International Surfing Day falls upon June 20 every year…we hope you’ll come celebrate with us this year, on the 22nd!
Please join Surfrider Foundation Maine Chapter as we celebrate ISD with Blackpoint Surfshop & the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Scarborough!
WHERE: Blackpoint Surfshop, 134 Black Point Road, Scarborough.
WHEN: ISD is an annual holiday on June 20. Our celebration will be in honor of ISD on Saturday, June 22, from 12-5PM.
WHAT: Live reggae music by RED LION from 3-5, food provided by Bucks Naked BBQ, drinks, and an EPIC raffle all to benefit the Surfrider Foundation Maine Chapter and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
MORE ABOUT ISD: June 20 marks ISD every year. Not sure what it’s all about…? Here’s a brief history:
In 1778 British sea captain James Cook sailed to Hawaii. The first European to make contact with Hawaiians, Cook was intrigued by the culture and marveled at the native’s ability to ride the crashing waves that broke just offshore:
“I could not help concluding this man had the most supreme pleasure while he was driven so fast and so smoothly by the sea.”
Today that same fascination with riding waves continues to enthrall millions around the globe. The sport of surfing has taken up roots in virtually every country that touches an ocean – and even a few that don’t! Surfing figures prominently on the cultural landscape as well, often popping up in ads and movies.
This is why International Surfing Day was founded; so that surfers and surf enthusiasts from all over the globe have an opportunity to come together in celebration of the great sport of surfing.
Now in its ninth year, ISD has grown to over 200 separate events in over 30 different countries. From paddle-outs to beach cleanups, surf movie nights to mangrove restorations, surfers across the world will be coming together on June 20th 2013 to both celebrate the sport of surfing, and to give something back to the oceans, waves and beaches that give us all so much.
So wherever you are on this big blue ball, we invite you to join us on June 20th as we celebrate International Surfing Day…and join the Maine Chapter on June 22 for this awesome event.
More info on ISD here:http://isd.surfrider.org.
Our friends over at Lila East End Yoga are celebrating their 3rd anniversary on June 22, too! They have a special day planned & will be donating a % of proceeds to our Chapter!
Details from Lila East End Yoga: Join us on June 22nd for two team taught classes by Lila teachers AND our first evening Community Potluck followed by an inspiring surf movie titled Shelter. We would love for you all to be there to share your practice, food, conversation, and be inspired by the imagery, music, and theme of a beautiful movie.
THE DAY’S EVENTS
8-9:30am & 10-11am team classes lead Lila teachers.
As a way to give back to the beautiful coastline that inspires us all, a percentage of the proceeds from the class will go to the local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Unrestricted support to the Surfrider Foundation gets us all one step closer to Healthy Coasts and supports efforts to:• Preserve Beach Access• Prevent Beach Loss• Protect Special Places• Eliminate Ocean Water Pollution. mainesurfrider.org or Facebook.com/
6pm – Community Potluck Dinner at the studio: 251 Congress Street,Portland, Maine
7pm – movie showing… Glass Love by Andrew Kidman. Watch movie trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/
REGIONAL OCEAN PLANNING IS HAPPENING IN NEW ENGLAND!
DO YOU CARE ABOUT THE OCEAN? How should New England ocean waters be used, better understood and more effectively managed in the future? That’s the question the Northeast Regional Ocean Planning Body is grappling with… and they seek YOUR input. PLEASE REVIEW THESE DRAFT GOALS & FILL OUT THIS ONLINE FORM TO VOICE-IN ON THE RPB!
What is the RPB, anyway…? The Regional Planning Body is comprised of federal, state and tribal leaders who are working together to implement the National Ocean Policy. The New England RPB’s work is just getting underway and they are seeking input on a draft of their planning goals and actions. YOUR input is being sought on or before June 28, 2013! Additional information for these meetings (specific venues, agenda, etc.) is available here: http://goo.gl/m2OmH.
Thanks for considering taking part in this important ocean planning process!
Our monthly Chapter meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month, from 7-8:30PM, at varying locations. Please come check us out and learn how YOU can get involved in protecting the ocean, waves & beaches! Email for more info & directions: firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you!
Please participate in helping to Sponsor a Special Surfer Autism Surf Session!
Maureen Dow, our local connection to the Autism/Asperger community, Nanci Boutet, owner of Aquaholics Surf Shop AND, most of all, the HUNDREDS of volunteers, sponsor these sessions. They are nearing the 1,000 volunteer mark and can always use more help!
