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 13, 2014

Volunteer Spotlight!

Our very own Vice Chair, Susan Forsyth, was featured as the Surfrider Foundation Florida Chapter Network Volunteer of the Month!

Every Surfrider chapter has a core of volunteers who, when asked, will step up and get things done. If a chapter is fortunate, like the Emerald Coast Chapter, they may also have a leader who understands what needs to happen and makes it so, long before most folks would even notice the opportunity. In the Emerald Coast Chapter, this person is Susan Forsyth.

SusanFSusan first joined our chapter at the very onset of the BP oil disaster. She found our chapter in a state of emergency, desperately attempting to learn about the disaster and hopeful that we could protect our friends, families and beaches. Like many, she was dismayed at the shortcomings of local, State, and Federal disaster response. Rather than simply worry, complain, or try to ignore the impending crisis, Susan immediately embraced the opportunity to engage.

Click here to read about her many accomplishments!

Kid's Surf Classic
July 5, 2014

Kid’s Surf Classic 2014

UPDATED: July 29 – 10:36pm

In the event that we don’t have a ridable wave, you will still want to come out for a morning of fun in the sun. Pack your cooler, bring some shade and don’t forget the sunscreen. Activities start at 8am and go until 11am. Beach games, music and more will be theme of the day.  Those that register will still receive their Kid’s Surf Classic t-shirts. Extra shirts are available while supplies last. Only 60 have been ordered.

Kid's Surf Classic

Get Ready for the 3nd Annual Kid’s Surf Classic

When: August 2, 2014 (rain date is August 3, Sunday)

Time: 8am until champions are crowned

Location: June White Decker Park (near Back Porch restaurant) (Map)

Age Divisions: Super Grom (8 and under), Grom (9 to 13), Exceptional Surfers (Autism Surfs)

Cost: $25 – includes event t-shirt.


You can also support the Emerald Coast Chapter with a donation.


About The Event

The Emerald Coast Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, is stoked to announce the 2nd annual Kid’s Surf Classic. It’s a surfing contest just for kids! For many it will be a first time surfing experience and for some, a chance to show off their skills. For all involved, parents and children alike, it will surely be a great time on the beach. Need a surfboard? We will have a variety of longboards, shortboards, and fishes available for use. Need help catching waves? Have a parent assist you in the line-up, or we’ll provide a surfing expert to help get you into some waves.
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