Progress takes time and patience but nothing happens when we don’t vote and participate. I know this all too well from being at the helm of the Surfrider Foundation from 1984 to 1990 and working for President Jimmy Carter from 1974 to 1980.Read More
Last week, after months of negotiation and the longest government shutdown in American history, the United States Congress finally reached an agreement to fund the government. They’d be allocating $1.3 billion to “border security,” significantly less than the $33 billion President Trump initially asked for and the $5 billion he had demanded during the shutdown.Read More
We’ve all seen the pictures across social media platforms. As a community confined to the indoors while we make it through the polar vortex, the bags and boxes of personal belongings are piling up, ready to be donated to local organizations in hopes of minimizing our consumerism, tidying up our lives, and only holding onto those items which spark joy.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Barney went surfing and didn't make it to the polls in time to vote in the California primary election. Now Barney's life sucks, and even his dog wants to pee on him for being such a barney. Don't be a Barney!Read More
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?Read More
Blue Uprising is taking a wave to the face for democracy! Join us as we commit to vote on June 5th by taking the #BlueWaveChallenge, launched by Indivisible CA 48.Read More
Weeks before California's primary elections, Blue Uprising unveils a billboard in coastal Orange County targeting two candidates with questionable ethics and connections. The Orange County community joins Blue Uprising for a rally against Dana Rohrabacher and Scott BaughRead More