October 11, 2013

New documentary “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” at Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) on Thursday., 10/17, at 6:00 pm – Dole Cannery Theaters

As part of Surfrider’s Rise Above Plastics month, we are pleased to support the new documentary “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” which premiers at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) on Thur., 10/17, at Dole Cannery Theaters at6:00pm.  Surfrider will be doing a Q&A with the director Angela Sun right after the film and hosting an after-party at CoXist Studio on 331 Keawe St. in Kakaako from 8:00-whenever.  The film will also show on Sun., 10/20, at 11:00am at Dole Theaters. Find out more & buy tickets here: Plastic Paradise.

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October 10, 2013

Beach Cleanup at Polo Club North Shore, Sunday, Oct. 13

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August 28, 2013

September Meeting at Surfer, The Bar – Talk Story with Shaun Tomson – Wednesdays 9/4 at Turtle Bay

Join the Surfrider Foundation on Wednesday, September 4th from 7:30pm to 10:30pm at the Surfer, The Bar at Turtle Bay Resort.  ** This will be in lieu of our monthly general meeting but we will be meeting at 6:30 in the lobby outside of Surfer, The Bar to mingle and talk about upcoming events, for anyone who would like to join SF before the Talk Story session begins at 7:30.

1977 world champion surfer, Pipeline Master, film producer & author, South Africa’s Shaun Tomson remains surfing’s consummate professional after more than 30 years. In the winter of 1975, Shaun was a key player of the revolutionary Bustin’ Down the Door era on Oahu’s North Shore. Shaun’s own story is one of success, optimism, inspiration and leadership. He will be talking about his inspirational book “The Code”

Ticket sales ($10) – proceeds donated to Surfrider Foundation.

If you can’t make it to the event in person, you can watch it LIVE at surferthebar.com

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Join us for a special 6-week Talk Story + Film series, Wednesdaynights at7:30pmfrom Sept. 4 through Oct. 9 at Surfer The Bar, Turtle Bay Resort.
Hear the stories & watch the films of our world renowned guests.
100% of ticket sales to non-profit groups. TICKETS $10 advance purchase.
For more information: info@northshorewatershed.com

9/4: Shaun Tomson + Bustin’ Down The Door.
World champion surfer, Pipeline Master, film producer & successful author, South Africa’s Shaun Tomson remains surfing’s consummate professional after more than 30 years of major contributions to the sport. In the winter of 1975, Shaun was a key player of the revolutionary Bustin’ Down the Door era on Oahu’s North Shore – a time in surfing that changed its course forever. In addition to producing this Award Winning film, Shaun’s own story is one of success, optimism, inspiration and leadership. View trailer here.
Ticket sales to Surfrider Foundation. PURCHASE TICKETS

9/11: Derek Hoffmann & Mike Prickett + Fiberglass & Megapixels.
Multi award-winning film Fiberglass & Megapixels sheds light on the highly specialized and competitive occupations of surf photographers and surf cinematographers. What does it take to capture the stunning and mercurial imagery of surfing at the sport’s ultimate arena and proving ground of Oahu’s North Shore? Produced and directed by brothers Derek & Craig Hoffmann, Derek will be joined by internationally acclaimed underwater cinematographer Mike Prickett to talk story about their profession and present the film. Let them take you behind the camera and into the rarely shared world of surfing’s top lensmen. View trailer here.

