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 for more information.


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September 11, 2014

2014 International Coastal Cleanup Day


August 28, 2014

Join us at ProtoHUB this Wednesday, September 3rd, for our Monthly General Meeting

Dear Surfriders, we are pleased to announce our new location for Surfrider Oahu Chapter’s Monthly General Meeting.  Join us at ProtoHUB this Wednesday, September 3rd from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  We are very excited about ProtoHUB since it is a place designed to bring Honolulu’s brightest and forward thinking minds together.  We are honored to take part!

ProtoHUB 458 Keawe St, Honolulu, HI, 2nd floor

Our meeting will be potluck style, please bring your favorite dish!

This month we will call for John Kelly Environmental Achievement awards nominations.  We will be nominating a Local Business, a Professional Surfer and Lifetime Achievement.  Bring your nominees to the table!

We will also be discussing our Ocean Friendly Gardens and Rise Above Plastics campaigns.

See you on Wednesday!

ProtoHUB 458 Keawe St, Honolulu, HI, 2nd floor

August 4, 2014

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July 23, 2014

Volunteer to win Jack Johnson tickets

Aloha Friends,

We are excited to announce two great opportunities for you to help us achieve our mission of protecting the North Shore while also giving yourself the chance to win two free tickets to Jack Johnson’s upcoming concerts at the Waikiki Shell on August 1st and 2nd.

Pūpūkea Paumalū Community Stewardship:

Please join us on July 26th from 9:00 to 11:30 am at the Sunset Beach Community Park (adjacent to Sunset Elem.) for a family-friendly community work day at the Pūpūkea Paumalū State Park Reserve.  Stewardship activities will include removing invasive species and rubbish, and planting over 300 native plants in some badly eroded areas.  Additionally, NSCLT will provide the necessary supplies for kids to decorate new picnic tables that will subsequently be placed somewhere nice in the Park Reserve. Please bring any tools that you think would be helpful for the activities we have planned (gloves, handsaws, pickaxes, shovels, weedwackers, etc.). We will provide light refreshments and snacks and a lucky volunteer will be randomly selected to win two tickets to Jack Johnson’s upcoming concert. If you would like to participate in this community workday please RSVP to

Can’t make the Workday, but still want to support us and see Jack play?

Not to worry, you can still do so by participating in our upcoming Pledge Drive!

NSCLT is proud to share that we are teaming up with Jack Johnson on his 2014 From Here To Now To You Tour and All At Once, a social action network connecting nonprofits with people who want to become active in their local and world community. All At Once comes to life online at and at the Jack Johnson concerts where you can get educated, get inspired, and connect face-to-face with us and other local and national non-profits. All At Once promotes sustainable local food systems and plastic free initiatives and encourages action through the Capture Your Commitment campaign.

Pledge Drive Details: Jack Johnson’s charity is matching donations contributed to us up to a total of $2500.  Make a contribution right now and your money will be doubled by the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation! You can also win two tickets to see Jack play by participating in NSCLT’s pledge drive from now through July 25th 2014.  The person who is able to secure the highest amount of pledged funds will receive two free tickets to the August 1st show and the person who is able to gather the highest number of pledges, regardless of the total dollar amount, will receive two free tickets to the August 2nd show.

Your Support Matters! Your pledges of support will help North Shore Community Land Trust’s exciting initiatives including the Second Annual North Shore Food Summit (September 11th and 12th 2014), Mālama Kawela-Kahuku Conservation Partnership, Pūpūkea Paumalu Community Stewardship, and

Land Conservation Throughout the North Shore Region.

For Pledge Drive Details or any questions please contact Tim Tybuszewski at

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