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
March 22, 2013

World Water Day Special Membership Offer

Today marks World Water Day. The Surfrider Foundation will be offering a special World Water Day membership package.

Supporters who join or renew their membership to the Surfrider Foundation, or make a donation of $50 will receive a limited edition World Water Day long-sleeve, organic cotton T-shirt and sticker pack. The Surfrider Foundation will also offer a limited number of “premium” World Water Day packages. The first 100 supporters to join, renew or make a donation of $80 will receive the long-sleeve shirt, sticker pack, and a voucher for a pair of Teva sandals (you can choose from eight styles!).

Follow the link to sign up!  www.surfrider.org/membership?source=CH7

March 13, 2013

World Water Day 3/22/13 – Here are some helpful tips.

Here are 15 easy, low or no-cost things you can do to reduce your water waste in and around your home:

Check faucets and pipes for leaks – A small drip from a worn faucet washer can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day. Larger leaks can waste hundreds of gallons per day.

Use a broom to sweep your driveway and sidewalks – Hosing down your driveway and sidewalks is wasteful and can contribute to declines in downstream water quality. Use a broom and dustpan instead.

Take shorter showers – One way to cut down on water use is to turn off the shower after soaping up, then turn it back on to rinse. A four-minute shower uses approximately 20 to 40 gallons of water.

Check your toilets for leaks – Put a little food coloring in your toilet tank. If, without flushing, the color begins to appear in the bowl within 30 minutes, you have a leak that should be repaired immediately. Most replacement parts are inexpensive and easy to install.

Use your water meter to check for hidden water leaks – Read the house water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is a leak.

Put a brick in your tank – If you are still using a traditional non-low flow toilet, you can put one or two bricks in your tank. This will help displace some of the volume and reduce the amount of water used during each flush.

Turn off the tap while you’re brushing your teeth – Turning off the water while you brush your teeth helps to save over 150 gallons of water a month.

Rinse your razor in the sink – Fill the sink with a few inches of warm water. This will rinse your razor just as well as running water, with far less waste.

Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full loads – Automatic dishwashers and clothes washers should be fully loaded for optimum water conservation.

Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the fridge – Running tap water to cool it off for drinking water is wasteful. Instead keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator.

Water plants and landscaping in the morning or evening – Watering in the morning or evening reduces loss to evaporation.

Utilize climate adapted plants in your yard and landscaping – Climate adapted plants require less water. Find out how to plant your own “Ocean Friendly Garden” here.

Avoid using the Permanent Press cycle on your washer – With clothes washers, avoid the permanent press cycle, which uses an added 5 gallons for the extra rinse.

Find a car wash! – Using a commercial car wash that recycles their water will save over 150 gallons each time you wash your vehicle and help reduce runoff.

Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily – Dispose of tissues, insects and other such waste in the trash rather than the toilet



February 26, 2013

March General Meeting

March Meeting

Central Florida Surfrider Foundation

Friday, March 1st @ 7:30pm

Space Bar
2428 East Robinson St
Orlando, Fl 32803

All ages welcome!

Surfrider Foundation – Central Florida Chapter will be holding the March meeting this Friday. The meeting is open to all members and anyone interested in learning more.

We have a few very important items to discuss and begin working on this Friday.

1. We are going to elect new board members, if you are interested in any of the positions (Chairman, vice-chair, treasurer, secretary) come out and let us know. If you are not interested in a position, come out and vote!

2. Playalinda beach cleanup on April 19th. We need to hash out the details and have a firm plan in place.

3. Hands Across the Sand(HAS)!! We will be discussing the location and all aspects of the event. There will be a lot to do with this event so we need everyone onboard. HAS will be May 18th with a tentative location of Lake Ivanhoe.

See you on Friday!

All ages welcome and everyone over 21 is welcome to hang out after the meeting on Friday when the bar will open.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

August 20, 2012



My name is Tim Orrange and I am honored to announce that I am the next Chairman of the Central Florida Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. I was previously vice-chair of the Miami Chapter and look forward to bringing my knowledge and learning to Central Florida and building on all the chapter and all our past leaders have accomplished.

The Surfrider Foundation works hard to protect our oceans, beaches and waterways through Conservation, Activism, Research, and Education. Please come out to our next genal member meeting Friday September 14th, 7:30pm at Spacebar to learn what we have done in the past year and what is planned for the remainder of 2012 and 2013. With your help and support, we can grow this chapter and make a difference when it comes to our ultimate playground – mother ocean.

Look for emails with more specifics on upcoming events and meetings.

Remember that, although we live inland, all our decisions impact the ocean.

I look forward to meeting you all personally.

Tim Orrange


Central Florida Surfrider

August 1, 2012

Join Us for Hands Across the Land!

July 23, 2012

‘Hands Across the Sand/Land’ at Lake Eola Park!

When: August 4 , 2012
Where: Lake Eola Park,‎ 101 North Rosalind Ave., Orlando, Fl 32801
Time: Set up at 11am – Event at noon
When: August 4

Additional Information:

Hands Across the Sand/Land is a movement made of people of all walks of life and crosses political affiliations and the borders of the world. This is movement is not about politics – it is about the protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife and fisheries. The accidents that continue to happen in offshore oil drilling are a threat to all of the above. Expanding offshore oil drilling is not the answer, embracing Clean Energy is.

For more information, click here for the Hands Across the Sand website.

June 15, 2012

Celebrate International Surfing Day with Us!

June 6, 2012

Surfrider Central Florida General Meeting – June

The general meeting will be Friday, June 8 at 7:30pm

Space Bar or The Surfbar
2428 East Robinson St
Orlando, Fl 32803

May 31, 2012

International Surfing Day 2012 with Central Florida Surfrider & Friends

While International Surfing Day may be June 20th, we are celebrating it early this year! Join us at Dinky Dock from 10am-2pm on Sunday June 17th for free SUP demos (from Rogue Stand Up Paddleboards and Maui B’s Stand Up Paddleboarding) and more!!! Stayed tuned for more details to come. Hope to see y’all there!

May 9, 2012

Surfrider Central Florida May general meeting

The general meeting will be Friday, May 11 at 7:30pm

Space Bar or The Surfbar
2428 East Robinson St
Orlando, Fl 32803

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