December 20, 2012

West Broward High School Partnering with Broward County Surfrider Foundation

Broward County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is partnering with WBHS Surf Club to create a QUAD youth service program.

The mission of WBHS Surf Club is to give members the ability to learn more about the world of surfing, longboarding and skateboarding. To get involved with community service. We want to give all the kids the ability to have a great time and to make new friends.

Surfrider Foundation launched the youth service program in 2008 in response to overwhelming interest across the country from young people that wished to become more involved in Surfrider Foundation’s activities on their campuses and communities.  The program has a wide range of activities including organizing a club and initiatives based on project-based learning.  These range from beach clean ups to single use plastic free campus to greening your campus.   Project-based learning will help teach students in the following areas.
  • Essential content skills by presenting students with knowledge and concepts that can be immediately applied.
  • Creatively that allows students to construct something new- an idea, an interpretation, a new way of displaying what they have learned.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and various forms of communication also referred to as 21st Century Skills.
  • The core idea of project-based learning is that real-world problems capture students’ interest and provoke serious thinking as students acquire and apply new knowledge in a problem solving-context.

CONTACT: Ymke Franssen  club president.

contact information:

ymkefranssen@yahoo.com

(281)796-1836

http://www.wbhssurfclub.wix.com/wbhssurfclub

December 20, 2012

How should A1A be restored in Fort Lauderdale?

Join our discussion regarding the 4-block portion of A1A that has been damaged as a result of severe weather conditions. Share your ideas to renourish Fort Lauderdale beach and restore this vital section of A1A between NE 14th Court and NE 17th Street.  For more information visit http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/a1a

December 5, 2012

A public meeting on AIA Beach Restoration in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

The city has coordinated a 7 p.m. Dec. 10 public meeting on the restoration of the wave-ravaged four-block section of A1A between Northeast 14th Court and Northeast 18th Street north of Sunrise Boulevard.

PUBLIC NOTICE: The city has set up a community forum to discuss the status of State Road A1A and the beach in the area heavily affected by recent storms and wind.
The meeting will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the Beach Community Center, 3351 NE 33 Avenue. Staff from the government agencies involved will be on hand. All impacted residents and interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

A1A meeeting flyer

When: Dec. 10th, 2012

Time: 7-9pm

Where: Beach Community Center

3351 NE 33 Ave (Oakland Park and A1A)

We encourage anyone able to attend and make sure the City of Ft. Lauderdale isn’t considering any inappropriate projects like armoring, dredge and dump, etc..

Additional information here: http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/a1a.htm

 

Surfrider Foundation Broward County Chapters Postion:

We  need to help find the best solution for Ft. Lauderdale Beach!

In areas where erosion threatens existing coastal development, the Surfrider Foundation advocates appropriate long-term solutions that maximize public benefit. These include:

  • Landward retreat of structures from dynamic shorelines

Where landward retreat is not feasible, beach nourishment projects may be considered, on a case by case basis, as viable alternatives for short-term beach preservation.

Under no circumstances does the Surfrider Foundation support the installation of stabilization or sand retention structures along the coastline. Such structures can protect existing coastline development but have no place in beach preservation.

Surfrider Foundation Beach Preservation Policy

November 10, 2012

November Meeting

<br /> Surfrider Foundation – Broward Chapter

Surfrider Foundation Broward Chapter Newsletter: Locals Wanted

Monthly Meeting

Tuesday – November 20, 2012, Broward Surfrider Meeting

 

Date: Third Tuesday of every month

 

Meeting Time: 7:00

 

Social / networking following

 

 

Bahia Cabana Restaurant

 

(Directly Across From The South End Of South Beach Parking Lot )

 

3001 Harbor Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 

(954) 524-1555

 

Free Valet at Resturant or Park at South Beach Metered Lot

 

 

Our chapter meetings are open to everyone so come out and have your voice heard…our oceans, waves and beaches need your help!

 

You do not need to be a Surfrider Foundation member, but it’s always encouraged. If you plan on attending one of our meetings, please help us stop climate change by reducing your carbon footprint by carpooling, taking public transit,

bike, skateboard or walk. Climate change affects us all!

