Just an FYI and to leave this on our web site for a while longer as a placeholder. The race was awesome. So many people had so much fun and the bike trail has never looked so clean as members of teams cleaned up between stops. Thanks to all of the runners. Thanks to our sponsors; Shop3Thirty, Keane coffee, Cabo Chips, Newport Rib Company, HDX Fit, and Newmeyer and Dillon.
Special Thanks to Robyn Vettraino for organizing and operating this event for the 8th year in a row.
The Surfrider Foundation RockWaterRelay 2015 race is Saturday! A couple reminders before the race;
1. It will be hot, so please plan accordingly. Stay hydrated and might we suggest sunscreen. For hydration on the course, we will have some water at the stations and some paper cups. You are encouraged to bring your own cold water and re-usable water bottles along the course for your team.
2. Race t-shirt pick up and check-in starts at 8:30 at the first stop. The parking for the start near the Honda Center is in the adjacent office building parking. There will be signs to the start which is on the trail near the tables and open space. The race will start at 9 am. Each team is responsible for getting each runner to their stop. Use the map, also available on our website, and plan your route of travel.
3. Finish Line. Talk to the ranger at the Huntington State Beach and note you are with RockWater to get entry and park to see your last runner finish. We will have food from Newport Beach Rib Company, Cabo Chips, and other post-race snacks from Trader Joes. Please remember your cold refreshments to keep hydrated.
4. There will be volunteers, special thanks to HDX fit + shop3thirty, supporting the race and cleaning-up the areas surrounding our race. Please keep the course clean of your own trash, and pick up for others along the way. Remember to have fun, take pictures and share stories. The hashtag on Social media for the event is #RockWaterRelay. Our instagram is @SurfriderNewportBeach and our Twitter is @SurfriderNB.
Join us from 9-11 on Saturday, April 25 for a much needed cleanup inside the Lower Santa Ana River by Talbert Ave. More info to come.
Do you want to learn about urban runoff, watersheds, or just help cleanup the beach? Come join us at our next cleanup. Click on the Beach Cleanups tab and let us know if you have questions.
It’s that time of year again when our chapter celebrates the holidays with Huntington Beach/Seal Beach Chapter and Long Beach Chapter. All members welcome. Starts at 3 PM and ends at 7 PM. For more information call Darrel at 714-623-1760 or see the flyer here.
Join us for a viewing of DamNation.
Wednesday December 10 at 6PM
Patagonia/SEED-People’s Market at The Camp. Showing will be at ‘The Treehouse’ on the rooftop. Enter up the stairs past the yoga studio.
This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.
If we are having intermittent drizzle we are on. If we have relentless downpour then we are off. Our chapter will be there either way at 9:00 AM and cleanup until 11:00. All participants under the age of 18 will need to bring a waiver sign in sheet signed by their parent/guardian, a waiver sign in sheet can be found here under the Beach Cleanups tab.
Enter Magnolia entrance to the Huntington State Beach Park and drive as far south (towards Newport Beach) as you can. We set up by the 1st fire ring.
Join our chapter as we help promote the movie “A Wedge to Remember” by Josh Pomer (Discovering Mavericks) at the Lido Theater on Saturday night November 1, 2014. All of the information is below. People who sign up as new members at the event will receive a chapter tee and the same for existing members who renew their membership.
link to trailer
Link to tickets for 7:30 Newport Show
Link to tickets for 9pm Newport Show
link to tickets (for whole tour)
Join us at either cleanup on Saturday November 1 2014. Both cleanups start at 9 AM. We will be at the Harbor cleanup in Kayaks and paddleboards until 11. Please contact Michelle Giron for more information. We will be at the River Jetties (in between Newport Beach and Huntington Beach near Pacific coast highway) until 1 PM. Pizza around 12 noon. Contact Darrel Ferguson for more information or click here.
Michelle Giron firstname.lastname@example.org
Darrel Ferguson email@example.com