Ocean Friendly Restaurants Hawaii
June 3, 2016

Ocean Friendly Restaurant launch on World Ocean Day – June 8th.

Support Ocean Friendly Restaurants by taking advantage of this one-day offer! Make sure to check out the website to learn more about the OFR program and how Surfrider and partners are joining forces to highlight restaurants who are demonstrating a positive social ethic by choosing to move away from single-use plastic items in favor of reusable or compostable alternatives. This is a powerful message that gives us a consumer choice to use our $ in places that are doing the right thing to help protect our oceans and marine ecosystems.

On World Oceans Day: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Customers who dine at participating restaurant, post the hashtag #OceanFriendlyHI & tag the restaurant on Facebook or Instagram will receive discounts and/or special offers.

Partners to date:

Kona Brewing Company: 15% off all food items

The Counter: 15% off

Wahoo’s : 15% off

The Nook: 

  • Free Iced Tea (with one of our metal straws)
  • 15% the entire bill for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
  • All names will be entered in to a raffle give away for Nook gift bag

Peace Cafe: Free Mochi Cake

Beet Box Cafe: 10% off

Ocean Friendly Restaurants Hawaii

Surfrider Oahu Feb Meeting
February 2, 2016

Surfrider Oahu February Meeting

Hey Surfriders, we are happy to announce that we have secured a new meeting location for 2016! Still centrally located off Ward Ave & the corner of Ala Moana Blvd we will be hosting our Public Meetings at our wonderful partner’s, RevoluSun, new showroom and innovation center:

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 6:30PM-8:30PM

RevoluSun Smart Home Innovation Center
210 Ward Ave, Ste 140,  Honolulu, HI 96814
(Map on our Website Calendar)

This is a great meeting to see how you can get involved with what our chapter has in store for 2016. Take a peak at our agenda:

6:00-6:30: Check In and Pot Luck
6:30-6:45: Introductions
6:45-7:00: Introduce New EC members and Calendar of Events
7-7:15: Water Quality Grant Discussion
7:15-7:30: Ocean Friendly Gardens Grant Discussion
7:30-7:45: Civics Is Sexy Recap and Bills at Legislature
7:45-8:00: Kahuku Beach Clean Up, Saturday Feb. 6
8-8:15: Upcoming Events, Permablitz, Movie Night
8-8:15: Break Into Groups for Legislature, Clean Ups, Water Quality, and OFG.
8:15-8:30: Open Discussion and Social Media Minute.

Please bring a potluck dish to share with the attendees!

Surfrider Oahu Feb Meeting

January 8, 2016

Kahuku Point Cleanup & Restoration


Surfrider Oahu, The North Shore Community Land Trust (NSCLT) & the Energy Excelerator are proud to host our first cleanup of the year at Kahuku Point on Oahu’s beautiful North Shore. While a stunning landscape, this is also an area highly impacted by marine plastics and encroachment of invasive species.

In addition to our usual beach cleaning efforts, the NSCLT will be leading volunteers in an effort to remove invasive plants and put over 200 native plants back into the ground.

Saturday, February 6th 2016

LOCATION: Meet at the Turtle Bay Helipad (coordinates on this post) next to the main parking area.

Time: Check-in will begin at 8:45 AM and the first group will begin their walk out to Kahuku Point at 9AM

Clean & Restoration: 9:30-12PM

Lunch & Group Picture: 12PM

There are no facilities at the point, so please make sure to use the bathroom before you walk out and bring your own reusable water bottle (no single use plastic please).

January 8, 2016

Civics IS Sexy


In a TED talk by Eric Liu entitled: “Why Ordinary People Need to Understand Power” – Liu asserts, “We need to make civics sexy again. As sexy as it was during the American Revolution or the Civil Rights Movement.” At Surfrider Oahu we agree that you getting involved in making decsions for our State is of the utmost importance for creating a world that we want to call home into the future.

Civics IS Sexy is a free to the public particpatory workshop promoting effective community engagement in the Hawai‘i State Legislature. The process of creating, following, and testifying on important issues in our society can be overwhelming, but the Surfrider Foundation’s Oahu Chapter, Hawai‘i Center For Food Safety, and Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation want to help you navigate these unfamiliar waters. Join us for a Saturday at the Capitol and we will walk you through the process with details on how to use the State’s legislative website, gather information through the public access room, and give in-person testimony in front of a panel of legislatures. You’ll also be able to connect with a wide variety of communities and organizations doing extraordinary work to make Hawai‘i a better place.

Join us for a day of inspiring guest speakers, interactive discussions, hands on training, and a free lunch for all participants.


Bring a laptop, tablet, or internet ready device to follow along!

The doors open for sign-in and networking at 9:30AM, with the event officially beginning at 10AM

Hawaii State Capitol – 415 South Beretania Street. Room 325. Honolulu, HI 96813
August 24, 2015

International Coastal Cleanup: Makua Beach, September 18-20

ICC 2015 Makua CleanupJoin Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, Na Kama Kai, and Surfrider Foundation as they host the 3rd Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day on the West Side of Oahu. This year the main location for check in will be at Makua Beach. From there we will be cleaning from Keawa’ula Bay/Kaena Point to Keau Beach Park.

Land Based debris is littering this fragile and important coastline and it is our goal to inspire more coastal stewardship for this area. By cleaning up you will see that keeping our beaches clean starts at home by reducing your use of plastics and being more responsible in your consumption behaviors. Then is reinforced by educating others and cleaning up every time you visit the beach. Even if you didn’t drop that trash it is yours. We are all one.

RSVP on the Facebook Event Page

Everyone else please check in at Makua Beach at 9:30AM on either day. We will be cleaning all three days.

On Saturday after the cleanup we will be providing plastic free lunches and live music. Along with games for the kids and other giveaways.

