December 3, 2013

December Chapter Meeting


Our December chapter meeting is TOMORROW — this Wednesday, January 4 at 7pm at Lululemon in Georgetown.  Come meet up with your fellow DC Chapter members, hear about what’s going on, and then grab some food and drinks after.

On the agenda:
* Julie Lawson will be talking about DC’s pending legislation to ban polystyrene (Styrofoam) and the chapter’s plans to support the bill
* December/January book club (we’re reading The Wave)
* The chapter’s January Polar Bear Plunge team
* The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)
* Our 2014 event calendar
…phew!  Lots to talk about!

As with recent tradition, we’ll head to Nick’s Riverside Grill on the Washington Harbor (a new, local watering hole for the chapter) to enjoy delicious grub and drinks.

All are welcome to attend our chapter meetings, including non-Surfrider members.  Come for two minutes or two hours!  If you’re on Facebook, you can RSVP here:


November 6, 2013

Chapter Meeting Tonight!


Come down to Lululemon in Georgetown tonight (Wednesday, November 6) at 7pm for our monthly chapter meeting!

We’ll recap our awesome activities from October and discuss our even more awesome November activities.

Afterwards, for those interested, we’ll walk over to Tackle Box for some celebratory fish tacos and drinks.

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 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:

October 2, 2013

Chapter Meeting Tonight!

Come out to Lululemon in Georgetown tonight (Wednesday, October 2) at 7pm for our October chapter meeting!

We’ll discuss our upcoming social/movie night, RAPtober cleanup, and a fall surf trip.

September 15, 2013

Fill Out This Survey To Protect And Preserve Your Coastal Beaches

Avon Beach

Would you take 10 minutes to fill out this survey to protect your coastal beaches

Surfrider is collaborating with several other organizations to map recreational uses of the coast.  The information will be submitted to the Ocean Data Portal run by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean, an arrangement by the Governors of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia to improve the health of Mid-Atlantic ocean and coastal resources and ensure that they continue to contribute to the economic vitality of coastal communities.

Here’s more information from Surfrider on the survey:  Please share this information with your friends who also enjoy the coast and its beaches!


July 8, 2013

July Chapter Meeting This Wednesday, July 10

 May Meeting

Come out to Lululemon in Georgetown (map) for our July chapter meeting this Wednesday, July 10 at 7pm.

We’ll be discussing upcoming events for the chapter, Swim for Life open water swim, elections for executive committee positions, and past event updates.  All are welcome, including non-members!

June 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

International Surf Day June 20

June 20 is International Surf Day!  And here in DC, we’ll celebrate all river sports along with Surfing.  Get ready to join us for an after-work paddle out starting at 6pm, followed by a happy hour and tabling to share Surfrider’s message.   Email if you’ll need to rent a paddleboard or kayak, or if you’d like to help out at our table.   Check on the page on this site dedicated to this celebration of our favorite sports! ISD_2013graphic

June 4, 2013

Chapter Meeting Wednesday!

Greetings all! Join us tomorrow, Wednesday June 5 for our monthly chapter meeting at Lululemon in Georgetown, 7pm. All are welcome. See you there!

May 2, 2013

May Meeting Results!

Surfriders!  We had a great May Chapter meeting, and thanks to all who made it out.   There are LOTS of upcoming events, including our first DC Surfrider Surf Trip to the Outer Banks the weekend of May 17, upcoming public forums on recreational use of our waterways, the Potomac and Anacostia, Cleanups, Volunteer opportunities at the Blue Vision Summit, and planning for Ripple!  Check our calendar, follow us on facebook and our website, and hope to see you out there!

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