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These organizations have been invited to surf Rincon:

 

 

Saturday March 22

 

Sunday March 23

7am

Ventura Surf Club

7am

Rincon Pit Crew – Team Heeley

8am

Santa Barbara Surf Club

8am

Oxnard High School Surf Club

9am

Surfrider Advisory Board

9am

San Diego Surf Ladies

10am

Sunset Cliffs Surfing Association

10am

Malibu Boardriders

11am

Best Day Foundation

11am

Oceanside Longboard Surf Club

12pm

3rd World Surf Co.

12pm

Black Surfers Collective

1pm

Malibu Surfing Association

1pm

Sustainable Surf

2pm

Huntington Beach Longboard Crew

2pm

La Jolla Shores Surfing Assoc.

3pm

Coast Law Group

3pm

Surf Happens Surf Kids

4pm

Pacific Beach Surf Club

4pm

PB Surf Shop Ride for Michael

5pm

Doheny Surf Crew

5pm

Calif. Adaptive Surf Team

 

In recognition of their 2013 public service efforts:

After School Surf Programs
for Disadvantaged YouthSustainability in Surfing
Research and PromotionBeach days for Children with
Autism, Down Syndrome

Beach days for Children with
Cancer, Spinal Cord Injuries

Beach Days for Children with
Cerebral Palsy

Operation Amped Support
and Fundraising

Breast Cancer Awareness
and Fundraising

Fundraising for Homeless
Families ProgramsInner City Youth Beach
Days/Support ProgramsHigh School Surf Club
Community Projects

Fundraising for Surfer’s
Medical Emergency

Raised $80K for SurfAid
Medical Programs

Young Surfers Mentoring
Programs

Fundraising for
Environmental Groups

Surf Camps for Youth
with CancerWounded Warriors
Support and EventsYoga and Art Camp for
Underprivileged Girls

Pro Bono Environmental
Defense & Litigation

Toys for Tots Collection
Drives

California Surfing
Museum Fundraising

Fundraising for Suicide
Prevention Programs

 

 
CBS News 8 reporter Shannon Handy interviews local surfing legend Rob Machado and Glenn Hening, co-founder of the Groundswell Society, at the 12th Annual Surfing Arts, Sciences and Issues Conference

San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com

 

Rob Machado to Speak at Surfing/Sustainability Conference
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Register here

Creative surfers are finding new ways to embed sustainability into the world of riding waves – and in their personal lives.

One of them is the legendary Rob Machado, who will be a part of “The Future of Surfing Is Not Disposable” Conference at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography on Feb 15.

This important event will include:

TED-style talks on Emerging Technologies delivered by:

  • Rob Machado and Evan Marks (Founder and ED of The Ecology Center)
  • Alex Carlton (Product Development, Ecovative Design)
  • Rob Falken (Founder, Tecniq)
  • Jyotika Virmani (Director of Technical Operations, Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE)

A Panel Discussion on Sustainability in Action with:

  • Jim Moriarty (moderator) (CEO Surfrider Foundation)
  • Dr. Jess Ponting (Director, Center for Surf Research)
  • Mark Price (CEO, Firewire Surfboards)
  • Nellie Cohen (Corporate Environmental Associate, Patagonia)
  • Kim Matsoukas (Sustainability Director, Vans)

There will also be a live surfboard glassing demonstration on stage with contributions from:

  • Jason Koons, VP of Surfboards, SuperBrand
  • Rey Banatao, Co-Founder Entropy Resins
  • Ed Lewis, Enjoy Handplanes
  • Todd Patterson, Co-Founder, E-Tech Boards

And Dr. Davey Kline will deliver the prestigious Dr. Walter Munk Lecture on the affects of ocean acidification on coral reefs – and how wave action threatens damaged reefs.

The Conference is in Sumner Auditorium from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

The conference will conclude with an afternoon Sustainable Surf Craft Surf Session, featuring the latest surfboards designed and manufactured with sustainable ‘best practices.’
- 4:00 PM to Dusk – Just north of the Scripps Pier

The conference and surf session are open to the public. Registration is $35 and includes free parking, morning and afternoon snacks and drinks, and a box lunch. Seniors and students $25. Conference only $20/$10. Conference t-shirts $15. Register Online Here

 

The Groundswell Society and Sustainable Surf present

The 12th Annual

Surfing Arts, Science and Issues Conference

The Future of Surfing Is Not Disposable

Why surfing will be cleaner, cooler and better

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Conference
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sumner Auditorium

Sustainable Surf Craft Surf Session
3:00 PM to Dusk
Just north of the Scripps Pier

Creative surfers are finding new ways to embed sustainability into the world of riding waves – and in their personal lives.

