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
May 30, 2012

International Surfring Day!

Come celebrate International Surfing Day with the Surfrider Volusia-Flagler Chapter! Saturday, June 23rd at our FREE 6th 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 23RD 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: vfsurfrider@gmail.com.

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.

International Surfing Day sprung from the idea that it would be great to have an annual day to celebrate surfing, while giving thanks and appreciation to our oceans, waves and beaches. From there, the first International Surfing Day began with one international event and 16 domestic events. It has grown to more than 71 International and 90 domestic events, spanning more than 30 countries across the globe. The day is not only filled with fun surf sessions and paddle-outs, but encourages people everywhere, no matter where they live, to give back through various activities organized by the Surfrider Foundation.

Visit www.intlsurfingday.com to learn more.

 

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