved in a variety of projects including beach clean ups, Adopt A Highway program on a section of US Highway 80 across an extensive salt marsh leading to Tybee Island, providing service during ESA Georgia District Surfing Contests, hosting guest speakers for presentations regarding coastal environmental issues, and promoting the Surfrider Foundation at large coastal public events.