They are getting together Feb 15 to hear Dr. Davey Kline, a researcher at Scripps investigating the affects of ocean acidification on coral reefs – and how wave action threatens damaged reefs.

And they are going to present their efforts in response to the threat of global climate change. Sustainable surfboard manufacturing and reducing the carbon footprint of the surf industry will be discussed in panels that will include:

Kim Matsoukas, Sustainability Manager, Vans
Mark Price, CEO, Firewire Surfboards
Dr. Jess Ponting, Director, Center for Surf Research
Jason Koons, VP Surfboards, SUPERbrand
Rob Falken, Founder, Tecniq
Jim Moriarty (moderator), CEO, Surfrider Foundation
Evan Marks, Founder and Executive Director, The Ecology Center

There will also be a live surfboard glassing demonstration on stage.

The Conference is in Sumner Auditorium from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Sustainable Surf Craft Surf Session – 3:00 PM to Dusk – Just north of the Scripps Pier
The conference will conclude with an afternoon surf session, featuring the latest surfboards designed and manufactured with sustainable ‘best practices.’ For more information on Sustainable Surf and how you can help, visit their website at http://sustainablesurf.org/.

The conference and surf session are open to the public. Registration is $35 and includes free parking, morning and afternoon snacks and drinks, and a box lunch. Seniors and students $25. Conference only $20/$10. Conference t-shirts $15.

SASIC 12 Online Registration

Online registration is now closed. Admission only tickets will be on sale at the door. See you at the conference!

 

 

 

Rincon Invitational Illustration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Groundswell Society Announces Dates for the 7th  Rincon Invitational and Details of the Invitation Process

The Groundswell Society is pleased to announce that the 7th Rincon Invitational will be held the weekend of March 22, 23 2014.

Over the years the Invitational has earned a unique reputation for giving teams of surfers with outstanding public service records the opportunity to surf some of California’s best waves for an hour to themselves.

Starting in 2008 with 12 teams, the event has expanding to 20 clubs and organizations thanks to a growing trend in the surfing world where “sharing the stoke of surfing” is as important, or more so, than the commercial or competitive versions of modern surfing. We even had an alternate list last year!

As a result, the Society would like to extend the opportunity to be in the event to every surfing club, company, or non-profit organization that has been involved in significant public service efforts during 2013. The invitation process is open to surfing clubs, organizations and companies throughout the surfing world.

If you want to be a part of the next Rincon Invitational, please complete the attached application at your next club meeting or with the managers of your company or non-profit organization.

Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2013, and the list of 22 invitees will be announced January 15, 2014.

For more information or to submit an application by email, contact Glenn Hening & the Rincon Invitational Organizing Committee at g.hening@rain.org. / 805-382-0657.

Download the Press Release and Application for an invitation here

 

The numbers to the left of the names represent the time during the day which the teams will be surfing. See you all out in the water!

Saturday

Sunday

7

Ventura Surf Club

7

S.B. Seals Surf School

8

Sunset Cliffs Surfing Assoc.

8

Calif Adaptive Surf Team

9

Malibu Surfing Association

9

Black Surfers Collective

10

Great Lakes Surf Crew

10

Pacific Beach Surf Club

11

Coast Law Group

11

Oceanside Longboard Surf Club

12

Project Save Our Surf

12

Santa Barbara Surf Club

1

Surfrider Advisory Board

1

San Diego Surfing Ladies

2

Best Day Foundation

2

Wildcoast

3

Huntington Beach LB Crew

3

Surf Happens Surf Kids

4

Pacific Beach Surf Shop

4

Team Pierpont PTA

5

Third World Surf Co.

5

Childhood Enhancement Foundation
(hosted by members of the Groundswell Society
and the Rincon Pit Crew)

6:15

Awards Ceremony

6:15

Awards Ceremony

 

 

The 11th Annual Surfing Arts, Science and Issues Conference

Modern Oceanography and
the Future of Surfing

WHEN
February 16, 17 2013
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM – Noon

WHERE
Sumner Auditorium, on campus at the
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
La Jolla, California

