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
September 12, 2016

Join us Saturday, September 24 for Black Tie and Baggies!

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Visit our Facebook event page for photos from 2014 and 2015’s events and to get ideas for your outfit! https://www.facebook.com/events/627224037434585/

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July 12, 2016

Volunteers Needed: 10th Annual EcoSurf Clinic

Volunteers Needed

What: EcoSurf Clinic
When: Saturday, July 30 from 9:30 AM-2 PM
Where: Winterhaven Park, Ponce Inlet

We need volunteers to help us introduce surfing to the next generation of lil groms! No experience needed, just a love of the ocean. Contact chair@volusia.surfrider.org for more details.

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July 7, 2016

Save the Date: International Coastal Cleanup

Each September, volunteers around the WORLD work together to clean beaches, rivers and other waterways. Volunteers document every piece of trash they find on standardized trash tally data cards, which will be provided to you. This information is used by the Ocean Conservancy to produce the world’s only state-by-state, country-by-country Marine Debris Index. By understanding sources of marine debris, we can work together to solve this problem.

Join us on September 17th at North Beach Community Park. More details to follow soon!

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July 7, 2016

July 30th: Kids Eco Surf Clinic

Free for children ages 17 and under who can swim (parent or guardian must stay for entire time) We’ll have cool giveaways and snacks on hand, come out and support your local Surfrider and buy a t-shirt!

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 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 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.

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

More info!

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May 13, 2016

Hands Across the Sand 2016

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For Hands Across the Sand this year, the Central Florida Chapter will be joining the Volusia/Flagler Chapter. This means that the line of joined hands will be longer than ever this year at the Hartford Approach (1900 N. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, 32118, look for the Surfrider flags)…you don’t want to miss it!

We will meet on the beach at 10 am on Saturday, May 21 to do a beach clean up. We’ll reconvene at our tent around 11:30 to get ready to join hands at 12 pm for 15 minutes. Handmade signs opposing seismic testing/offshore drilling are welcome, see photos from our past events for ideas!
Visit www.handsacrossthesand.com for more info about this movement but please realize this is not about politics, it is about protecting our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, fisheries and our land environment!

A beach cookout will immediately follow at 12:30. Remember your reusable water bottles/cups. We will have hot dogs/veggie dogs and snacks. Feel free to bring a dish to share!

Note about parking: You cannot drive onto the beach at Hartford but you can drive on at Williams and drive South to meet us at Hartford.

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October 7, 2015

Calling All Volunteers!

We have lots of opportunities for volunteers, and we need your help!

Chapter Executive Committee: Become a member of the leadership team! Positions on the Executive Committee include: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Volunteer Coordinator. Help grow the chapter, plan campaigns, organize events and build the future of the Volusia Flagler Chapter!

Rise Above Plastic Committee: Tired of finding plastic straws, bottles, bags, and foam cups on your beach visits? Join the Rise Above Plastic Committee to work on foam foodware bans, banning plastic bags, and much more!

beach Cleanup Organizer: Do you have a passion for picking up plastic? We are looking for waterway cleanup organizers. We’ll bring the gloves and buckets, you pick the beach and help get out the word!

If you’re interested in serving in any capacity, email Holly to learn more!

Volunteers Kelsey, Mike and Bella at the Florida Surf Film Festival
September 16, 2015

September Chapter Meeting

Join us for our September Chapter meeting on September 24th at 6:30pm. We’re being hosted by our friends at Starbucks in Daytona Beach- join us!

What: September Chapter Meeting
When: September 24th, 6:30pm
Who: Everyone! Members and non-members alike!
Where: Startbucks, 110 S Ocean Ave, Daytona Beach, Florida 32118
More Information!

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August 26, 2015

Upcoming Events!

Join us for these upcoming events!

August Chapter Meeting
August 27, 6:30 PM
Cafe Verde, 301 Flagler Avenue New Smyrna Beach, FL
All are welcome, please join us!

International Coastal Cleanup Day
September 19, 8:00-10:30 am
We will be the site captains for two locations:
North Beach Community Park in New Smyrna Beach (Sapphire)
Hartford Approach in Daytona BeachIce water will be provided, please bring your reusable water bottle!

Registration will close September 1st.
Click here to register
July 24, 2015

9th Annual EcoSurf Clinic is Tomorrow at Winterhaven Park in Ponce Inlet

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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!

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.

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

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May 27, 2015

Join us this Thursday, June 12th!

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