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May 27, 2014

Surfing Florida: A Photographic History

We’re super excited about the publication of Surfing Florida: A Photographic History by Paul Aho. Paul’s new book covers Florida’s unique surfing history, and we happen to know that the Surfrider Foundation and many of its Florida chapter founders are featured prominently! A portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Surfrider Foundation’s work in Florida. So check it out wherever books are sold or direct from the publisher: www.upf.com

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May 22, 2014

Save Pumphouse & Reef Road!

Two of Florida’s most iconic surf breaks are threatened by the poorly planned and unnecessary expansion of the Lake Worth Inlet for the Port of Palm Beach.

There has been startlingly little discussion of potential damages to recreators and recreational resources impacted by the Port of Palm Beach expansion. The EIS only cursorily considers recreational impacts to boaters and some diving/swimming activities. In fact, the proposed expansion would allow ships to come within 100 meters of swimming areas on Peanut Island. Additionally, this area is home to some of the most treasured surf breaks in Florida. The Port of Palm Beach is bordered by Pumphouse and Reef Road, two iconic surf breaks that attract professional and amateur surfers from around the world.

Congresswoman Lois Frankel on Port of Palm Beach Federal Funding from R. Michael Brown on Vimeo.

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