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May 30, 2013

Waterman’s Challenge!

Attention all Florida Surfrider members! This weekend marks the Annual Waterman’s Weekend/Surfrider Challenge. Here’s your opportunity to win bragging rights by taking the title from Cocoa Beach Chapter!

Visit or check out 2013 Waterman’s Challenge Facebook page for details.


May 15, 2013

Sebastian Inlet Chapter Update

See below for a number of upcoming events in the Sebastian Inlet area!

May 18- Hands Across the Sand 11am Lori Wilson Park. Kickoff of seismic testing campaign

May 25- TWO EVENTS  Reef Appreciation Day noon – 4pm back porch of Balsa Bill’s, that evening Sebastian Inlet Surf and Sport One Year Anniversary Party 6pm on….

April 1&2-  Watermans contest International Palms Resort Cocoa Beach. Roger should lead our A-team to victory.

April 8- Space Coast Reef presentation at Barrier Island Center  County staff invited me to talk/show pictures on the nearshore reef, in conjunction with another gentleman who will be talking about our offshore reefs. Time tbd, will announce…

April 19- Coasters Pub. Our monthly meeting made into large party for our new sponsor.

April 22- ISD at Ocean Ave Park, Mel Beach

Visit to learn more!

May 13, 2013

Cocoa Beach Chapter Update

Here are some upcoming events from the Cocoa Beach Chapter

May 15 – Monthly meeting (THIS WEDNESDAY!) at Paradise Park, 7:30pm

May 18 – Hands Across the Sand- In cooperation with the Cocoa Beach Chapter, come to Lori Wilson Park at 11 am and join hands at noon to show support for a clean energy future and opposition to proposed seismic testing off our coast. These powerful sonic blasts would kill or injure thousands of whales and dolphins if permitted.

May 25 – Reef Appreciation Day- Noon to ~4pm behind Balsa Bill’s; learn about the Space Coast Reef and explore exposed portions on a big minus tide.
May 25 – One Year Anniversary Party at Sebastian Inlet Surf and Sport; 6pm-??… Lots of food, fun, and music on their fabulous front porch.

June 1 and 2 – Waterman’s Contest in Cocoa Beach, the Surfrider challenge pits chapter teams from around the state against each other in a friendly rivalry.

June 8 – A presentation on the Space Coast Reef (with lots of pictures) at the Barrier Island Center.

June 19 – Party! At Coasters Brew Pub!  We’re going to make our June meeting a Wednesday night bash at THE PLACE for the best beers in town. Explore the outdoor beergarden and enjoy the updated food menu with us!

June 22 – International Surfing Day at Ocean Ave Park In Melbourne Beach. All day long, activities include giveaways and free surf lessons for kids.

Visit for more information!


May 13, 2013

May 18th: Hands Across the Sand

This Saturday, May 18th, the Florida Chapters of the Surfrider Foundation will gather across the state to say NO to dirty, dangerous offshore drilling and YES to clean, renewable energy. Making this year’s events even more critical are the newly released DOI plans to expand seismic testing off the East Coast and in waters from Jacksonville to Cocoa Beach. Seismic testing seriously impacts marine animals, and could injure upwards of 130,000 whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals over the next eight years. Additionally, seismic surveys are the first step in expanded offshore oil and gas exploration.

Please show your opposition to seismic surveys and expanded oil and gas exploration by joining Hands Across the Sand this Saturday at noon. Find an event near you by clicking here!

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