The Beach Belongs to Everyone!
On Saturday, June 19, the Surfrider Foundation and international affiliates will host events worldwide in recognition of the 17th annual International Surfing Day (ISD) to celebrate the sport of surfing and the protection of clean water and healthy beaches. Held each year on the third Saturday of June, the global holiday founded by the Surfrider Foundation brings communities together to enjoy coastal recreation and raise awareness of urgent threats to the coasts.
Every day, the Surfrider Foundation and our network of volunteer activist’s work to protect our coasts. On International Surfing Day, we come together and take a moment to celebrate the waves and beaches that we all love.
The theme of this year’s ISD is “The Beach Belongs to Everyone.” For decades, Surfrider has championed to keep our beaches accessible and welcoming for all people to enjoy—regardless of race, socioeconomic background, ability or gender identity. This International Surfing Day, we are celebrating the joy and excitement that the beach brings to all of us.
Surfing is an amazing gift and the beach is an incredible place that should be healthy, safe and accessible to all people. As surfers and beachgoers alike, it is our responsibility to foster a vibrant, inclusive community that comes together to protect and enjoy this extraordinary resource.
Ways to Participate in ISD While Maintaining Correct Physical Distancing
Due to the effects of the coronavirus, surfing and beach regulations throughout the country are constantly changing.
- Please review your local guidelines and adhere to any curent restrictions in place.
- If your chapter is having an in person ISD celebration, let’s do everything we can to ensure a fun, safe and healthy event by following all recommended CDC guidelines.
- If your local chapter is not holding an ISD event and regulations allow, surf with a buddy in an uncrowded spot (while maintaining physical distancing) and do a solo beach clean to leave the beach better than you found it. Use the hashtag #InternationalSurfingDay and tag @Surfrider on your social posts for a chance to be featured on Surfriders social channels!
International Surfing Day Membership and Apparel
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On International Surfing Day, we take a moment to celebrate and enjoy the beaches and waves that we all love.
Surfrider is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches for all people, through a powerful activist network. At the center of every action we take is our mission, our grassroots structure and local perspectives. We aim for positive impact and measurable results on behalf of the communities that we serve.
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