Hope to see you all there!

July 10, 2015

Sauve & Sari: A Surfrider Benefit


Suave & Sari

A Fundraiser for Surfrider Foundation’s Oahu Chapter at the Hawai‘i Polo Club

August 2nd 2015, 12:30-7:30

An international event as the Indian team challenges the Hawai‘i Polo Club on their beautiful ocean front Mokuleia fields on Oahu’s famous North Shore. We want you to dress the part, with men fitting the suave theme, while women are encouraged to honor our Indian guests with colorful saris. A contest will be held between the two matches for the best dressed.

Guests can purchase $35 VIP tickets, providing access to a special VIP tent with heavy pupus, a complimentary beverage, and premier tented seating close to the action. VIP guests will have the chance to mingle with and take photos with players from both the Hawai‘i and Indian sides. VIP area seating is limited to 150. General Admission tickets are also available for $15 (includes $3 donation from normal polo gate prices) and are for open seating around the perimeter of the field with access to Hawai‘i Polo master chef Elmer Guzman’s menus and bar.

The Surfrider Foundation will have a volunteer staff educating about the Oahu chapter’s mission, campaigns, and upcoming events. All guests will have the opportunity to talk story with the foundation, participate in the silent auction, and purchase event posters or t-shirts. Two well-renowned Hawai‘i artists, Dennis Mathewson & Jim Warren, have generously donated images for the event. “Wild Waters” by Mr. Warren is the event promotional image, while Mr. Mathewson will be launching a new art print directly relating to the Surfrider mission and will be there to sign special edition posters.

Proceeds from tickets, art, and silent auction items go towards furthering the mission of Surfrider Oahu – protecting the beaches, oceans, and waves of our amazing island ecosystems.

We must send out a huge mahalo to a collective of generous partners & sponsors: The Hawai‘i Polo Club, Pacific Air Cargo, Wy’s Galleries & the Equus Hotel. This group has been instrumental in the development of this great day on the North Shore. Cheers for your efforts and dedication to helping Surfrider Oahu further its mission.

Timeline of Events:

11:00 PM: Gates Open

12:30 PM: VIP Tent & Silent Auction Table Open

1:00 PM: Kids 2 Chucker Polo Match

1:30 PM: Match 1 Begins

2:30-4:30 PM: VIP Tent Food Open

3:00 PM: Halftime: Skydiver Show, Best Dressed Contest

3:30 PM: Main Event: India vs. Hawai‘i Polo Match

5:00 PM: Trophy Presentation & Silent Auction Closes

5:30-7:30 PM: Music & Dancing

Hands Across the Sand 2015
April 21, 2015

Hands Across the Sand 2015

On May 16th 2015, Surfrider’s Oahu Chapter and Bubble Shack Hawaii will be hosting our annual Hands Across the Sands event from 9:30-12:30.

We’ll be cleaning the beach in Waikiki & Kapiolani Park before taking a giant group shot of all participants lining up the beach. Join us and thousands of people across the world in drawing a line in the sand against dirty fossil fuels and for clean renewable energy!

See the flyer for the location between the Volleyball Courts and the Aquarium. Look for the blue Surfrider Tents and Flags. Lunch & cool prizes will be provided by Bubble Shack Hawai‘i



February 4, 2015

#PreservingSacredPlaces Community Connections w/ Kailua Beach Adventures


Surfrider Oahu would like to invite you on its first #PreservingSacredPlaces Community Connections of the year with Kailua Beach Adventures. On Thursday Feb 26th we will be taken on a fully guided and hands-on kayak excursion to the Mokes to help restore and protect endangered seabird habitat. Led by DLNR and Kailua Beach Adventure eco guides, you’ll have the opportunity to travel out to the beautiful Mokulua Islands and work to preserve this amazing protected habitat. Lunch will be provided.

Please only RSVP if you are sure to make it as space is limited.

January 15, 2015

Statewide RAP Cleanup: Oneula Beach January 31st

Aloha Surfrider Volunteers!

We are excited to announce our first beach cleanup of the year at Oneula Beach, in Ewa on January 31st from 10-12. We’ll start checking you in at 9:30 and lunch will follow. This cleanup will be part of a statewide effort that focusses on upcoming State legislation aiming to curb the amounts of cigarette butts, EPS foam pieces, plastic bags, and plastic particles that contaminate our beaches and near shore resources. So, after you join us this weekend for our Civics IS Sexy workshop to understand how to navigate the legislative process and empower our communities to make sustainable change, then join us on January 31st to get your hands dirty and clean the beach! We will have big groups joining us from 808 Cleanups, Pacific Air Cargo, Aloha Contract Services, Energy Excelerator, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and local school groups.

Bring a friend who has never been to a cleanup and get involved with the new year of Surfrider events and campaigns. You can RSVP for this event on our Facebook Invite Page Here.


January 13, 2015

Civics IS Sexy: How to Make the State Work for You

Aloha Oahu Surfriders, do you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes during the legislative process? So many of us think we have participated when we cast a vote, but to truly change these islands to a sustainable paradise that incorporates our unique blend of culture, natural resources, and recreation we all need to do more. This Saturday January 17th from 9AM-2:30Pm we’ll be sponsoring a workshop at the Hawai‘i State Capitol room 325. A wide variety of communities and organizations will be sharing information on upcoming legislation for this years session and we will have an interactive agenda designed to teach you about the process from bill creation to testifying in front of a panel of legislatures.

Please join us for this unique opportunity to empower our communities – reserve your free ticket here

Lunch will be provided and we want to ask you to bring your computers, tablets, and internet ready devices to follow along with us.

Hope to see you there and contact Rafael at rbergstrom@surfrider.org for more information.


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