March 21, 2013

Be on the lookout for any “Oiled debris” and “Tar Balls”

The US Coast Guard Miami is on the lookout for any “Oiled debris” and “Tar Balls” along the beaches. if  you could  keep a close eye out for such materials and if you come across any please contact them so they can come out and retrieve the item and send it out to our Laboratory for further study. As beach goers you have more eyes on the beach then Coast Guard does and  you would be a huge help. Also if you know of any other organizations that could lend assistance in this matter I would appreciate any points of contact.
For found oiled debris please contact Sector Miami’s
Pollution response division at (786)777-0775 and the National Response Center at
Please feel free to e-mail me or call me if you have any
questions or want any amplifying information.

Thank you for your
time and consideration.

MST1 Alan Larson
U.S. Coast
District Response Advisory Team

March 21, 2013

World Water Day, Friday March 23, 2013

This Friday, March 22nd marks World Water Day – a global observance that highlights the need for care and management of our world’s water resources.  On this day, the Surfrider Foundation will celebrate not only by educating and driving awareness and support for various clean water campaigns and programs like Rise Above Plastics and Know Your H2O, but also offering a special World Water Day membership package.Supporters who join or renew their membership to the Surfrider Foundation, or make a donation of $50 will receive a limited edition World Water Day long-sleeve, organic cotton t-shirt and sticker pack.  The Surfrider Foundation will also offer a limited number of “premium” World Water Day packages.  The first 100 supporters to join, renew or make a donation of $80 will receive the long-sleeve shirt, sticker pack, and a voucher for a pair of Teva’s Original Universal sandals that feature traditional nylon webbing, a contoured EVA top sole, and a durable rubber outsole (or supporters can choose from eight other Teva Sandals)!In addition to the special World Water Day membership offer, the Surfrider Foundation will also announce the winners of the Second Annual “3 Second Movie” Contest presented by Teva, Finlandia Vodka and GoPro.  Each of the three grand-prize winners will receive gear from Teva and a GoPro HERO3 camera to continue capturing water and other amazing video footage.  Surfrider Foundation will also release a compilation video of three-second movies through its social media channels to celebrate World Water Day.WWD_SOUP

About Surfrider FoundationThe Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit www.surfrider.org.About Teva

Teva is a global adventure brand dedicated to helping people Live Better Stories. The concept of “adventure” varies, but everyone understands an adrenaline rush and staggering sense of wonderment. These are the life-defining moments that Teva helps to provide. Born on the Colorado River in 1984, Teva’s connection to water is manifested in the products it makes and its support of clean water. In partnership with the Waterkeeper Alliance, Surfrider Foundation, and Ocean Conservancy, Teva’s “A Pair for a Foot” campaign will clean a linear foot of global waterways for every pair of shoes sold. www.teva.com

About Finlandia Vodka

Finlandia Vodka’s unparalleled quality can be attributed to only the finest ingredients: pure glacial spring water, a legacy of the Ice Age, and six-row barley, which offers the highest quality starch and the lowest possible content of natural oils, delivering a crisp, clean taste.

Finlandia Vodka was one of the first premium vodkas to introduce flavors from nature in 1994 with the launch of Cranberry. Since then, Finlandia has introduced several fresh tasting flavors to the portfolio which currently includes: Lime, Mango, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Raspberry and Redberry.

Finlandia Vodka Worldwide Ltd (FVW) is owned 100 percent by Brown-Forman Corporation. FVW is responsible for the Finlandia trademark and marketing and distribution assets. Brown-Forman Corporation is a diversified producer and marketer of fine spirits, including Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort, and Herradura among others. For more information about Finlandia Vodka, please visit www.finlandia.com.

About GoPro

GoPro makes the world’s most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture immersive and engaging footage of themselves during their favorite activities. GoPro’s HERO line of wearable and gear mountable cameras are used collectively by more consumers, professional athletes, and video production professionals than any other camera in the world. Based in San Mateo, California, GoPro’s products are available in more than 30,000 stores in over 100 countries worldwide and direct via GoPro.com

GO HERE FOR THE THE WHOLE STORY http://wwd.surfrider.org/


March 1, 2013

SRF Broward County Chapter March Meeting

March Meeting – Tuesday March 19, 2013 7:30 PM – come meet Surfrider International CEO Jim Moriarity

topics – World Water Day, Surfers For Autism, Hands Across The Sand, Earth Day,Barefoot Wines Summer Event, International Surfing Day, Junior Clubs. Elections to follow

Surfrider Foundation Broward County Chapter Meeting Information:

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 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
February 27, 2013

Waterway cleanup with Surfrider Broward County

The 36th Annual Waterway Cleanup will be held Saturday,
March 16
, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at sites throughout Broward County. The
Annual Waterway Cleanup is one of the County’s largest environmental events.
Last year, more than 2,000 volunteers on land and in 70 boats worked to
successfully remove nearly 19 tons of trash and debris from the County’s
waterways, rivers and canals.

Surfrider members are invited to meet at Brownies Brownie’s Southport Divers 1530 Cordova Road | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316  at 9:00 AM and the Brownies Dive Boat and volunteers on paddleboards will make there way thru Ft. Lauderdale’s waterways.

For more information go or for alternate  locations to volunteer and for more information, visit waterwaycleanup.org.


February 26, 2013

TONIGHT Surfrider Foundation Broward County Chapter

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

Come by and get a free Surfrider sticker to slap


Surfers For Autism
Earth Day
Barefoot Wines
International Surfing Day
Junior Clubs

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
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,

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