Special Surfer Night is a program that happens every 3rd Tuesday of June, July and August where kids with special needs are taken out surfing. There are kids on the Autism Spectrum, kids and young adults with Down’s syndrome, a young man with Dubowitz syndrome, you name it. Anyone who feels like the program is a good fit is welcome. More info here, from the event sponsors. Surfrider Maine members are encouraged to contact Special Surfer Night to offer to volunteer or sponsor some kids!
Stay tuned for information on our July beach cleanup!
The 2013 Chapter elections were held at Maine Surfers Union, a new surf shop in downtown Portland, located at 36 Market Street. Thanks to all who came out & welcome to the 2013 leadership! Incumbent Volunteer Coordinator, Ines Rogachevsky, was re-elected, and the Interim Chair who
has been manning the ship for a couple months, Jeff Davis, was officially locked into the position of Chair. Longtime, awesome volunteer, Melinda Irving, stepped into the role of Secretary with unanimous support. Ian Johnson is the new Treasurer & Yona Belfort was elected Vice Chair. Thanks again for the support & leadership of past Executive Committee members, who helped shape & drive the Chapter! Thanks also to the great work of 2013 Elections Committee Chair, John Manly, for his energy on this electoral process. Find out how to contact any of the Chapter’s leadership by visiting our Contact Us page. Thanks again!
In celebration of World Oceans Day, we joined forces with Garbage to Garden & Scratch Bakery to help keep our beach and ocean clean, at Willard Beach, in South Portland. See more photos from the event here!
Learn more about World Oceans Day here: W.O.D.
Thanks for your support at our table during the Fourth Annual Old Port Festival in Portland, Sunday June 9! The event was a big success and we appreciate all the help, love & support!
THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR 2013′s EARTH DAY EVENTS!
This year, we partnered with Take Action Portland, to cleanup our public East End Beach area in Portland.
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2013
WHERE: East End Beach, Portland
DETAILS: Our group met on the beach at 10am and cleaned the beach and surrounding areas. We were reminded of the real threats marine debris pose to our environment and how each of us can help mitigate this pollution in our ocean by reducing our own intake of single-use plastics. Remember to bring a reusable shopping bag with you when you go for groceries or take-out! Thanks to all who came out to our beach cleanup this year.
Big THANKS to Bayside Bowl for hosting a fundraiser night for our Chapter this Earth Day, and to all who came to surf the bowling lanes & help out.
WHEN: Monday, April 22, 2013, from 4PM until close.
WHERE: Bayside Bowl, 59 Alder Street, Portland.
Bayside Bowl generously donated 5% of the revenue for the whole day to Surfrider Maine.
Many thanks also for the live music by local singer songwriter, Caroline Cotter. What a treat!
For additional 2013 events…
Please join the Surfrider Foundation Maine Chapter on Facebook to keep up-to-date with our events: Facebook.
We look forward to seeing you! Questions…? Email us!
Long Sands Beach Earth Day Clean Up
Join York High School’s Environmental Team, Liquid Dreams Surf Shop and Surfrider Maine to clean up Long Sands Beach in York.
Date: Sunday, April 22nd – Earth Day
Time: 10 A.M. to 12 noon
Where: Meet on the beach in front of Liquid Dreams Surf Shop, (171 Long Beach Ave., York ME) Look for tents and banners!
We will provide all cleaning materials!
Parking is FREE because the meters will not be up. There are spots all along the beach but depending on the weather, they may be limited in the vicinity we will be located. Carpool if you can!!
We’ll have baked goods for you! – please bring your own drinking vessel!!
Please invite others. Hope to see you there!!!
East End Beach & Eastern Prom Trail Clean Up…
Date: Saturday, March 31st
Time: 10 A.M. – 12 Noon
Come join Surfrider Maine and help to clean up East End Beach and Eastern Prom Trail.
Treats provided by Tony’s Donuts!!
Photographs will be taken by Katie Strait Photography to be incorporated into a multimedia production for our plastics campaign and to be displayed at the Big Easy for the First Friday Art Walk in June!!
Please invite others. Hope to see you there!!!
Tuesday, March 27th
Check out the documentary website here.
Monday January 23rd
4 P.M. to Close
59 Alder Street
5% of the revenue for the whole day will be donated to Surfrider Maine. So please come on down and bowl a frame, grab a snack or have a drink. Hope to see you there!!
5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. Andi Fawcett with Doubting Gravity
7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Andi Fawcett
Katie Strait Photography – Photo w/Frame
Nomads – Gift Card
Scratch – Gift Card
Whole Foods - Gift Card
Spa at Inn by the Sea – Gift Card
Reiki Session with Melinda – three 2-hour sessions
Tracie O’Keefe Massage Therapy
Moose County Music & Surf
**More Items to Come