Ticket sales to Kokua Hawaii Foundation. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

9/18: Clyde Aikau/Paul Taublieb + Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau.
Eddie Aikau is a Hawaiian hero: pioneer big-wave rider, lifeguard, peacemaker, traditional voyager. His closest friend and lifeguard partner through his life was his youngest brother Clyde Aikau. Clyde will join film producer Paul Taublieb to talk about Eddie’s life, spirit, achievements and ultimate contributions that went far beyond big wave riding and deep into the heart of Hawaiian culture to make him a time-tested hero. View trailer here.
Ticket sales to The Eddie Aikau Foundation.  PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
July 30, 2013

Tickets now available: John Kelly Awards November 16th, 2013

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The Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter is proud to announce the John Kelly Environmental Achievement Awards on November 16th from 6pm to 11pm at Waimea Valley.  The event will feature dinner, silent auction and live music.  This year, the live music performances will be brought by:

Cynth & The What’s His Faces http://www.reverbnation.com/cynthandthewhf

Taimane Gardner http://www.taimane.com/main/

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Surfrider Oahu’s John Kelly Environmental Achievement Awards recognize those who have made the greatest contributions towards protecting or enhancing our coastal community and environment. John Kelly, for whom the award is named, was the original recipient of the Lifetime Achievement category. For decades, Kelly led many environmental crusades on O‘ahu. The John Kelly Perpetual Trophy is a small koa surfboard, beautifully shaped as a board from the early days of Waikiki, when the water and the sand were clean, there were no groins or jetties, and there was plenty of beach access. Sadly, John Kelly passed away in 2007, but through this annual event he will be remembered and honored by the Surfrider Foundation.

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Held each year in honor of John Kelly, the Awards Ceremony honors those individuals and organizations that have followed in his footsteps and continued his legacy of environmental leadership. Below is a list of previous winners, all of whom are invited to attend the event:

Previous Winners

Lifetime Achievement

Hawaii-Based Company

Professional Surfer

2012

Charles Moore

Mu`umu`u Heaven

Torrey Meister

2011

Cora Sanchez

Kona Brewing Company

Kyle Thiermann

2010

Mark Cunningham

Honolulu Weekly

Duane DeSoto

2009

Yvon Chouinard

Bill Braden

The Malloy Brothers

2008

Shaun Tomson

Styrophobia

Dave Rastovich

2007

Randy Rarick

Pacific Biodiesel

James Pribram

2006

Peter Cole

Schnitzer Steel Hawaii

Pancho Sullivan

2005

Larry McElheny

Brushfire Records

Rochelle Ballard

2004

George Downing

Oceanit

Kelly Slater

2003

John Kelly

Patagonia – Haleiwa

Rob Machado

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May 26, 2013

A BIG MAHALO to all the volunteer who volunteered on June 15th for Diamond Head Beach Cleanup & International Surfing Day

Join the Surfrider Foundation, Sustainable Coastlines & BAMP on June 15th for Diamond Head Beach Cleanup & International Surfing Day

Hawaii Chapters will host beach cleanups and special events across the state to honor the “sport of kings” and Hawaii’s gift to the world. Founded by the Surfrider Foundation and SURFING Magazine, International Surfing Day unites surfers worldwide, and encourages ocean enthusiasts to join Surfrider volunteers and help protect our oceans and beaches by participating in these family-friendly events. ISD started in 2005 with only 16 domestic and one international location and has since exploded to more than 200 events in 30 countries.

When: This Saturday, June 15th at 9:30am

Where: Diamond Head Beach

9:30am-10am Karma Yoga (the yoga of action) by Green Girl Yoga, http://www.greengirlyoga.com/

10am – noon Diamond Head Beach Cleanup

noon: Lunch (to be provided)

In addition to the yoga, lunch and prizes, we will be giving away tickets to BAMP’s concert with Damian Marley on Sat. night.

Please note: There is limited parking, so please leave some spaces for the surfers and do your best to walk, bus, bike or carpool to the beach cleanup!   Please bring shoes too if you want to do some adventurous cliff cleaning!

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The Chapter will also set up a Surfrider table at Whole Foods Kahala on Thur., 6/20, 12:00-7:00pm with contests, prizes and special 1-day membership gifts. For more info, go to Oahu.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, visitwww.intlsurfingday.com.

