March 18-19, 2017: RINCON INVITATIONAL
When & Where: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Rincon Point Rd, Carpinteria, 93013
The Rincon Invitational aka “Sharing the Stoke Invitational” was organized by the Groundswell Society to bring together hundreds of participants as part of the efforts to promote a friendly and welcoming atmosphere throughout the surfing community. The 2-day event is in its tenth year running.
This year the event will celebrate and honor the life of Sophia Bartlow, U.S. Women’s Surfing and SUP Champion. All net proceeds will go to the Sophia Bartlow Scholarship. The Surfrider Foundation Advisory Board will organize a Memorial Vigil at Rincon, 3:00 pm, Sunday, March 19.
March 22, 2017: WORLD WATER DAY
When & Where: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am, The Bungalow Santa Monica, 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 90401
Last year, alongside the Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing and the Coastal Protection Network, the Surfrider Foundation lobbied the California Coastal Commission to require organizers of the Titans of Mavericks Surf Contest to include women in the competition. The exclusion of female athletes in years past represented a shady violation of the Coastal Act which enshrines public access for all Californians, from the Smith River to the Tijuana Sloughs. In November of 2016, the Coastal Commission granted the contest organizers the required permits under the condition that female athletes would be welcome to participate. This year will mark the first year that Titans of Mavericks will host a Women’s heat.
Join the Surfrider Foundation and co-host Keala Kennelly at the Bungalow Santa Monica for a benefit screening of IT AIN’T PRETTY, a new documentary that celebrates female surfers on a mission to break the big wave ceiling, followed by a Q&A panel with local female big wave chargers! Yeoww! Event is free and a portion of all food and drink proceeds will go to the Surfrider Foundation West LA / Malibu .
March 23, 2017: VOICES 4 OCEANS
When & Where: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, 90404
Our friends at 5 Gyres have been fighting plastic ocean pollution since 2009, that began a series of scientific firsts by researching plastic in all five subtropical gyres, as well as the Great Lakes and Antarctica.
Join forces with Surfrider ambassador Eric Balfour, Graham Hamilton and other notable actors and activists on March 23rd to support The 5 Gyres Institute storytelling event, “Tall Tales & Silver Linings.” Including an open bar reception, light appetizers and a silent auction with all proceeds supporting the 5 Gyres’ mission to end the global health crisis of plastic pollution.
March 25, 2017: VOLUNTEER CORE TRAINING
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March 28, 2017: HEARING TESTIMONIAL TRAINING
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