Central Florida Chapter

The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots, non-profit, environmental organization that works to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches. Founded in 1984, Surfrider Foundation’s most important coastal environmental work is carried out by Surfrider Foundation’s 60 chapters located along the East, West, Gulf, Puerto Rican, and Hawaiian coasts. More Details
October 26, 2010

Wekiwa Island needs your help

Seminole County Council is having a hearing to discuss the existence of Wekiwa Island Park. Today, Tuesday October 26th 2p. Please let your voice be heard. Seminole County Council building Sanford, FL.

September 24, 2010

International Coastal Clean Up

September 25th 2010: RSVP at the Facebook Event Page

Help us clean up the St. Johns! Volunteer and roll up your sleeves. Lets see how many pounds of garbage we can collect in 2 hours! See you there!
St. Johns RIVERKEEPER Sites:
– Hollybrook Park (210 Leland Street. Jax, 32254)
– Northbank Riverwalk (YMCA)
– Wayne Stevens Boat Ramp

More sites & info: http://www.coj.net/Departments/Environmental+and+Compliance/Clean+It+Up+Green+It+Up/2010+Florida+Coastal+Cleanup.htm

Putnam County Sites:
A clean up of the St. Johns River and the following locations:

Veteran’s Park, East Palatka
East Palatka Boat Ramp
Browns Landing
Murphy’s Island

The adventure begins on the 25th at 8:00 a.m. Palatka Riverfront, Veterans Park where supplies for registrants will be distributed to commence the morning activities. We will need volunteers to assist with the clean up, and volunteers with boats which will enable us to get to Murphy’s Island.

For more information, please call Program Coordinator (WAV) Jose Artigas at (386)290-5316 or Keep Putnam Beautiful at (386)325-9598, email wavflaglerputnam@sjrwmd.com or kpb@palatka.fl.gov.

August 25, 2010

UCF Gives to the Gulf Festival & Concert

WHAT: “UCF Gives to the Gulf Festival & Concert” A benefit to raise money for Gulf Oil Spill relief efforts, brought to you by CFL Surfrider and UCF ATO Fraternity.

WHEN: 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 28th, 2010

WHERE: Memory Mall on the University of Central Florida main campus, right in front of the arena. North Gemini Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32816

Join us for “UCF Gives to the Gulf” this Saturday, August 28th. The ATO Fraternity and CFL Surfrider are holding a fesitval and concert, with 100% of the proceeds going to relief efforts for the Deep Water Horizon oil spill.

There will be live entertainment, as well as food and refreshments provided by local businesses and student organizations. The overall goal is to raise money and show that we can all make a difference during this time of crisis.

Want a booth or looking to volunteer? Please contact Bill at centralflorida@surfrider.org for details.

More details at: www.ucfgivesforthegulf.org

August 15, 2010

Jack Johson Village Green

Central Florida Surfrider Foundation will have a table at this years
Jack Johnson Village Green
Tuesday August 24th, 2010
at the Amway Arena in Orlando

August 15, 2010

Barefoot Wine Beach Restoration Project

Join Cocoa Beach Chapter of Surfrider Saturday August 21st, 9a at the Lori Wilson Park for a beach clean up and restoration. Then, Barefoot Wine tasting at Rum Runners after from 12p-2p

August 15, 2010

FL State Conference

Title: FL State Conference
Location: Cocoa Beach Hilton
Description: All FL Chapter Exec Committees and members are invited and encouraged to attend.
Start Date: 2010-08-14
Start Time: 9a
End Date: 2010-08-15
End Time: 1p

June 1, 2010 | 3 Comments

OIL Spill Response


Offshore Drilling is Not The Answer: Restore the Moratorium

The tragic and devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a stark reminder that offshore oil drilling is not the answer.

Central Florida will join hands with Cocoa Beach for the National
“Hands Across the Sand”
Saturday June 26th, 11a-12:30p
Lori Wilson Park- Cocoa Beach, FL

Surfrider Foundation members will meet at beaches, all across FL and join hands to bring awareness to our stance against offshore oil drilling. Everyone is invited to join Surfrider Foundation members at several locations in Florida.

The Central Florida Chapter of Surfrider will officially be meeting at Lori Wilson Park (North Lot) at 11am to give plenty of time for everyone to show up, while we do a beach clean up. At 11:45 we will “Join Hands” and show our strength in unity. This will give time for photo’s, videos, etc. so we can get good coverage to hit the larger market via news sources. We are asking participants to wear something black (oil).
Also, keep in mind that parking may be an issue, so
*carpool when possible and arrive early*.
You may even want to arrive early enough to join a group of members for some surfing before the event.

Surfrider Foundation needs your help with this important event.
The Florida Chapters of Surfrider Foundation along with the Sierra Club will meet again at beaches throughout the State and join hands to bring awareness to the offshore oil drilling issue.

There will also be events in the First Coast area (Jax Beach, St.Augustine), Flagler pier, Volusia, Indian River, West Palm, all the way down to Miami, as well as those feeling the brunt of the oil slick disaster, the Suncoast (Tampa/St.Pete) and Pensacola Chapters.

The Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank has spilled millions of gallons of oil into the ecologically rich waters in the Gulf of Mexico and continues to gush 210,000 gallons of oil into the sea every day. The spill remains unabated and now has the potential to become one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. The unfolding catastrophe clearly illustrates that offshore drilling is not safe and new technology is not fool proof.

We are reminded why the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara and the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill led to state and federal moratoriums on offshore oil drilling. The tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico makes it clear that it is time once again time to restore those moratoriums.

Link to more information:


If you want to volunteer to work on the gulf coast go to:


May 31, 2010

Central Florida Surfrider Event!

Come out and celebrate International Surfing Day 2010 on Saturday, June 19th!

It’s Surfing Magazine’s sixth annual tribute to the sport that’s become near-and-dear to our lives. Sponsored by our friends at Travel County, the Surfrider Chapter of Central Florida will be out at Dinky Dock Park in Winter Park hosting our second annual Paddle Board Clinic & Lakeside Beach Clean Up from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be instructors and boards on hand for those eager to learn, and pizza along with refreshments will be provided by Mellow Mushroom and Vitamin Water. We’ll also be holding raffles and giveaways to help raise money for our chapter!

With the recent BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it is more important than ever to remember how fragile our oceans, beaches and marshes are. Surfrider of Central Florida has worked for years with sister chapters, state and national government and other environmental organizations to help pass legislation and protect Florida’s eco-system, so that generations beyond our own can enjoy all the beauty nature provides.

Bring your family, friends and lucky pair of baggies out to our 2nd Annual Paddle Board Clinic and Lakeside Beach Clean Up, and help spread our mission at The Surfrider Foundation!

For more information on the event, how else you can help or to become a member, feel free to email us at CentralFlorida@Surfrider.org.

April 5, 2010


Welcome to the Central Florida Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.

Hands across the Sand

Hands across the Sand

2010 Boards & Waves Expo

The East Coast’s ONLY “Consumer Expo for Surfers”

When: April 17 & 18, 2010

Where: Cocoa Expo Sports Center–I-95 & 520, Cocoa, FL


Phone: 949-466-4110

Member–Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce and CVB

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