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May 26, 2013

Join us on Thursday, June 20th Thur., June 20th, from 11:30am – 7:30pm for our International Surfing Day membership drive at Whole Foods in Kahala Mall

Join us on Thursday, June 20th  Thur., June 20th, from 11:30am – 7:30pm for our International Surfing Day membership drive at Whole Foods in Kahala Mall

Get ready to paddle out and celebrate surfing during the 9th 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.

In addition to giving back by volunteering their time, people can also join or renew their membership to the Surfrider Foundation by participating in a special ISD membership drive.

Join the Surfrider Foundation’s International Surfing Day Event at Whole Foods at Kahala Mall.

When: Thursday, June 20th

Where: Whole Foods in Kahala Mall

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.

For more information, please contact SURFRIDER FOUNDATION OAHU CHAPTER chair@oahu.surfrider.org, or visit www.intlsurfingday.com

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March 30, 2013

We would like to thank Sustainable Coastlines, Sea Life Park and all the VOLUNTEERS who cleaned beached on EARTH DAY BEACH CLEANUP – CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS!

Please celebrate Earth Day with a good clean time! We’re partnering again with Sustainable Coastlines and it’ll be another great event with amazingly discounted access ($5!) to Sea Life Park and a great community event.
Please join Surfrider at Waimanalo Beach Park, 41-741 Kalanianaole Hwy. Start time 9:30 and look for the blue flags and tent near the lifeguard stand. We’ll head to Sea Life Park after the clean around noon: 41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy Waimanalo Beach, HI 96795
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Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, Surfrider Oahu Chapter, the Hawaii Association of Environmental Professionals, Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Sea Life Park and a bunch of other organizations and individuals are hoping to form a record-breaking number of participants for the annual Earth Day Cleanup!

This will conclude and continue the fun with an Arts & Music Festival at Sea Life Park .

The cleanup starts at 9:30AM at any of the following locations:
WAIMANALO BEACH PARK : Surfrider Oahu’s spot -> come find us there!
PYRAMID ROCK – Kaneohe Marine Base
SHOREBREAKS/GREENWALLS – Kailua
KALAMA BEACH PARK – Kailua
KAILUA BEACH PARK – Across from Buzz’s
LANIKAI BEACH – Park Access
BELLOWS – Waimanalo
SHERWOODS – Waimanalo
KAUPO BAY – Across from Sea Life Park
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SANDY BEACH
Then head to Sea Life Park for an afternoon of live music, guest speakers, educational activities, games, keiki tent, live art exhibitions, the whole park, and more. All this for a small entry fee of $5 for beach cleaners only.
Sea Life Park After Cleanup Music Festival goes from 12-4:30

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If you live closer, please feel free to attend these locations:

Cleaning from 9:30 to 11:45

February 16, 2013

A Big Mahalo to everyone who came out to Turtle Bay Beach Cleanup! Check out the photos!

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A warm mahalo to all te volunteers who came out to the Turtle Bay/North Shore Beach Cleanup at James Campbell National Refuge!
Check out the photos here! https://www.facebook.com/SurfriderOahu
As part of the Wanderlust Festival, Surfrider Foundation is joining forces with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and hosting a cleanup for the public and the participants of Wanderlust. We will be focusing on the hardest hit areas of Oahu as it relates to plastic pollution and Japan Tsunami Debris. We encourage you to join us as we clean the coastlines, hunt for treasures, and learn how we can reduce out own impact on our beautiful coastline. Surfrider Foundation is privileged to be able to access the pristine but plastic-infested James Campbell Wildlife Refuge. There we will focus on removing as much plastic and trash as possible. This will be later sorted for part of Method’s plastic reuse campaign. Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii will be cleaning Kahuku Point and Kahuku Golf Course Beach.
Sat 10:30: We’ll have the Surfider tent set up at the “west lawn” – so take a left at after the golf course when you come in to Turtle Bay (see attached map_. Please sign in, grab some bags and gloves and we’ll head to the Refuge around 10:45.

