On Thursday, June 20th, International Surfing Day will return to coastlines around the world to celebrate the incredible ocean. Shortboarders, longboarders and all beachgoers will join together to raise awareness and express their appreciation for the coast.
“Part of the beauty of International Surfing Day is that people everywhere can celebrate and give back,” said Surfrider Foundation Director of Marketing & Communications, Laura Lee. “Whether that’s paddling out for the very first time, sneaking in a quick session with friends, or picking up trash at your local beach, ISD is as big as you make it.”
International Surfing Day has expanded to more than 200 events in 30 countries worldwide since it began in 2005 with just a few local observances in the United States. Surfing continues to grow each day as more and more people discover the incredible benefits of having a clean ocean.
The Surfrider Foundation will once again be hosting various surf sessions, beach clean ups and coastal restoration events for people around the world. Additionally, 1,800 people joined or renewed their Surfrider membership and hundreds of thousands of people watched the first-ever ISD Web-A-Thon.