Volusia Flagler Chapter

The Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation was founded in 2008 and spans the entire coastline of Volusia and Flager counties in Florida. Our mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. More Details
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May 7, 2013

International Surfing Day 2013

Come celebrate International Surfing Day with the Surfrider Volusia-Flagler Chapter! Saturday, June 22nd at our FREE 7th Annual Eco-Surf Clinic! Free for children ages 17 and under who can swim (parent or guardian required for surfing) We’ll have cool giveaways and snacks on hand, come out and support your local Surfrider and buy a t-shirt!

WHAT:  FREE ECO-SURF CLINIC

WHEN:  SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd FROM 10A-2P

WHERE:  ON THE BEACH AT LIGHTHOUSE POINT PARK, PONCE INLET

WHO:  SURFRIDER VOLUSIA-FLAGLER CHAPTER – LOOK FOR THE SURFRIDER FLAGS!

Sign-up will begin at 10am!  At 10:30am we’ll have a short surfing lesson and then all go surfing, boards provided by the Volusia County Junior Lifeguards.  We’ll take a break around noon, have some snacks and enjoy a short Eco-Tour and learn some cool stuff about your beach!  Chad Truxall of the Marine Discovery Center will talk about plants and animals in the ocean and estuaries surrounding Ponce Inlet.  Then we’ll hit the waves again after we give away some cool swag!  Membership not required.  RSVP by email encouraged but not required.

Also, we can always use a few more volunteers to accompany kids in the water.  We’ll have ISD or VFS t-shirts for our confirmed volunteers (sizes are limited) so email if you can help out.

For more info email:  chair@volusia.surfrider.org

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May 7, 2013

Hands Across the Sand

Joining hands is a powerful way to say NO to offshore drilling and YES to clean energy!

This movement is not about politics — it is about the protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife and fisheries.  The accidents that continue to happen in offshore oil drilling are a threat to all of the above.  Expanding offshore oil drilling is not the answer; embracing Clean Energy is.

WHEN:  SAT, MAY 18TH 10AM MEETING & CHAPTER ELECTIONS / 10:30AM BEACH CLEAN-UP / 12:00-12:15pm JOIN HANDS

WHERE:  HARTFORD AVE BEACH APPROACH, DAYTONA (1825 N. A1A) HARTFORD HAS SOME PARKING SPOTS BUT IS A CLOSED BEACH RAMP. IF YOU WANT TO PARK ON THE BEACH, USE SEAVIEW OR WILLIAMS.

WHO:  SURFRIDER VOLUSIA-FLAGLER CHAPTER – LOOK FOR THE SURFRIDER FLAGS!

Please try and wear a black shirt/tank to represent drawing a line against dependency on oil/fossil fuels.  We are gathering on the beach and “Drawing a line in the Sand” against Offshore Drilling, Deepwater Drilling, Seismic Testing, Keystone XL Pipeline, Tar Sands & Mountain-Top Removal Mining and Hydraulic Fracturing…and EMBRACING Clean-Energy!  We encourage everyone to not buy/bring plastic water bottles and to keep this (and all) events minimum waste.  We’ll have some Gatorade on hand for you to fill your reusable container!  We plan on only leaving footprints in the sand!

The Volusia-Flagler Surfrider Chapter will meet at 10am, conduct a short meeting and chapter elections.  10:30am we’ll do a Beach Clean-Up.  Then we’ll meet on the sand by our tent at 11:30-11:45 and join hands at 12pm.  Afterwards, we’ll grill up some beach dogs for everyone so bring a friend and come on out, it should be a fun day!

STEP 1 – Go to the beach by at least 11 AM in your time zone, rain or shine.

STEP 2 – Join hands for 15 minutes starting at 12:00 PM in your time zone forming lines in the sand against oil drilling in your coastal waters. Yes to clean energy.

STEP 3 – Leave only your footprints.

  1. Use only approved beach accesses and parking.
  2. Create as long a line or as many lines as you wish.
  3. Be courteous and respectful to those who disagree with your view.
  4. Please steer clear of bird nesting areas
  5. Please steer clear of sea turtle nesting areas
  6. Please respect any flora and fauna during your event and leave nothing but footprints.
  7. …enjoy yourself, it’s the beach!

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For more info email:  chair@volusia.surfrider.org

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