South Coast Surf Shop rider Ryland Rubens just had his people send us this photo evidence of his barrel last Saturday. We thought you should check out the photo sequence. Looks like fun Ryland keep it up!
Check out SolanaCenter.org for more info. And remember to bring your re-usable bags with you shopping on December 16th!
Here’s a great way to give a holiday gift to the environment!
Join residents and businesses throughout the San Diego Region in giving up disposable bags in favor of reusable bags for 24 hours, or more…
Day Without A Bag is an education and grassroots event being coordinated by nearly every city and the County of San Diego, with the support of leading environmental organizations, and involves businesses and individuals throughout their respective communities. On this day we ask holiday shoppers and retailers to forego single-use plastic and paper shopping bags in favor of reusable bags.
Held the third Thursday in December, Day Without A Bag – 2010 will be held December 16, 2010, when San Diego County shoppers will receive an early holiday present, courtesy of a giveaway of over 25,000 reusable bags at more than 70 Giveaway Locations throughout San Diego County. In addition, a Community & Media event will be held featuring education activities and a press conference.
Education & Awareness
A unique coalition of major retailers, local governments and regional environmental groups have come together to organize the inaugural San Diego Regional Day Without A Bag, which urges consumers to forego environmental harmful single-use plastic or paper grocery bags in favor of reusable shopping bags. By raising consumer awareness about personal choices, the event’s short-term goal is to educate shoppers throughout San Diego County to adopt more sustainable shopping habits during the holiday and coming year. The event’s long-term goal is to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags throughout the county by empowering shoppers, and local communities at large, to take simple and direct action to eliminate unsightly debris and save taxpayer dollars.
More than 1.7 billion plastic bags are used in the throughout the San Diego Region each year. That’s an average of 500 bags per person per year. Made from non-renewable fossil fuels, plastic bags are recyclable – however, studies show that less than 5% are actually recycled. Even when properly disposed, plastic bags are often blown out of trash cans or pulled out by birds and easily carried by the wind to become tangled in vegetation, clog storm drains, or make their way to waterways and the ocean where they become an even greater threat to marine life. As a coastal community with a vibrant and growing tourism base, much of which is tied to our local beaches and the ocean, it is in our best interest to consider measures to respect, preserve and protect those resources.
What YOU Can Do
A Day Without A Bag – December 16
Participate: Bring your own reusable bag when you shop at grocers and all other retail locations, especially on December 16th.
Acknowledge: If your favorite retailer promotes reusable bag use, take the time to thank them for their efforts. If you see friends and neighbors using their bags, tell ‘em “Thanks for remembering your bag!” – everyone can use positive feedback for remembering to use them.
Share: Look for retailers that have great reusable bags, give them as gifts
We love getting feedback like this from local boardriders who are doing big things in the world. We wanted to share this with everyone because of the great cause behind it. Be sure to check out the video and if you want to help click this link to purchase the song on itunes. Thanks Casey. Glad you love your SC Boards and we’ll pass that along to South Coast shaper Larry Ricci.
So I just recently got back from Indo…I got out of there before the tsunami hit the mentawais.
I’m in a local band here in SD called Stained Glass Saints and I also play out solo under my own name CASEY TURNER. We shot a music video in the mentawais and Bali 2 months ago and are donating all the proceeds to the itunes sales of that song to SURFAID to help the tsunami victims. Here is the link to the music vid. The song is called “Wayan and Friends”. Pass it on and maybe buy the song on itunes and help donate…if you are down. Maybe you can spread the word. There is a shot of an SC board on my scoooter in the begginning. I’m loving my new SC board Larry Ricci has some of the best shapes I surfed your boards the whole time I was out there. click on da link and check out the video.
Wayan and Friends (music video) – Casey Turner
Thanks Cody for sending us this video! Now here it is for the masses. We are huge fans of Cody Sherman here at South Coast. Keep up the good work nice little edit!
Rip Curl has highlighted the top ten surf editorials of the summer and we at South Coast found in interesting enough to share with you. Surf culture in mainstream media can be inviting to the kooks but also inspiring to those young looking to sharpen their skills enough to one day have their own editorial feature. With today’s technology everyone is a photographer now so we can expect to see more and more surf insight in publications like Seventeen, People, LA Times, and ESPN. These companies are paying big bucks to feature these surf heros who are becoming idols across the country. Rip Curl can’t help it if their gear is so high quality that it turns their customers into instant celebrities. Haha ok well maybe not but anyway click the photo and check out the link!
Check out the photos taken Saturday morning in OB at the 2010 GROMFEST. The waves made for a great competition and all the local support was awesome. Look forward to an update to this post with full results and recap in the near future. Thanks for a great event.
Little Wahine: 1.Tiari Thompson 2. Angelina Rose 3. Emily Rose 4. Brooke Young 5. Devon Donlon 6. Malia Humphrey
Wahine: 1. Vicki Gonzales 2. Katie Majors 3. Maddie Saxon 4. Kelsey Purbaugh 5. Rowan Griffiths 6. Lauren Reynolds
Grom: 1. Noah Jackson 2. Austin Correia 3. Jake Donlon 4. Chase Rodi 5. Riley Lane 6. Woods Rodi
Menehune: 1. Keone Betanzos 2. Zack Clark (SC) 3. Robert Lujan (SC) 4. Jordan Collins 5. Joshua Collins 6. Sean Purbaugh (SC)
Junior Boys: 1. Joe Diamond 2. Cody Sherman (SC) 3. Austin Nizic 4. Corten Singer (SC) 5. Kealoha Betanzos 6. Quetzal White
Longboard: 1. Josh LaRocco 2. Kyle Costa 3. Nathan Strom 4. Emmett Bartlett 5. Kye Miranda 6. Trey Saxon
Mark your calendars for Surfrider Foundation’s 19th annual Paddle for Clean Water September 12th at the OB Pier! This is an event every surfer and ocean lover alike should be stoked for.
The event kicks off with a free breakfast at 9am and features the paddle around the Ocean Beach Pier at 10am. Clif Bar is sponsoring the event as well so be ready for some tasty Clif treats on the beach. The non-competitive paddle around the pier is open to all non-motorized paddle-craft imaginable including surfboards, bodyboards, kayaks, outrigger canoes and much more.
Know Your H2O, a program designed to educate about the link between freshwater management issues and the impact it has on our oceans, waves, and beaches, will be highlighted at this years event. Water quality is a huge issue here in San Diego and Know Your H2O wants to make sure everyone has the power to help keep our oceans and beaches operational and as beautiful as ever!
Even if you dont plan to paddle, there will be plenty of beach activities and a 9-noon morning beach cleanup so come show your support! More info on the Paddle for Clean Water Festival can be found at:
X Games 16 is underway in Los Angeles with the Men’s Big Air Skate elimination taking place last night. Much more exciting action going down this weekend that is for sure. Each year something crazy goes down at this annual industry competition with the worlds best going head to head. Everyone is sure to have their own favorite events but nobody will be let down by the action that takes place.
The kind folks of LA hosting the event have got it pretty much down to a science as far as crowd control. If you are lucky enough to have the chance to go watch one event or all of them the LAMC have put together this guide on what to know before you go. If you are going to be watching on TV, online, or in 3D you will find your schedule of events here.
Don’t forget about the U.S. Open of Surfing starting this weekend as well in Huntington Beach at the pier. Isn’t summer great?