International Surfing Day Instagram Contest “My Special Place”

Surfrider invites people everywhere to take a photo of their special place, whether that’s their local lake, river, ocean or other body of water or beach, and post it to their Instagram account for a chance to win a prize pack that includes a Surfrider Foundation membership, Firewire surfboard, Billabong wetsuit, Spy sunglasses, Volkswagen and gear, and more!


We’re encouraging participants to take pictures of their special place(s) and enter our contest by posting their pictures to their Instagram profile Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22. To be considered, participants must tag @Surfrider and include the hashtags #ISD14 and #MySpecialPlace.10484041_10152294381478305_6678456596592970122_n

Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project


The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, now in its eighth year, helps keep beaches, rivers, parks and lakes across America “barefoot friendly.”  In 2014, Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, along with community volunteers, are embarking on a tour of 15 cleanups nationwide, stopping in Myrtle Beach, SC.


11 AM – 1:00 PM
Withers Swash Park
Off 3rd Ave. South
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Look for the Surfrider tent! 

Volunteers are also invited to attend a celebration, organized by the Surfrider Foundation, featuring surf-inspired fare. The celebration for this event is a luau held at the Hot Fish Club at 6PM. Tickets will be distributed at the cleanup.


6 PM – 10 PM
Hot Fish Club
4911 U.S. 17 Business
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Hosted by the Surfrider Foundation  

Please note that all events are limited to those 21 years of age or older.

Annual Makai Luau

10177523_638827196202444_8440513032695472188_nJoin Surfrider for an evening of great music, food, and fun celebrating the beginning of summer and our chapter activities! Food by Jimmyz Original Hibachi, beer from New South Brewing Co., wine from Barefoot Wines, and music by Drew Jacobs and the Sauce! This year we will have a limbo contest, best lei contest, and of course the ugliest Hawaiian shirt contest. One lucky winner will walk away with a longboard surfboard as well! Proceeds to benefit Surfrider Grand Strand projects throughout the year! Come out for a night of fun!

Event info:

Hot Fish Club Gazebo

4911 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576

Saturday, May 10 at 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Tickets are $30 per person or $55 per couple and will be for sale at the Hot Fish Club, Village Surf Shoppe, or by contacting Surfrider.

Urgent!! Please sign this petition against seismic testing by 4/15!!

Urgent!! Please sign this petition by 4/15!!

The Obama Administration is currently considering a proposal to allow seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean, in an area twice the size of California—from Delaware to Florida. After delaying the environmental review process three times, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management finally released their final version of the proposal. Now we have until the first week of May to gather public input.

Not only is seismic testing the first step toward East Coast drilling, and the inevitable oil spills that will follow, but seismic airguns are incredibly disruptive to marine wildlife and fish. The Department of Interior estimates that more than 138,000 whales and dolphins could be injured or killed by seismic blasting in the proposed area.

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We’ll be circulating the letter until April 15, and delivering it to President Obama, Interior Secretary Jewell, and BOEM, and we’d love for your organization to sign on.

Seismic Airgun Testing

Spring Beach Cleaning – Sunday 4/6/14


It’s spring and you know what that means? Time to clean! Sunday, April 6 2014
9:45 am – 3:00 pm
23rd Annual Spring Tide
A Day for the Inlet
Twenty-three years and going strong, Spring Tide is South Carolina’s biggest and longest-running one-day community clean-up. Join in to clean up the creek and streets of Murrells Inlet. The day begins with an invocation at 9:45 am at Morse Park Landing (next to the Hot Fish Club) in Murrells Inlet. Volunteers can check in at the Hot Fish Club to receive street assignments for clean-up. Workers head out at 10:00 am to start picking up the trash. Everyone is invited back to the Hot Fish Club at 1:00 pm for the “Best Damn Chowder Cook-off” and light-hearted festivities and live music to celebrate our hard work. Over fifteen restaurant chowders will be available and the chowder is free to all our workers. Bring your boats, boots, bug spray, glove and your love of the Inlet. It’s a go — Rain or Shine. Dress appropriately. Call 843-357-2007 for more information.

Nor-Easter Storm Clean-Up On Sunday 3/16/14

Nor-Easter Storm Clean-Up this Sunday 3/16/14
We are having all volunteers meet at the guard gate at the Point in Garden City Beach at 9 a.m. Please bring heavy duty gloves and appropriate clothing for the clean up. Surfrider will provide beverages and food for all the volunteers.
Please let us know if you have any questions and feel free to pass on the word!