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
July 15, 2011

Beach Clean-Up Saturday July 16th, 6pm -Ed Walline Park!

Hey Folks! Be sure to join Surfrider this Saturday evening 6pm at Ed Walline Park as we do a quick Beach Clean-Up with Barefoot Wine!

For years, Barefoot has been promoting clean-ups around the U.S. After our difficult year, they want to show some love to the Gulf Coast!

Barefoot will also be rewarding anyone who pitches in with a celebration at Hurricane Oyster Bar in Grayton Beach, 7:30 -9 pm.

We are sure to have a good time. There will be T-shirts and other swag, and did we mention complimentary Barefoot Wine? (21 and up, of course!)


July 12, 2011

Paddle for Clean Water Fundraiser for the Chapter

Margo is on another of her crazy paddle events. She has done from Miami to Maine and the entire Gulf Coast.  This one is much shorter than the others – just 2 days.  She’s attempting to paddle the length of the NJ coast – 127 miles, straight on through – as fundraiser event for Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP) and Surfrider Foundation Emerald Coast Chapter.

To raise funds, she has a tab on her website to “Sponsor a Mile” by donating to either cause.  www.Miami2Maine.com.   She will also be raffling off the Stand-Up Paddle Board which she is using (donated by Starboard SUP) on September 10th at the Surfrider Foundation/Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project in Brigantine.  (She’ll provide more details on that once the raffle tickets are  printed, etc.)

As she paddles through the night – and even more so tomorrow as she continues on chugging. She left Cape May at 8:30 Monday am and will be paddling past Long Beach Island (on the bay side) overnight, and hoping to hit Sandy Hook by tomorrow afternoon (or evening).

You can track Margo here:


July 10, 2011

July Chapter Mtg., Tarmat Search, Beach Clean-Up!…

Our July Chapter meeting will be postponed. We usually meet on the 2nd Tues of the month, however, this Tues we will be offshore scuba diving to collect samples of submerged tartmats! It will be an all day affair. We’ll update on this new research soon. We do also have a beach clean-up scheduled for this Sat- July 16th, 6pm -Ed Walline Park. More details soon!

July 7, 2011

July 16 Barefoot Wine Beach Clean Up & Celebration

The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, now in its fifth year, helps keep beaches, rivers, parks and lakes across America “barefoot friendly.”  In 2011, Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, along with community volunteers, are embarking on a tour of 20 cleanups nationwide, stopping in Santa Rosa Beach.

July 16th, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Ed Walline Park
4447 W. County Hwy 30-A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32469
look for the Surfrider tent!

Volunteers are also invited to attend a celebrationfeaturing surf-inspired fare. Tickets for the celebration will be distributed at the cleanup.

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hurricane Oyster Bar
37 Logan Lane
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459