Emerald Coast Chapter

We are the beach people. The surfers, paddle boarders, kayakers, fishermen, swimmers, beach runners, and walkers. We are activists who want to protect the ocean environment, and our access to it! The ocean and beaches are our playground! More Details
January 27, 2011

Join Surfrider in Pensacola for -Gallery Nights!

We are all set for the Gallery Nights event.   Friday, January 28th in the vestibule of Distinctive Kitchens, 29 South Palafox Place, Pensacola. Come meet other Surfrider members in Pensacola and enjoy the festivities this Friday!
January 25, 2011

Photos from Navarre Cam

Pensacola Chapter member submitted these. There is a concern over the reddish area in the nearshore area.

If you see issues like this at your beach please submit them to edavanzo@surfrider.org with date, time, and location.

January 25, 2011

Underwater Tar Mats Off Escambia County (TV video report)

http://www.weartv.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wear_vid_13259.shtml
“Submerged oil has been confirmed in two areas off Escambia County…behind Eden Condominums on Perdido Key, and off Barrancas Beach inside Pensacola Pass. Those underwater tar mats are continuing to produce large tar balls and patties on the beaches nearby.”

January 21, 2011

Recent Photos from Santa Rosa Beach

January 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

Photos from Yesterday’s Testing in Walton County

January 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

December 16th Results Received

12-16-10 water testing  along the Emerald Coast:Panama City, Blue Mountain, Miramar, Okaloosa Pier:

The dispersant testing results for 12-16  have come back Non-detect.  PAH samples are still in process.

We would like to know who else is seeing visual signs of oil.   We know that tarballs continue to wash up in Florida, Alabama and Louisiana.  Any loose product?  Any sheens following storms??? Please send your photos and comments to edavanzo@surfrider.org and/or post a comment on this blog.

In addition we are pleased to announce that O’Neill has donated $11,000 to continue testing in 2011… a very cool contribution from a company that keeps us warm!  Thank you!

January 10, 2011

Monthly Chapter Meeting Tuesday Jan 11 6pm

Join us for our monthly meeting Tuesday at 6pm in the South Walton Library conference room.