July 24, 2014

2014 David Stemper Memorial River Cleanup this Saturday


We’re having a river cleanup this Saturday on the Anacostia. Come get outdoors, help clean our local rivers, and remember a honored chapter member, David Stemper.  Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/318625124962076/

…also, we’ll have canoes for all volunteers…yeah, canoes! Who can turn this down? We’ll see you Saturday.

June 26, 2014

Adopted Beach Cleanup This Saturday

Join us Saturday, June 28th at our adopted beach for a cleanup from 12pm to 2pm. Refreshments and supplies will be provided. Bring old sneakers to go trash hunting in the dunes.  Our adopted beach is located at Keybox Road (at its intersection with Route 1 Coastal Hwy) in Delaware Seashore State Park.

Drive up Friday, June 27th and camp with us at Delaware Seashore Campground (Indian River Inlet).  To reserve a campsite, please visit: http://delawarestateparks.reserveamerica.com/.  The Delaware Seashore State Park campground at Indian River Inlet is located off Route 1 Coastal Hwy just south of the Indian River bridge. After crossing over the bridge, make your 1st right onto Turn Point Rd, and then your next left into the campground.

If you need a ride, or have a free seat in your car, please post on Facebook!

Hope to see you there!

June 18, 2014

Potomac Paddle on Friday for International Surfing Day 2014


Come celebrate International Surfing Day DC-style on the Potomac River with your awesome Surfrider friends! Join us for an after work paddle out of Columbia Island Marina. Depending upon conditions, we’ll paddle up river to Three Sisters (or until we get tired). Prone paddlers welcome!

After enjoying our time on the water, we continue sharing the summer stoke by grilling, hanging out, and talking about all the great things the chapter is going to be doing the rest of the year!

To reserve one of the chapter’s SUPs, email river@dc.surfrider.org. Check out isd.surfrider.org for more info about International Surfing Day.

We hope to see you out there on the water with us!

June 17, 2014

After-work paddle, this Tuesday, June 17


Come to Key Bridge Boathouse on Tuesday, June 17 at 6:15pm for the chapter’s after-work paddle.

There’s rentals if you don’t have your own board and chapter members will be in attendance to help newbies to learn the ropes.  Come on out and cool off on the river!

May 29, 2014

Annual Spring OBX Surf Trip This Weekend

Interested in surfing in the Outer Banks this weekend? We’re headed down to Frisco, NC to camp, surf, grill, and enjoy all that OBX has to offer. More details here: http://dc.surfrider.org/obx.

If you’re on Facebook, you can RSVP here:

May 22, 2014

Our second after-work paddle is today!



After the success of our inaugural after-work paddle, we needed to hold a second.  So, the chapter is organizing a paddle after work on the Potomac at 6:15pm TODAY (Thursday, May 22).  Jam out of work ASAP and bring your SUP, prone board, kayak, or canoe to (or rent one at) the Key Bridge Boathouse and join the DC chapter for some good times on the river.  No experience is needed and all are welcome to attend (including non-members).  Come check out what the chapter is about.  RSVP on Facebook or just show up!

May 16, 2014

Alexandria Waterfront Cleanup This Sunday


Come help the DC Chapter clean up the Alexandria waterfront this Sunday, May 18 at 9am!  There’s a bunch of polystyrene foam out there — maybe there’s something that D.C. can do to help with that?

Attending the cleanup will also enter you to win the Jack Johnson tickets for his June 5 show at Merriweather.

You can RSVP on Facebook (below) or just show up!

May 11, 2014

After-work paddle this Tuesday!


Join us at Key Bridge Boathouse on Tuesday at 6:15pm for our first Summer 2014 after-work paddle the Potomac!  Interested in joining?  RSVP on Facebook, email chair@dc.surfrider.org, or just show on up at 6:15 ready to paddle!

You can bring your own SUP, kayak, canoe, prone boards, or rent one from Key Bridge Boathouse.


October 6, 2013

The DC Chapter’s RAPtober Distributed, Virtual Cleanup

DC chapter members, here’s the deal: we’re not planning a location-specific cleanup this month, but we still want to take part in Surfrider’s RAPtober month of rising above plastics, so we’ve decided to hold a distributed, virtual cleanup! Here’s how we’d like you to help out:

(1) While you’re out on the water, at the beach, or running errands today, pick up at least two pieces of plastic litter to throw away, but don’t throw it out yet!

(2) Take a quick pic of the trash with your mobile device.

(3) Post the photo to either Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #raptober and mention @surfriderdc.

(4) Ok, now throw it out (or recycle, if possible).

At the end of the month, we’ll collect all those images uploaded and create a digital collage of the trash collected. If you don’t have an Instagram or Twitter account and don’t want to set one up, just email your picture to chair@dc.surfrider.org and we’ll make sure it gets into the right hands.

Here’s an example of a chapter member posting their findings to Instagram, with the comment: “I went kayaking on the Anacostia today and picked up all of this just floating by me. Perfect timing for #raptober @surfriderdc”

Have fun with this!  It’s virtual…and distributed…and helps clean up your local waters/community!

October 5, 2013

Movie Night on October 16

Buffalo Billiards Sign

Come out to Buffalo Billiards in Dupont on Wednesday, October 16 to watch some surf flicks, drink a drink (or two), and hang with your fellow DC Chapter Surfrider members!

We’re also looking for movies to watch, so if you have a DVD and want to put it in the running to show, mention it in the comments below or on Facebook in the event’s comments (click here) — we’ll collect all the entries and put it to a vote.

Here’s the Facebook event:


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