December 21, 2012

Ben Hicks Surf Photo Exhibit at Island Water Sports Deerfield Beach, FL – January 4, 2013 At 6:30 PM 2012

If you’re in the South Florida area – Come check out my annual Photo Slideshow at Island Water Sports this January 4, 2013 at 6:30 PM Showing surfing images from around the world I shot this year and how I got them. Snack and drink proceeds which will benefit the Junior Surfrider.

South-Florida based photographer Ben Hicks has journeyed across the Americas and ventured to exotic locales spanning the globe to compose a profoundly diverse collection of fine-art photography. Whether shooting villages in the South Pacific, surf culture in Central America, maritime life in the far reaches of Canada or the most phenomenal penthouses of Miami Beach, Ben’s distinctive vision and inimitable approach to photography renders intricately detailed images that captivate viewers.






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.

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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

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:


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

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