February 18, 2013

February Meeting Announcement – Tuesday February 26, 2013 7:30 PM

Tuesday – February 26, 2013, Broward Surfrider Meeting

Meeting /

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Meeting  Time:  7:30
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
Meeting Time:  7:30
Free Valet at Resturant or Park at South Beach Metered Lot
Surfers For Autism
Earth Day
Barefoot Wines
International Surfing Day
Junior Clubs  


February 13, 2013


Barefoot Wine has been a proud supporter of the Surfrider Foundation for more than 20 years.

In 2007, Barefoot and Surfrider teamed up to create the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, a nationwide initiative to keep our beaches “barefoot-friendly.”  Each summer, the Project goes coast-to-coast, calling on community volunteers and local Surfrider members to come out and clean their shores.

We will keep you updated!

To get involved in this year’s Beach Rescue Project, please visit beachrescue2012.com  or find Barefoot on Facebook and Twitter.

February 10, 2013

6th Annual South Florida Surfers For Autism Beach Festival

6th Annual South Florida Surfers For Autism Beach Festival – DEERFIELD BEACH, FL
April 5, 2013 5:00 pm
April 7, 2013 4:00 pm
Free Beach Festival for the community – live music, water sports, games, prizes, exhibitors, food and beverage vendors – and more!

Registration for participants is full.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please send an email to kimsfa@live.com with the name of your participant and their date of birth.

Registration for volunteers is still open.

Friday, 4/5       5-10 pm kick off party & live concert

Saturday, 4/6   9 am-4 pm surf event; 5-10 pm after party/ live concert

Sunday, 4/7      8 am-2 pm Pro SUP race by Surf World; 2-4 pm awards ceremony


January 25, 2013

BEACH CLEANUP – Saturday, Feb 9, 2013

Beach Clean Up  – West Broward High School Surf Club with Surfrider Foundation Broward County Chapter

 Doing a beach clean up is a wonderful way to spend a few hours at the beach and get community service hours. Everyone is invited to participate!

When : Saturday, February  9, 2012 

Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Where: Hollywood Beach, Florida – Johnson Street and A1A  MAP

 WAIVER FORM (will also available at beach)

 The West Broward High School Surf and Surfider Foundation Broward County Chapter has organized a beach clean up at Johnson Street and A1A in Hollywood, FL. The club beach clean up at this beach as means to educate beach users, clean the beach and it’s a great way to get their needed community service hours.

Participants will clean the beach. Document materials collected specific to plastic, styrofoam and cigrette buds. Recruit new volunteers off the beach to participate. The Surfrider Foundation’s Broward County Chapter will provided trash bags, gloves and a tent. All the trash collected will be bagged and place near existing trash cans

See you there!


January 21, 2013

Description Duties Of Chapter Officers/Volunteers


Below you will find a description of  volunteer  opportunities that are available to you.  If you have an intrests you are more thatn welcome to get more involved with a great way to give back to our coasts!



We are looking for a virtual Social Media volunteer to assist us in developing a social media and growing our social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc).

 A fun opportunity! Actual tasks will include: Using the latest social media tools to promote our organization; reinforcing and developing the social media strategies; maintaining established social media tools, particularly Word Press and Facebook also  Researching and reporting on emerging social media trends.


We are looking for a Beach Cleanup Volunteer that will manage a host of responsibilities, including: identifying sites on the water to be cleaned and overseeing those sites;educating the public and rallying a volunteer network; engaging reporters from radio, television, newspapers and online news sources; arranging cleanup day logistics; and ensuring that data collected by volunteers reaches Surfrider Foundation Trash Index.

  A fun opportunity! Actual tasks will include: organizing, hosting  and promoting  beach cleanups.  


CHAIR (Executive Board)

The Chair is the Chief Executive Officer of the Chapter and is

responsible for fulfilling the mission of the Chapter. The Chair presides

at meetings of the Chapter, the Executive Committee and has general

supervision of the operation of the Chapter. The Chair shall be an ex

officio member of all Committees of the Chapter. The Chair shall

transmit to the Chapter all ideas and plans proposed by the Chapter

Committee and Surfrider Foundation National Headquarters which may

affect the Chapter or its members; and shall take no action binding

upon the Chapter without either specific prior authorization or

subsequent ratification by the Chapter or their Executive Committee.

The Chair is the primary contact with Surfrider Foundation National



VICE-CHAIR (Executive Board)

The Vice-Chair shall perform duties that usually pertain to this office or

as may be assigned by the Chair or the Executive Committee. The

Vice-Chair is responsible for planning, organizing and directing a

program that ensures membership retention and membership growth.



The Secretary is responsible for the Chapters records (minutes) and

correspondence. The Secretary keeps an accurate record of the

meetings and topics of discussion of the Chapter and of the Executive

Committee; and transmits the same to the successor in Office. The

Secretary is responsible for sending monthly reports to Surfrider

Foundation National Headquarters and is also a primary contact to

National Headquarters.

TREASURER (Executive Board)

The Treasurer is responsible for the Chapters Financial records. The

Treasurer receives and disburses, with the approval of the Chapter, all

Chapter funds; pays to Surfrider Foundation National all financial

obligations of the Chapter as they come due; and keeps an accurate

account of all transactions. The Treasurer shall make financial reports

to the Chapter or Surfrider Foundation National upon request, and shall

transmit the accounts and all undistributed funds to the successor in

office. The Treasurer along with the Chair will be co-signatories on the

chapter bank account.



The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for  coordinating all members

within the chapter. This officer recruits new members, coordinates all

volunteers within the chapter, places volunteers within each

committee, delegates and supervises new and current volunteers

within the chapter. The VC builds chapter membership, increase

member satisfaction, and communication between the chapter

committees. This person is responsible for bringing in new chapter

members on a regular basis,

January 15, 2013

January Meeting Tuesday, January 22, 2012

Tuesday – January 22, 2013, Broward Surfrider Meeting

Surf Movie and Meeting

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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

Meeting Time:  7:00

Free Valet at Resturant or Park at South Beach Metered Lot
AIA Restoration
Junior Surfrider
Planning for 2013
Social / networking following


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.

contact information:




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

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