Please join our Chapter for the 19th. annual surf camp for the Disabled
Dates & Times: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 3-5 pm & Monday, June 25, 6-8 pm
Location: Avenue G ( where it meets the beach) Port Aransas, TX.
No surfing experience needed. All surfing equipment supplied by TEXAS SURF CAMPS.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, COME FEEL THE STOKE!
Surfrider Making Waves on South Texas Beaches
Mar 30, 2018 05:00AM
By: Julieta Hernandez Photos by: Rachel Benavides
Don’t mess with Texas beaches, is the mantra of the Surfrider Foundation, a movement where local surfer activists are able to find their voices. After witnessing the mass plastic pollution plaguing the ocean’s ecosystem, the grassroots organization started bringing attention to the cause through perseverance and direct action.
“(As surfers) we’ve seen a lot of things. We’re actually, literally immersed in the environment,” McQueen says.“That fires us up to want to make change and to change the environment.” The foundation focuses on multiple programs to encourage efforts for a cleaner coast, including its yearly Leo Garza Surf Camp for the Disabled, storm drain cleanups, and beach cleanup programs. The introduction of the Ocean Friendly Restaurant program is one of the newer building blocks the Surfrider Foundation has laid since the inception
“If you’re using less waste when eating, you’ll have less waste on the beaches,” explains Holly Thomas, Outreach Coordinator of the local Surfrider team. This is how the foundation introduces the Ocean Friendly Restaurant program, which aims to “focus on one restaurant, one customer at a time.” This plan calls attention to how restaurant products, such as Styrofoam cups and plastic straws, have begun drastically affecting marine stability.
NEXT MEETING: MONDAY, JUNE 25th, 2018 FROM 6-8 PM
LOCATION: ON THE BEACH OFF AVE. G IN PORT ARANSAS, TX
MAKE PROMISES HAPPEN, SURF CAMP FOR THE DISABLED
HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND!!!
* June 24th and June 25th monthly meeting and “Make Promises Happen” Surf Camp for the Disabled in Port A on the beach at Avenue G
*June 24th @ 3:00 PM
*June 25th @ 6:00 PM
The Texas Coastal Bend Surfrider Foundation would like to thank all of our supporters for their generous donations to our annual TXCBC Christmas party/fundraiser held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. All funds raised go toward supporting our Chapter’s current programs.
Donors listed in alphabetical order:
American Wine Connections
Benjamin’s Surf & Skate
Black Dog Sweets
Gill Landscape Nursery
Harte Research Institute
Island Day Spa
Island Time Sushi
Lorelei Brewing Co.
Pat & George Gardiner
Shelia Rogers Fine Art
Texas State Aquarium
Texas Surf Camps
The Nuss Family
Tropical Fish Haven
Wind & Wave Water Sports