Get ready to paddle out and celebrate surfing during the 8th Annual International Surfing Day. Observed globally on June 20th International Surfing Day celebrates the sport of surfing and helps raise awareness about issues facing our oceans, waves and beaches.
WHO: Join the Surfrider Foundation’s West LA/Malibu Chapter for “Board Riding & Breakfast,” a dawn patrol surf, yoga class, beach cleanup and breakfast for the first 50 volunteers who show up and participate in the cleanup. For beginners and children who want to experience the joy of surfing, The Surf Academy will be on-hand with boards and instructors to provide complimentary lessons. Professional surfer Nick Rosza and author Jesse Aizenstat will also be on-site sharing their love of surf and protecting our oceans.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Check-in and registration – 5:30 AM
Dawn patrol paddle out – 5:30 AM
Surf lessons, yoga, beach cleanup – 6:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Food truck – 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM
WHERE: Ocean Park Beach, Tower 26
Ocean Park Blvd. and Barnard Way
Santa Monica, CA
Park in Lot South #5, just a half block South of Ocean Park Blvd. From the parking lot entrance you have two choices: the lot on the right is short-term metered parking (8 quarters for two hours). Straight ahead is the all day lot, which will cost between $5 and $10.
MORE: The 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.
International Surfing Day is a worldwide celebration of the sport of surfing and an opportunity to give back to our coastal environments through various events organized by the Surfrider Foundation. Founded in 2005 by Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine, International Surfing Day has gone from just a handful of local observances in the United States to more than 200 events in 30 countries worldwide. For more information on International Surfing Day, visit www.intlsurfingday.com.