Action Alert // Martin’s Beach

And the gate STILL isn’t open! Even as we’re looking at what might be the hottest weekend of the year, billionaire Vinod Khosla continues to illegally block Californians from Martins Beach! For generations, inland families would bring their kids to this sweet place to escape the sweltering heat and experience the joy of the coast – please join us in the fight to reopen Martins Beach. Sign the action alert now!

Blog Alert // Coastal Armoring is Destroying our Beaches

As the crowds gather to flock to the beach and escape the heat wave, please, take a moment to check out our newest blog post on one of the lesser-discussed threats to California’s coast. The blog post also features a 12 minute presentation Surfrider staff recently gave to the Coastal Commission highlighting how hard armoring is destroying California’s beaches. Check it out!

Photo Contest // Plastic Pollution

Today we’re kicking off our Found Objects photo contest! Throughout September, we’re asking you to share items that you’ve found [and cleaned-up!] off of your local beach or waterway.

To enter the contest, share a creative photo AND a “six word story” about the photograph. Use the hashtag #SurfriderFound and tag @surfrider to be entered. Grand prize includes GoPro Hero5 Session, Surfrider Membership, and more! Additional prizes will be awarded. Full contest rules and instructions are available at:

Policy Update // Coastal Commission

ICYMI: August ActCoastal newsletter went out. Check out the latest Coastal Commission report, a call for action on nuclear waste, the latest on the Poseidon Huntington Beach desalination proposal and more.