From Turtle Bay, the Refuge is 3 miles to the EAST (left of out from Turtle Bay). Look for the orange traffic cones and take a left into the Refuge. We’ll aim to meet at 11am at the Refuge HQ and then go to the dunes to CLEAN!!!
Malama Pono and thanks Surfrockers!


Sat March 2 10:30am : Please arrive at the west lawn in Turtle Bay resort (follow the blue flags and look for the Surfrider tent).
Sign in and get supplies for the clean up extravaganza! We will car pool over to the Refuge leaving Turtle Bay just before 11am.
If you’re running late at it’s already 11, please head directly to the Refuge (http://www.fws.gov/jamescampbell/)
We’ll return to Turtle Bay by 1pm.

Questions day of for on-site assistance: Steve (Chair 808 469 5022) and Stuart (HI Coordinator 808 381 6220)

Games for the kids and other activities will be available after the cleanup.

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October 15, 2012

A Big Mahalo to everyone who attended the 2012 John Kelly Awards, check out the photos!!!

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Honolulu, O’ahu Nov. 17th , 6:00pm-10:30pm the Surfrider Foundation’s O’ahu Chapter will present the 10th Annual John Kelly Environmental Achievement Awards. The awards are for those who have contributed towards protecting and enhancing our ocean, beaches and coastal environment.   All proceeds will benefit Surfrider’s O’ahu Chapter and their efforts to preserve our coasts.

Today is your lucky day! Tickets will be available at the door for $60! See you there!

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Honolulu, O’ahu (October 22, 2012): On Saturday, November 17th, 6:00pm-10:30pm the Surfrider Foundation’s O’ahu Chapter will present the 10th Anniversary of their acclaimed John Kelly Environmental Achievement Awards. The celebration will be held at Waimea Valley Pavilion and will feature live music from The Intire Project and special guests, The Paul Carlon Quartet from New York City. Tickets are $60 for the early birds and $70 at the door. All proceeds will benefit Surfrider’s O’ahu Chapter and their efforts to preserve our coasts.

This special 10th anniversary ceremony celebrates John Kelly, the legendary waterman and environmental leader who started Save Our Surf and fought to protect Hawai‘i’s coastlines from over-development. Kelly and SOS helped to save over 140 surf sites on O’ahu and around the state, while also stopping many destructive developments. Following in his wake, Surfrider’s O’ahu Chapter has worked with other organizations to help preserve Pūpūkea-Paumalu (aka, Save Sunset Beach), Kaka’ako Park and Waimea Valley.

The awards dinner will feature local tastes from Chef Thomas Naylor and libations courtesy of Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and Kona Brewing Company. This year’s awardees have done inspiring work to bring about positive changes in their communities while also protecting our marine environment.

Charles Moore will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award. Born and raised in Long Beach, CA, Captain Charles Moore is an environmental researcher and dynamic speaker who is best known for bringing the North Pacific Garbage Patch to the world’s attention. After running a woodworking business for decades, Moore founded the Algalita Marine Research Foundation in 1994. He then launched his research vessel the next year and began doing voyages across the Pacific to document the rise of marine plastic pollution. A lifelong activist, he also became a founding member of the Surfrider Foundation’s Long Beach Chapter and their Blue Water Task Force. Captain Charlie Moore’s work has been highlighted in numerous media outlets, including ABC’s Nightline, Good Morning America, the Colbert Report, and National Public Radio,

Mu`umu`u Heaven will be awarded the Environmentally Friendly Hawai‘i-Based Company Award for their contribution to help Hawai‘i’s coral reefs. The products that Mu`umu`u Heaven provides for their customers are one-of-a-kind, environmentally friendly, and locally sourced in Hawai‘i. Not only does Mu`umu`u Heaven sell environmentally friendly products but uses tools that are as well. They are a unique company that has risen the bar for all current and future boutique stores.