 

 

October 7, 2012

October Broward Surfrider Meeting

Tuesday – October 16, 2012, Broward Surfrider Meeting

Date: Third Tuesday of every month
Meeting Time:  7:00
Social / networking following
Bahia Cabana Restaurant
(Directly Across From The South End Of South Beach Parking Lot )
3001 Harbor Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  (954) 524-1555
 
 
 

 

 

Free Valet at Resturant or Park at South Beach Metered Lot

 

Date: Third Tuesday of every month – Tuesday – October 16, 2012
Meeting Time:  7:00
AGENDA
East Coast Conference Wrap Up
Rise Against Plastic – RAPtoberfest
Discuss on Luau
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September 7, 2012

Surf Club Makes Waves at West Broward

sun-sentinel.com/teenlink/fl-tl-surfclub-20120907,0,1161202.story

By Taylor Crehan, West Broward High

1:52 PM EDT, September 7, 2012

When you think of surfing, you probably imagine super tanned, blonde hotties shredding it up on monster waves in California or Hawaii. However, people in Florida are riding the waves- West Broward High has its own surf club.

West Broward High’s Ymke Franssen, a junior from the Netherlands, started a surf club in February to show kids that surfing is more than a sport.

“I’ve always wanted to surf,” said Franssen, who has lived in four different countries and two states here in the U.S.

“I used to watch a show called ‘Rocket Power’ when I lived in Belgium, and I thought it just looked so cool. When I was in Texas, I got my first chance to surf … and I loved it.”

Franssen started West Broward’s surf club herself, starting a petition and getting permission from the administration.

“When I came to Florida, I had a better chance to learn,” said Franssen, who moved to Florida last summer.

The Surf Club had a packed schedule during the school year. Members would skateboard in the parking lot behind the school almost every week.

They took their first surfing trip to Fort Lauderdale Beach in March, they went on a Flow Rider (indoor surfing) trip in April (check this), and they did a beach clean-up and a stand-up paddle boarding trip this summer.

Will Gonzalez, a sophomore, is a member of the surf club, and he loves it. He attended their first surfing trip. “It’s fun to really interact and learn new things,” Gonzalez said. “It gave me a chance to learn new skills, be more sociable, and be more active.”

“I’m hoping to show kids at West Broward something different, to try a new activity and bring people together,” Franssen said.

“I hope to create a group of people that can get along, get together, and hang out and surf. I’m hoping to get surfing more known. Even though Florida’s swell is very inconsistent, it’s still possible to surf here.”

 

September 1, 2012

Tuesday – September 18, 2012, Broward Surfrider Meeting

Tuesday – September 18, 2012, Broward Surfrider Meeting

Date: Third Tuesday of every month
Meeting Time:  7:00
Social / networking following
Bahia Cabana Restaurant
(Directly Across From The South End Of South Beach Parking Lot )
3001 Harbor Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  (954) 524-1555
 
 

Free Valet at Resturant or Park at South Beach Metered Lot

 

Date: Third Tuesday of every month – Tuesday – August 21, 2012
Meeting Time:  7:00
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September 1, 2012

Annual International Coastal Cleanup – Broward Locations

Broward County participates in the annual International Coastal Cleanup, sponsored by the Ocean
Conservancy
. The Cleanup takes place in over 104 countries around the world and typically on the 3rd Saturday of September.
The next event is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 9 a.m. until noon. Please dress appropriately for the weather, either rain or shine, as we will only cancel the Cleanup due to a
tropical storm system resulting in a Watch or Warning.

Register!
To sign up for the Coastal Cleanup, go to Sign Up To CleanUp. Zoom in on the south Florida area and pick your location from the list on the left.

To participate, bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen and water to one of the cleanup site locations identified on the map below. Call 954-519-1270 for more information.

