Adios, spring. Aloha, summer!
On Saturday, June 20th, the 11th annual International Surfing Day will be celebrated around the world. The unofficial observance, which was founded by Surfing Magazine and the Surfrider Foundation, has become a global event held to mark the beginning of summer.
As much as surfing has given to us, it is appropriate that we return the favor.
Surfers of different styles, language, race, age and skill will grab their sticks and head down to their local watering hole in celebratory fashion. More than 30 countries this year will attend parties, contests, fundraisers, film screenings and educational beach clean-ups all in the name of honoring the past, present and future of surfing.
How are you celebrating ISD?
Below is a list of a few west coast events happening.
–Huntington Beach, CA: An epic World Record attempt is in the forecast tomorrow as riders will look to successfully ride the largest surfboard ever! There will be a beach-wide cleanup, live music and various other giveaways to follow. Sure to be a solid afternoon!
–San Diego, CA: Free outdoor movie screening of 5 Summer Stories at Veteran’s Plaza in Ocean Beach; plus games, raffle prizes, pizza and popcorn. Also, “Why I Love The Ocean!” video contest entries shown.
–San Clemente, CA: O’Neill beach cleanup at San Clemente Pier followed by a community-wide expression session
–San Francisco, CA: Aqua Surf Shop screening of Andrew Kidman’s newest flick, Spirit of Alaska and live music to follow featuring Kidman’s band, The Independent.
–Encinitas, CA: Wax Research Inc. / Sticky Bumps hosting beach-wide cleanup at Beacons Beach with bagels, coffee and complimentary wax.