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May 21, 2015

Upcoming Events

Wednesdays: Surf Flix, Coconuts, 6 p.m.

June 6-7: Waterman’s Challenge, International Palms Resort

June 6: Surfrider Challenge, International Palms Resort

June 17: Monthly Meeting, The Surfinista, 6 p.m.

June 19: Cocoa Beach Friday Fest

June 20: International Surfing Day & Surfers For Autism, Lori Wilson Park

August 8th: Surfrider Beach Cleanup Day with Kulcha Shok Muzik, Pelican Park (Satellite Beach), 8am

August 8th: Movie Night, Healing VETS Through Surfing, Surfside Playhouse, 7pm


July 27, 2015

Join us August 8th for TWO special events!

Start your day with a beach cleanup extravaganza sponsored by Kulcha Shok Muzik! We’ll be partnering with the Central Florida Chapter and Sebastian Inlet Chapter- so come spend some time with other awesome Surfrider Chapters and show our beaches some love!

Pelican Park

At 7pm, mosey on over to the Surfside Playhouse for our annual movie night! We’ll be screening Healing VETS Through Surfing, a documentary surf film of the first Operation Surf held in Cocoa Beach, Florida in 2015. The movie night is sponsored by the Cocoa Beach Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and admission is free with the purchase of a $5.00 raffle ticket for a custom surfboard to be given away at the movie. Doors at 6:00pm for a cocktail hour and live music by the Aquanuts! Join us!

Healing VETS Through Surfing Movie Poster August 2015 CB  Surfrider (1)

June 18, 2015

Upcoming Events

Wednesdays: Surf Flix, Coconuts, 6 p.m.

July 15: Monthly Meeting, The Surfinista, 6 p.m.

July 17: Cocoa Beach Friday Fest, 6 p.m.

July 19: 2nd Annual Hold Onto Your Butt Day, Minutemen Beach 1-5 p.m.

August 8: Operation Surf Documentary and Board Raffle, Surfside Playhouse

June 11, 2015

International Surfing Day- June 20th!

Join us to celebrate International Surfing Day on June 20th! We’ll have:

  • Beach Cleanup
  • Kids painting and crafts
  • Raffles & giveaways

In addition, the Surfrider Foundation members will be helping Surfers for Autism this ISD!

Our celebration will be held at Lori Wilson Park (1500 N. Atlantic Av. Cocoa Beach, FL) from 9am-5pm.

Please note, parking will be at a premium. Use North and South parking and Tulip Ave. to the South of the park.

It’s easy to take the beaches and waves for granted every time you go to drop in a wave. But if we want to protect our ocean and waves, we need your help!

More information here!

May 4, 2015

2015 Surfrider Challenge!

The 2015 Surfrider Challenge
at the Waterman‘s Challenge

presented by

The Cocoa Beach Chapter of Surfrider Foundation hereby challenges all other Surfrider Foundation Chapters to a team surfing competition to be held during the 14th Annual Waterman‘s Challenge in  the Surfing Capital of the East Coast, Cocoa Beach, Florida.

When: June 6, 2015
Where: The International Palms Resort in Cocoa Beach

Who:  All Surfrider Foundation Chapters and chapter members!

Click here for contest details!

April 21, 2015

Upcoming Events

Wednesdays: Surf Flix, Coconuts, 6 p.m.

May 16: Hands Across The Sand, Lori Wilson Park, 11 a.m.

May 20: Monthly Meeting, The Surfinista, 6 p.m.

March 31, 2015

THANK YOU from Operation Surf

Operation Surf 2015 Pic Paddle out

Picture Bo

I just wanted to thank you again so much for joining forces with the Operation Surf Crew. Thank you so much for sponsoring the soldiers and your beyond generous contribution. We really appreciated everyone’s support and time volunteering as well as allowing us to come to the meetings. We can’t thank you all enough for everything you have done.

The transformations that these men and women had as the week went on was incredible. Many of them were very withdrawn and quiet the first night we all met. By the end of day 1, everyone knew everyone, everyone was cheering each others on, talking about their first waves, just incredible. We had one soldier Bo, who recently lost his legs above the knee. He has over 100 surgeries. This was the first time he had even seen the ocean. He was surfing like a pro by the end of the week. Col. Danny McKnight paid us a special visit and provided the heroes signed books. We had an outpour of local support when the troops were brought in on the first day by 50 freedom riders motorcycle club, people were lining the streets with American flags, the fire department saluted them at the hotel with their ladder and water truck and Brevard County Sheriff’s Office escorted them here. We also had helicopter coverage and quite a bit of news media.

By the end of the week, 2 soldiers want to move to our area and start participating in planning the event and helping other soldiers. Two of them were on suicide watch prior to the event and told us afterwards they thought they had nothing to live for until this and it has changed their lives. One of our local soldiers was asked to submit her resume for 2 jobs. Each of our 12 soldiers mentioned many times how much this has changed their life. We all bonded so much and had so much fun. This even was absolutely amazing.

I think we will have an incredible amount of growth for next year’s event and I wanted to thank you all so much for jumping onboard and helping us meet our budget this year. You were critical to making this happen. We almost didn’t make the cut in January and your contribution gave us a boost in funding that we needed.  We couldn’t be happier with the way things turned out and this event has greatly changed all of our lives.

March 19, 2015

Upcoming Events April 2015

Wednesdays: Surf Flix, Coconuts, 6 p.m.

April 3-5: Sundance Ranch Easter Surf Fest, Lori Wilson Park

April 15: Monthly Meeting, The Surfinista, 6 p.m.

April 17: Cocoa Beach Friday Fest, 6 p.m.

April 18: Trash Bash (Clean up the Islands) Lutheran Church on Minutemen, 8 a.m.

March 11, 2015

Florida Coasts & Oceans Day

Join the Surfrider Foundation and Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition on March 24th and 25th at the Florida Capitol for Florida Coasts & Oceans Day!

We’ll kick things off with a lobbying training session on March 24th from 6:00-7:30pm at 621 Gallery, followed by a reception and mixer at Grasslands Brewery!

On March 25th we’ll have educational displays from other environmental causes and will spend the day meeting with legislators and attending committee meetings, touring the capitol, and networking with other ocean champions from across the state!

RSVP here!

Find more info on Facebook!

February 19, 2015

Upcoming Events March 2015

Wednesdays: Surf Flix, Coconuts, 6-10 p.m.

March 6: Cape Canaveral Street Fest, 6-10 p.m.

March 18: Monthly Chapter Meeting, The Surfinista, 6 p.m.

March 19-25: Operation Surf

March 20: Cocoa Beach Friday Fest, 6-10 p.m.

March 24-25: Florida Coasts and Oceans Lobby Day, Tallahassee

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