Today we have wave forecasts, weather reports and other services readily available online. It was not always so. Join us at SASIC XI for a compelling presentation by Dr. Walter Munk. legendary oceanographer, Research Professor of Geophysics, and the Father of Surf Forecasting,
UC San Diego scientist Dr. Munk, is often referred to as the world’s “greatest living oceanographer.” He is the author of ore than 200 scientific papers and the winner of many scientific awards, including the Crafoord Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which is equivalent to a Nobel Prize for Oceanography. During World War II, Walter and the renowned Norwegian oceanographer Harald Sverdrup predicted the surf conditions for Allied landings in Northern Africa and Normandy, saving countless lives and helping the Allies to win WWII. In the 1950s Walter and his colleagues discovered the source of he summer swells. His first Waves Across the Pacific experiment proved that long-range southern Pacific swells originate in the Indian Ocean.
With a creative mind eternally enthusiastic for his work, Walter Munk continues to explore topics that interest him. Walter’s presentation “Where the Swell Begins” includes his start at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the compelling story of the Normandy D-Day landings, the source of the summer swells and more!

SATURDAY

8:30   Registration
9:00 Introduction – Cher Pendarvis and Glenn Hening, conference co-chairs
9:30  “Waves Across the Pacific” – the 1963 documentary on the landmark Scripps project that confirmed theories connecting Antarctic storms with surf all around the Pacific
10:15 “Where the Swell Begins” -­‐ Dr. Walter Munk
11:00 Surfzone Pollution: Using Science to Separate Fact from Fiction –Dr. Falk Feddersen, research scientist at Scripps, will give the Dr. Walter Munk Lecture
12:00 Lunch
1:00 The Technology, Analysis, and Consequences of Surf Forecasts– Kevin Wallis, Surfline
2:00 Two Extraordinary Swells – Presentations on the Code Red Tahiti swell in 2011 and the early October swell at Peahi in 2012 – the Surfline forecasting team
3:15 The Ultimate Swell – Research and Hypothesis – Glenn Hening
4:00 Conference Conclusion

SUNDAY

Alternative and Sustainable Surf Craft Surf Session – north side of the Scripps Pier
Organized by Steve and Cher Pendarvis, the public is invited to participate in a morning of riding waves using a variety of surfboards, handplanes, paipos, and other craft from the fringes of the surfing community.

The conference is open to the public. Registration is $35 and includes free parking, morning and afternoon snacks and drinks and a box lunch. Students/seniors $25. You can register at the door on the day of the event, cash or check only, or register online below. A limited quantity of T-shirts will be available for $15 at the door for those who register online after the 12th of February, or at the door on the day of the event.

Registration Options



Downoad the SASIC 11 Press Release

 

 

6th Annual Rincon Invitational Event Graphic - By Robert Heeley

Apply for an invitation (pdf)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Groundswell Society Announces Dates for the 6th Rincon Invitational and Changes in the Invitation Process

The Groundswell Society is pleased to announce that the 6th Rincon Invitational will be held the weekend of March 16, 17 2013. And for the first time in the history of the event, we’d like to open up the invitation process to surfing clubs, organizations and companies throughout the surfing world.

Over the years the Invitational has earned a unique reputation for giving teams of surfers with outstanding public service records the opportunity to surf some of California’s best waves for an hour to themselves.

Starting in 2008 with 12 teams, the event has expanding to 20 clubs and organizations thanks to a growing trend in the surfing world where “sharing the stoke of surfing” is as important, or more so, than the commercial or competitive versions of modern surfing. We even had an alternate list last year!

As a result, the Society would like to extend the opportunity to be in the event to every surfing club, company, or non-profit organization that has been involved in significant public service efforts during 2013.

To download detailed information about the event and an entry form, go to www.groundswellsociety.org. If you want to be a part of the next Rincon Invitational, please complete the application at your next club meeting or with the managers of your company or non-profit organization.

Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2012, and the list of 20 invitees will be announced January 15, 2013.

For more information, contact Glenn Hening & the Rincon Invitational Organizing Committee at g.hening@rain.org. / 805-382-0657.

Downloads:

 
 

Saturday, March 24th

Oxnard High School Surf Club 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Surf Class 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Sunset Cliff SA 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Third World Surf Co. 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Great Lakes Surf Crew 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Coast Law Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Surfrider Advisory Board 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Wildcoast 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Best Day 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Pacific Beach Surf Shop 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Surf Happens Surf Kids 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Awards 6:15 PM

Sunday, March 25th

SB Seals Surf School 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Ventura Surf Club 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Black Surfers Association 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Oceanside Longboard Surf Club 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Pacific Beach Surf Club 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
HB Longboard Crew 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Team Pierpont PTA 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Santa Barbara Surf Club 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Pass the Stoke Youth Group 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
California Adaptive Surf Team 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Pit Crew 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Awards 6:15 PM
Downloads:
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