surf-dayHonolulu, HI (June 10, 2010) – In celebration of the 6th Annual International Surfing Day on June 20th, the Surfrider Foundation’s Hawaii Chapters and Kona Brewing Co. are hosting a statewide Concert Tour with Hawaii’s hot new band The Throwdowns at the following dates and clubs:

  • Fri., 6/18: The Mixx, 75-5626 Kuakini Hwy, Kona, BIG ISLAND (with special guests)
  • Sat., 6/19: The Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen St., Hon., OAHU (with the Deadbeats & Analogic)
  • Fri., 6/25: The Lava Lounge, 1387 Kuhio Highway, Kapa’a, KAUAI (with special guests)
  • Sat., 6/26: Mulligan’s, 1387 Kuhio Hwy., Wailea, MAUI (w/ Moth & Sounds of Addiction)

Along with this benefit concert series, Surfrider is also partnering with Surfing Magazine and other local sponsors to put on Father’s Day (Sun., 6/20) Beach Cleanups with prizes, food and fun challenges across Hawaii.  The chapters will be having family-friendly cleanups at the following venues:

  • Oahu Chapter:  Diamond Head entrance, Honolulu, 10:00am;
  • Kona Kai Ea Chapter:  Kahalu’u Beach, Ali’i Dr. Cleanup, Kona, 10:00am;
  • Kauai Chapter:  Nukoli’i Beach Park (outside of Lihue), 9:30am;
  • Maui Chapter:  Hoaloha Park, Kahalui, 9:00am.

Founded six years ago by the Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine, International Surfing Day unites surfers from around the world in celebration of the sport of surfing.  As is tradition with the annual holiday, surfers will do their part to give back to our oceans, waves and beaches through various organized events such as clean-ups and restoration projects courtesy of the Surfrider Foundation.  This year, chapters will offer special membership packages to support our programs.

Surfrider is dedicated to preserving water quality, beach access and responsible stewardship of our coastlines.  “On International Surfing Day, the Hawaii Chapters are proud to announce that we helped pass a new Beach Access Bill (Act 160), which the Governor just signed into law on June 2,” says Stuart Coleman, Hawaii Coordinator.  “Act 160 helps ensure that private landowners cannot block direct public access or lateral access along the shore to our beaches.  What better way to celebrate this victory than by having a beach cleanup!”

Held on the summer solstice, International Surfing Day is supported by sponsors like Vitamin Water, Earthpack, Planet Green and local companies like Wahoo’s Fish Tacos. For more information on International Surfing Day, including challenges, events and participating chapters, please go to www.intlsurfingday.com.

About Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide. There are four Surfrider Chapters in Hawaii focusing on water quality, beach access, plastic marine debris and responsible coastal stewardship.  For more information about Surfrider’s Chapters, go to www.surfrider.org/oahu.

Stuart H. Coleman
Hawaii Coordinator
Surfrider Foundation
scoleman@surfrider.org
808-942-3841

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