March 29, 2013

Join the Rise Above Plastics Email Group

All: We had a great Rise Above Plastics meeting this week! If you couldn’t join, or would like to be a part of the RAP email group, please send your email address to This does not commit you to anything, but we will be forming an email distro list for this group with updates and events, so if you want to be a part of this, send on your info!RAP

March 28, 2013

Movie Night Tonight!

A group will be going to see a limited screening of the fim “A Deeper Shade of Blue” at 7:30 PM tonight at the Ballston Commons Cinema located at 671 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203. The group will meet at the cinema between 7-7:15, and likely go out for food and drinks after. If you are interested in going, contact Mike Billingham at

March 27, 2013

Rise Above Plastic Meeting Tonight

Join us at the Big Hunt in Dupont Circle at 8pm!

March 25, 2013

Rise Above Plastics Meeting


Greetings all!  We will be having a Rise Above Plastics Sub-Committee meeting this  Wednesday at The Big Hunt in Dupont Circle (1345 Connecticut Ave NW) at 8pm.  All are welcome.  Come hear updates and help plan our campaign!



March 24, 2013

Movie Night

The movie “A Deeper Shade of Blue” will be showing only on March 28, 2013 at 7:30 PM, at Ballston Commons 12 located at 671 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203. A group will be gathering to watch the movie there at about 7-7:15pm and will go for food/drinks after the movie. If you are interested in joining, contact Mike Billingham at

March 24, 2013

Spring Inventory- Completed!

Big shoutout to everyone who came to help complete our Spring inventory!  Our unit is now clean and organized, and we had fun and found LOTS of … unusual items in there!!  :) photo(3)

March 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

Two Great Events this Weekend!

Join us this Saturday for the Surfrider stop at the Rock and Roll Marathon!  Or, join us this Sunday for a cleanup at Dyke Marsh!  Or if you’re really feeling stoked, join us for both!  Family and friends are welcome at both events, and details are as follows:

Rock and Roll Marathonrrmarathon
Date:  Saturday, March 16
Time: 7am-Noon
Place: Stop # 11, at Goodhope Drive and Anacostia Drive SE in Anacostia Park. The stop is in Anacostia Park, just across the river from the Nationals ballpark.
Location: Eastbound on Anacostia Dr, about 350 yards West of Good Hope Rd.
Approximate mile on the racecourse: 20.7 (this is a really hard point in the marathon with lactic acid bringing out the Tin Man – support is highly valued)
Look here for street closures, which start as early as 6:30 AM in NW and NE:
Driving Directions provided by the Marathon:
Head Northwest on MD-5 N/Branch Ave
Merge onto Suitland Pkwy via the ramp to Washington
Keep RIGHT at fork
Slight LEFT onto the ramp
Keep RIGHT at the fork
Turn RIGHT towards ‘Anacostia Pavilion’
Driving directions from DC (use with caution; South Capitol closes around 8 AM but parts of NW and NE close as early as 6:30 AM): Take South Capitol Street away from the U.S. Capitol. You’ll pass the ballpark on your left. As you cross over the South Capitol Street bridge, get in the left-hand lane and a few hundred yards after you exit the bridge on your left you’ll see a light-colored access road that bends sharply to the left up a hill. TURN LEFT THERE and follow the road around. Drive straight for a few hundred yards and follow the road around to the right. Water stop will be a little ways down near the intersection with Good Hope Road. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see the big gray battleship in the river!

Parking Information: Volunteers should park on road South of Anacostia Dr and West of Good Hope Rd SE.

Snacks provided. Volunteers get a free race crew t-shirt. All are welcome, so bring your friends and family! Students can receive community service hours for this event.



Dyke Marsh Cleanup:

Date: Sunday, March 17

Time: 12:30
Place: Alexandria, Virginia
Volunteers will be transported from and back to Belle Haven Marina via skiff boat. Wear sturdy soled shoes (warm, waterproof boots highly recommended!) and warm layers. Trash bags, gloves, and trash pickers will be provided. Fun holiday swag and treats also available.

Directions to Belle Haven Marina:

For more information on Dyke Marsh, visit:

Four Chapter boards are available for use. Please comment in the Facebook events comment section if you would like to use a Chapter board. If you are not on Facebook, please e-mail NOTE: to use a Chapter board at this event, you must wear at least a 3/2 wetsuit & booties. We encourage you to byo-boat/board.

Following the cleanup, join us in Old Town Alexandria for pizza and beer at Faccia Luna (, rumored to be the best pizza in Virginia. (823 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA).

March 6, 2013

March Chapter Meeting: RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 13

Surfriders:  Due to weather, our monthly chapter meeting is POSTPONED until next Wednesday.  Same time, same place.  So see you next Wednesday, March 13, 7pm, at Lululemon in Georgetown.

March 5, 2013

March Chapter Meeting

The March Chapter meeting, regularly scheduled for Wednesday March 6 at 7pm Lululemon in Georgetown is PENDING weather developments in DC.   We will update you all tomorrow whether the meeting will take place as usual, or postponed due to snow/weather conditions.  Stay tuned.

January 30, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Benefit THIS SATURDAY!

Join Surfrider and a great group of nonprofits and local businesses to support Hurricane Sandy releif efforts. The event will feature a silent auction, music, food and drinks. All profits go to the NJ-based nonprofit Get your tickets here!

Date: February 2, 2013

Time: 7pm-Midnight

Place: Malmaison, 3401 Water Street, Georgetown Waterfront, DC