The Huntington/Seal Beach Surfrider Foundation’s “Ohana Day” and Beaches Be Crazy Event Recap!

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The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.

Surfrider Foundation now has more than 50,000 members in the USA and 90 chapters worldwide. International Surfrider Foundation chapters and affiliates have been established in many foreign countries including the Surfrider Foundation Europe (with ongoing programs and Chapters in France, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Italy) as well as Japan, Brazil, and Australia.

On Saturday April 11, 2015, Adopt A Highway Maintenance Corporation and Adopt A Beach joined the Huntington/Seal Beach Surfrider Chapter for its 9th annual “Ohana Day”.

“2,400 + beach goers, visitors, participants and volunteers joined our 9th annual "Ohana Day" event. 427 volunteers joined in for our beach cleanup picking up 417.23 lbs.of trash with 42 lbs.of Styrofoam. 25 business partners participated showing their products or service.

Music by Tupua with entertainment & dancing by Tahitian Performers that thrilled the crowd!

Various Kohls stores and their employees partnered up with our Ohana Day celebration year after year; also joining us was 150 members of the First Christian Church of Huntington Beach;

Thanks to all our EC and Core Volunteers for giving their time and effort to make this event one of the most successful to date (they are very talented and dedicated individuals!), Also special thanks to two great individual: Frank Dubbs for MC-ing and announcing throughout the event and also to "Rockin Fig" for his friendship, long-time association and support with our Surfrider Foundation Chapter's mission for protecting our oceans, waves and beaches..”

– Huntington Beach Surfrider Foundation

While a few of our AHMC/AAB employees worked the booth handing out t-shirts, bags, chapstick, and water bottles, everyone else, including our friends and families participated in the beach cleanup which contributed to the removal of a whopping 417.23 lbs. of trash!

The day was pack with information from all kinds of unique educational programs, live music that was performed by Tupua, and plenty of activities for children and their families.

We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to be one of the participating partners at the event with Surfrider. We could not wait to share about our environmental programs and their impact on the environment. There were so many amazing businesses that came out to educate beach goers at the event and we are so glad we could come out and support!

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Thank you to everyone at Surfrider Foundation for all that you do. If it wasn’t for organizations like you and all the amazing people that volunteer each year, our beaches and communities would not be nearly as beautiful. Your efforts keep litter and debris out of our ocean protecting wildlife and plants, your efforts keep our beaches safe and beautiful for beach goers year-round, and your efforts make the leader in non-profit organizations that are dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans.

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2015 Surfrider Foundation Beach Cleanup Events

April 25th – Huntington Street – Huntington City Beach
(Note: just a few blocks south of the HB Pier) Sponsored by Waterfront Hilton

May 9th – Newland Street – Huntington State Beach
Enter at Newland St. /PCH. Head South and look for our blue Surfrider tents.)
Sponsored by Brewbakers

May 23rd – South Bolsa Jetty – Bolsa Chica State Beach
(Note: Enter between Warner/Seapoint on PCH and turn left once in the park. Go all the way down to the end of the road and look for us on the right hand side near the new Jetty.) Sponsored by Jacks SurfboardsCGT &Bauer Water Solutions

June 6th – Tower 21 – Bolsa Chica State Beach 
(Note: Enter between Warner/Seapoint on PCH and turn right once in the park. Look for Tower 21 on the left hand side.) Sponsored by Drains to Ocean

June 2oth – 6th St. Northside HB Pier – Huntington City Beach  (International Surfing Day)               
(Note: just North of HB Pier) Sponsored by Shorebreak Hotel

July 11th – Brookhurst Street – Huntington State Beach
Enter at Newland St. /PCH. Head South and look for our blue Surfrider tents.)
Sponsored by Drains to Ocean

July 25th – River’s End– Seal Beach 15 1st Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740 )
Sponsored by Rivers End Cafe

August 8th – South Bolsa Jetty – Huntington State Beach
Sponsored by Volcom

August 22nd – 17th Street – Huntington City Beach
Sponsored by 17th St. Boardshop

September 19th – 6th St. Northside HB Pier – Huntington City Beach
CA Coastal Cleanup – Sponsored by Shorebreak Hotel

October 10th – River’s End– Seal Beach ( 15 1st Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740 )
Sponsored by Rivers End Cafe

October 31st – 9th St. – Huntington City Beach      
(Note: just North of HB Pier) Sponsored by Jacks Surfboards

November 7th – Beach Blvd – Huntington Beach City
(Note: Turn right at City entrance on PCH & Beach Blvd then look for Blue Surfrider Tents) Sponsored byBrewbakers & WaterWall Displays

December 12th – Warner/PCH – Huntington State Beach
(Note: Enter between Warner/Seapoint on PCH and turn right once in the park. Go all the way to the very end towards Warner St.) Sponsored by Java Jaws Surfers’ Blend Coffee

For more information about the Huntington/Seal Beach Chapter, visit their website at http://hsbsurfrider.org.