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SURFRIDER FOUNDATION’S HAWAII CHAPTERS HOST
11th ANNUAL INTERNATIONL SURFING DAY EVENTS
Honolulu, HI (6/16/2015): In celebration of International Surfing Day (ISD) on June 20th, Surfrider’s Hawaii Chapters will kick off summer by hosting beach cleanups and special events across the state. Surfing is Hawaii’s gift to the world, and ISD honors this “sport of kings.” Founded by the Surfrider Foundation and SURFING Magazine, ISD unites wave-riders worldwide and encourages ocean lovers to help protect our beaches and coasts by participating in these family-friendly events. This year, the Hawaii Chapters are also celebrating the passage of several Surfrider-sponsored state bills, including important legislation to reduce water pollution from cesspools, stormwater runoff and cigarette butts.
In addition to the cleanups, people can also join or renew their membership to the Surfrider Foundation by participating in a special ISD membership drive. Since its inception, International Surfing Day participants have removed more than 70 tons of trash from our coastlines, and thousands have joined or renewed their Surfrider memberships. This year, Surfrider is also hosting a My Special Place contest on Instagram. For more info on ISD and the Instagram contest, go to isd.Surfrider.org.
Listed below are the times and locations of the chapter cleanups and ISD events on Sat., 6/20:
Oahu Ch.: Cleanup at Diamond Head with Barefoot Wines, 10am-12pm, with lunch, prizes and entertainment afterward at Tiki’s Bar & Grill from 12:30-2:30pm. The Chapter will also set up a Surfrider table at Whole Foods Kahala on Fri., 6/19, 11:00am-7:00pm with prizes, petitions and special ISD membership gifts. For more info, go to Oahu.Surfrider.org.
Maui Ch: Cleanup at Ho’okipa Beach Park, 9am-1pm, with prizes & BBQ from Rock & Brews. Surfrider Maui will kick off their ISD events with the Tim Rose CD Release Party on Thurs., 6/18, at Hard Rock Café, Lahaina, 9pm-midnight. On Fri., 6/19, they’ll be part of the 1st annual Surfboard Swap at Hawaiian Island Surf & Sport in Kahului, 3-6pm. For more info, go to Maui.Surfrider.org.
Kauai Ch.: Cleanup at Shipwreck Bay, Poipu, from 9am-1pm with breakfast, yoga, prizes & lunch at the Hyatt Hotel. For more info, go to Kauai.Surfrider.org.
Hilo Ch.: TBA— Cleanup at Honoli’i Beach Park, 10am-12pm, with food, drinks and prizes. For more info, go to Hilo.Surfrider.org.
Kona Ch.: Surfrider cleanup at Kamakahonu Beach, 9am-5pm, next to the King Kamehameha Hotel. The chapter will offer free paddleboard rentals at Kona Boys Beach Shack and free boat charters from Sea Paradise with each new membership! For more info, go to Kona.Surfrider.org.
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984, the Surfrider Foundation has over 60,000 members and 85 chapters. For more info or to join, go to Surfrider.org.
Hawaiian Islands Manager
Help keep the coastline clean, healthy and accessible…join Surfrider Foundation today! www.surfrider.org/support.asp