On Saturday June 20th, beachgoers and surf enthusiasts from around the world will come together to celebrate the Surfrider Foundation’s 11th Annual International Surfing Day. The Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter is teaming up with FM949 to host a free family-friendly event in Ocean Beach (on the grassy area next to Veterans Plaza and the Santa Monica lifeguard station) from 6-10pm.
During the day, the Surfrider Foundation will be set up, along with Urban Surf 4 Kids and Crossfit Ocean Beach from 6-8 pm with games, pizza, popcorn, beverages, raffle prizes and family friendly activities on site. In the evening from 8-10pm, there will be a free outdoor screening of the classic surf film, 5 Summer Stories. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket, towel, or lawn chair and watch the film from the grass.
Ocean lovers are also encouraged to join our video contest. To enter, create a 15- second video about why you love the ocean and post the video on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #whyIlovetheocean. Entries must be submitted by Monday, June 15th 11:59pm PDT. The winner will receive a generously donated GoPro camera from GoPro.
“International Surfing Day is a day to celebrate the sport of surfing and give back to the oceans, waves and beaches that provide us with so much,” says San Diego County Chapter Manager, Mandy Sackett, “We could not be more stoked to celebrate in Ocean Beach with a free outdoor screening of the classic surf film 5 Summer Stories.”
Founded in 2005 by Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine, International Surfing Day started with 16 domestic and one international event, and has grown exponentially to 200-plus events in more than 30 countries. Since its inception, approximately 70 tons of trash has been removed from our beaches.
Get stoked and join Surfrider’s 11-year celebration! To obtain a complete schedule of local events, ambassadors, special membership offers and contests, visit isd.surfrider.org.