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
September 24, 2008

Waterman’s Gathering

This Friday night, September 26th, 2008 at 6:30, the second of our Fall Season “Waterman Gatherings.” We’ll be meeting at the Gulf Place Artist Colony, right across the street from Ed Walline Park on 30-A

Bring your own guitar to pick a couple of songs for us. Or, if you have any surfing home video, bring a DVD to show off on the big screen. This is a family friendly event so choose your material accordingly and we’ll all have a great time.

We’ll have a showing of the YOLO stand-up paddle board race series slideshow, some video from Hurricane Ike, and pictures from recent swells…followed by a “bona-fide” surf movie!

The Artists Bar will be open for business if you would like beer or wine and there are several restaurants on the property for pizza, sandwiches or fancy food.

September 23, 2008

Water testing

Hey, so we are in the water testing business. With all the Stand up boards operating on the dune lakes, and most especially with the number of women involved, it becomes prudent to test the lakes for Fecal Coliform. We started with western and eastern lakes. Both lakes were absent of fecal coliform. Water tests will be listed under that heading on the right side of the page.

September 20, 2008

Dune lake tests

We started today! We tested water from western lake and eastern lake. The samples will take 48 hours to reveal results, and they will be posted here!
This is to get started. We intend to test more lakes, BUT only ones where the public has access!

August 30, 2008

Dune Lake Water Quality Testing.

We will shortly begin testing the water of the Dune lakes that people use. If you want to volunteer, we could use water sample collection people, and perhaps a chance to learn how to test samples. This is new. The protocol, has not been established yet, but we will be doing it soon.

August 30, 2008

YOLO race 5

The last race of this YOLO race series will be on Sept. 18 at Bud n Alley’s, Seaside , FL. This has been a great opportunity for watermen and waterwomen to get together and meet one another. Everybody got to meet new and interesting people.
The 4th race in Destin was a postcard event. Pictured here the outgoing leg of the race. Awesome; You know, You Only do Live Once!

August 21, 2008 | 1 Comment

YOLO race 4

Race 3 at western lake was a blast.
Race 4 Slated for Thursday, August 28th on Destin Harbor at HarborWalk Village.

August 12, 2008

This week.

Thursday at 6PM, the third YOLO Stand up paddle board race takes place at Western lake from the watercolor boat house.
Saturday at 7PM, Surf movie night at spinnakers. Hey PCB , come on out. I should have the t shirts by then.

August 12, 2008


Here is the new T shirt design. Surfrider logo on front. Clean water on the back. Background is the shirt color. Available in large and extra large at $15. each. I should have them by the YOLO SUP race on Thursday, but definitely for movie night at Spinnakers.

August 3, 2008

SUP Race series, 2nd race

Second race a fun event! Team YOLO men finished first among 8 teams. Team YOLO women finished first among 6 teams. The next race will be on western lake on 14 august.

July 30, 2008

Stand up Paddle Race MOVED

This Just in from YOLO;
Due to the increasing surf conditions, we are moving this Thursday’s Race to the site of our first race–Oyster Lake in Santa Rosa Beach. Please inform all of your team members, and anyone else that might be coming! If you need more info, just call us!

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