Flipped it: 2018 Midterm Recap

Our nationwide efforts in coastal Congressional districts resulted in replacing climate-deniers in CA-48, CA-49, VA-02 and FL-26 with ocean-minded candidates Harley Rouda, Mike Levin, Elaine Luria and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

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William Rinehart
I SURF. I VOTE. Virginia Beach Edition

Our 4th edition of I Surf. I Vote. in, Virginia Beach, was a beautiful success, despite a few hiccups along the way. We’ve been following & supporting the fight in VA-02 from afar, but things started to get exciting when Elaine Luria’s campaign reached out to our team. Elaine Luria is an amazing candidate who really understands the needs of coastal and rural residents. She is a veteran and a local small business owner in VB–deeply connected to her community, her family and this country. It was an honor to spend time with her and to see her passion for the ocean community.


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William Rinehart
Beach Closed: OIL SPILL

Back in the early 60s, I surfed in the U.S Open of Surfing (back then, it was called the Huntington Beach Championships). During one particularly memorable year of the competition, we all got slimed by an big oil slick. We had so much black on our jerseys that the judges couldn't see who was who, making it impossible to judge.

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I SURF, I VOTE. Newport Beach Edition

What’s in a name? Everything. That’s why we gave our newest voting campaign a name that says what it means and means what it says: I Surf. I Vote.

On Sunday, surfers and progressives came together to make that point loud and clear in Newport Beach. Surfers from Malibu to Encinitas and everywhere in between showed up with their boards to shoot our iconic VOTE photo.

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Buh-Bye Baugh: Blue Uprising and Coastal Orange County Communities Prevent Lockout in General Election

Coastal Orange County overcame some big obstacles in this race, and ocean-lovers, environmentalists, and progressives all made it out with a progressive candidate on the ticket in November. Right now, we’re in a win-win situation with both Hans Keirstead and Harley Rouda vying for a place in the general election. While, we don’t know who will be the final candidate in November yet, we are beyond excited that either of these guys are going on to take down Rohrabacher in 5 months.

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William Rinehart
Making Waves at the California Primaries on Tuesday, June 5th

The waves next week are gonna be small, and they might even suck. While on any other day of the week, this isn’t welcome news, on Tuesday, June 5th, it means that you can get all up in on American democracy. That’s right–it’s the primary election! And you won’t have to have any inner turmoil about going for a surf and then accidentally not making it to your polling place on time. Silver linings, right?

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William Rinehart