More Info

 

Below are tentative sites and sign-in/parking instructions for the 2011
Coastal Cleanup. Please check back before the Cleanup date for any updates or
changes.
A1. Deerfield Beach – Take Hillsboro Boulevard to A1A and
turn right (south). Turn left on S.E. 1st Street and park across the street from
the Fire Station. Sign in and pick up a parking pass at the chickee hut. Place
the parking pass on the dashboard of your vehicle for the duration of the
Cleanup.
A2. Deerfield Island Park– Take Hillsboro Boulevard
to Riverview Rd. and turn left (north). Volunteers can particpate either on
shore or by kayak/canoe, but must bring their own watercraft. A free shuttle to
the Park is available for those wishing to cleanup the shoreline and will run
from 9 am until 4 pm.
B. Pompano Beach – Park north of Atlantic Boulevard between
N. Riverside Drive and A1A. Sign in and pick up a parking pass at the Pavilion
south of the pier next to the playground. Place the parking pass on the
dashboard of your vehicle for the duration of the Cleanup.
C. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea – Sign in and pick up a parking
pass at East Commercial Boulevard at Anglin’s Pier. Parking is at the
Bougainvilla Lot located north of Commerical Blvd. between Bougainvilla Dr. and
A1A.
D. Oakland Park Blvd. – Sign in at Earl Lifshey Ocean Park
located at the end of Oakland Park Blvd., east of A1A.
E. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park – When you arrive at the
gate, tell park personnel you are participating in the Coastal Cleanup. Sign in
near the tunnel entrance to the beach. Walk into the pavilion and the sign-in
table is to your right.
F. Fort Lauderdale Beach - Sign in at South Beach Park.
Parking passes are pending.
G. John U. Lloyd State Park – When you arrive at the gate,
tell park personnel you are participating in the Coastal Cleanup. Once in the
park, make your first left and sign in at the boat ramp.
H. Dania Beach – The Cleanup location is at the end of Dania
Beach Boulevard, where it intersects with A1A. Sign in and pick up a parking
pass at the Frank C. “Tootie” Adler Park pavilion. Place the parking pass on the
dashboard of your vehicle for the duration of the Cleanup.
I. Hollywood Beach North – When you arrive at the gate, tell
park personnel you are participating n the Coastal Cleanup. Sign in at North
Beach Park at the end of Sheridan Street.
J. Hollywood Beach Central – Park in the garage at the south
end of the Oceanwalk Mall, located at A1A and Hollywood Boulevard. Sign-in is at
the Oceanwalk Mall outdoor pavilion. Pick up a parking pass from the Site
Captain and give it to the attendant when you leave the garage. Parking fees
should be waived for the time of the Cleanup (9am until noon).
K. Hollywood Beach South – Sign in at Keating Park, Magnolia
Terrace and Surf Road. Parking passes will be available from the Site Captain,
once you sign in.
L. Hallandale Beach – Sign in at Hallandale Beach Boulevard
and A1A.
Previous Coastal Cleanup results for Broward County

August 10, 2012

Tuesday – August 21, 2012, Broward Surfrider Meeting

Date: Third Tuesday of every month – Tuesday – August 21, 2012
Meeting Time:  7:00
Social / networking following
Bahia Cabana Restaurant
(Directly Across From The South End Of South Beach Parking Lot )
3001 Harbor Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 524-1555

Free Valet at Resturant or Park at South Beach Metered Lot
AGENDA
Summer Rap Up
Hands Across The Sand – Recap
Junior Surfrider Club Fund Raiser
Rise Above Plastics

Date: Third Tuesday of every month – Tuesday – August 21, 2012
Meeting Time: 7:00
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July 21, 2012

Hands Across The Sand Ft. Lauderdale Saturday August 4, 2012

We will be joining hands in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on August 4th, 2012 at noon in your timezone.

Thousands of people will join hands to say NO to filthy fuels and YES to clean energy sources.

Surfrider Foundation of Broward County

Join the Broward County chapter of Surfrider Foundation at The Parrot Lounge! The event will be located in the plaza on the southwest corner of Sunrise Blvd and A1A. We will meet at the Parrot and walk across A1A to the beach where we will join hands at noon. There will be a concert at the Parrot immediately following the event on the sand (12:30pm) featuring local bands as well as raffle prizes for patrons!

For more information call or email cwildlove@gmail.com 954-817-7826

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