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Surfrider Foundation - Global and Local

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For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),

It's always our self we find in the sea.

 ~e e cummings

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The Surfrider Foundation is an organization made up of more than 50,000 members, worldwide, who work together to ensure our oceans are kept safe, clean, and accessible. 


They do so through public education, community events, and by adopting special projects throughout America's coastal areas - and internationally, as well.

Visit their website at Surfrider Foundation to learn more about their current projects (including an effort to save our local Gaviota coast), how to particpate in beach clean-up and other volunteer activities, and what is being done to ensure permanent, easy, public access to beaches and unique coastal environments. 

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View their current "State of the Beach" reports,  tide charts, educational videos, as well as their strategic plan and annual reports. 

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You can even learn about planting seaside gardens that are natural, beautiful, and environmentally friendly.  Check out the Ocean Friendly Gardens blog....

If you live in Santa Barbara County, visit the site of our very own Santa Barbara Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.


Pravakar -
The world is full of so much beauty, it is impossible to see it all in one lifetime. Who knows what can happen, though? I am sending a wish that, very soon, you will be able to come to Southern California and watch the surfers as you relax on a Santa Barbara Beach.

With best regards....C.

Growing up on the east-coast where I first saw surfing, the dream of California surfing... oh, yes; but, alas, these old bones will not likely go there. Love to watch them ride though!!

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