Torrey Meister, aka the Happy Hawaiian, will be receiving the Professional Surfer Award. He is an explosive surfer whose positive attitude shines through his surfing as well as his demeanor on land. Raised on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, Torrey has seamlessly carried his amateur career achievements into the big leagues, placing 3rd in the prestigious Hawai‘i Triple Crown of Surfing in 2009. Known for his radical aerials, he was showcased in Taylor Steele’s latest surf movie, Innersection, and is sponsored by SPY Optics. An active advocate of the Surfrider Foundation, Torrey promotes environmental awareness throughout Hawai‘i and Southern California and appeared in a PSA supporting Surfrider’s Rise Above Plastics Campaign.

Held each year in honor of John Kelly, the Awards Ceremony honors those individuals and organizations that have followed in his footsteps and continued his legacy of environmental leadership. Below is a list of previous winners, all of whom are invited to attend the event:

Previous Winners

Lifetime Achievement

Hawaii-Based Company

Professional Surfer

2012

Charles Moore

Mu`umu`u Heaven

Torrey Meister

2011

Cora Sanchez

Kona Brewing Company

Kyle Thiermann

2010

Mark Cunningham

Honolulu Weekly

Duane DeSoto

2009

Yvon Chouinard

Bill Braden

The Malloy Brothers

2008

Shaun Tomson

Styrophobia

Dave Rastovich

2007

Randy Rarick

Pacific Biodiesel

James Pribram

2006

Peter Cole

Schnitzer Steel Hawaii

Pancho Sullivan

2005

Larry McElheny

Brushfire Records

Rochelle Ballard

2004

George Downing

Oceanit

Kelly Slater

2003

John Kelly

Patagonia – Haleiwa

Rob Machado

Tickets can be purchased online at the O’ahu Chapter’s website: www.Surfrider.org/oahu. For more information on the event and on sponsoring a table please contact Amanda Corby at amanda@undermyumbrella.com.

As part of its Protecting Special Places Initiative, Surfrider’s Oahu Chapter worked extensively with other groups on major campaigns to save Sunset Beach, Kaka’ako Park, Waimea Valley and Turtle Bay from overdevelopment. They also helped pass a new law to strengthen and enforce beach access across the state. Building on the work of other Surfriders across the state who helped pass bans on Kaua’i, Maui and the Big Island, the O’ahu Chapter recently led the effort to pass a ban on plastic bags on O’ahu. This was a big achievement for their Rise Above Plastics Campaign because it made Hawai‘i the first state in the country to ban single-use plastic grocery bags.

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Originally founded in 1984 by a group of visionary surfers, the Surfrider Foundation is now in its 28th year and has grown to more than 80 chapters and 250,000 supporters, activists and members. The O’ahu Chapter focuses on the issues of beach access, water quality, coastal preservation and plastic marine debris. For more information about Surfrider, please visit www.surfrider.org/oahu.

August 16, 2012

International Coastal Cleanup: Saturday September 15 Sand Island – 10:00am to 12:00pm – Sand Island Beach Park is AT THE VERY END OF SAND ISLAND ACCESS ROAD

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Sand Island – Saturday September 15 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Meet us at the end of Sand Island Access Rd. Make sure to wear plenty of sunscreen!

This cleanup will be sponsored by Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Agents for Change. They will be donating prizes and lunch for all the volunteers.

Coldwell Banker’s Agents for Change
Request you Save the Date
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
10 am – 12 pm
Surfrider Foundation
International Coastal Clean-Up Day at Sand Island
Bring the Whole Family Fun, food, t-shirts and give-aways
And the gift of caring for our island

For more information about Sand Island click on the link below

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=31

Description: Sand Island State Recreation Area offers weekends-only shoreline camping within a heavily industrialized area very close to the urban core of Honolulu and the flight path of the Honolulu International Airport. This park is also adjacent to the Sand Island Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) day use riding area – which contains tracks and trails for motorized OHV’s and non-motorized BMX bikes.

Sand Island is an arid, urban coastal park which offers picnicking, camping, walking, shore fishing and board surfing. It fronts a small sand beach and has good views of Honolulu Harbor and ocean sunsets. .

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