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INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY RETURNS JUNE 21st
On Thursday, June 21 surfers from across the globe will unite to celebrate International Surfing Day.
The annual observance, now in its third year, was established to inspire waveriders everywhere to take a day to share and acknowledge their mutual love of surfing and our beach and ocean environments.
"This is a great opportunity for us surfers to celebrate our sport by simply doing what we love to do most – going surfing," says Evan Slater, renown big wave surfer and Editor of Surfing Magazine. "It's also a great opportunity to remind everyone about the need and importance to protect our oceans, waves and beaches."
As in previous years, the Surfrider Foundation is hosting beach clean-ups and other events in locations throughout the world.
"This year we are hosting over 75 beach clean-ups worldwide, including events in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Australia, Japan, Mexico, France, United Kingdom, Peru and elsewhere," says Surfrider Foundation Executive Director Jim Moriarty.
Even landlocked surfers will have an opportunity to join in the celebrations this time. Surfing Magazine is sponsoring two separate contests; one to allow people to design their own International Surfing Day flyer, and one to allow people to produce their own International Surfing Day video. Top entries could win prizes including a brand new Surftech surfboard.
For more information on International Surfing Day, including its history and supporters, please go to www.intlsurfingday.com.
About the Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of our world's oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 64 chapters across the United States and Puerto Rico, with international affiliates in Australia, Europe, Japan and Brazil. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation go to www.surfrider.org.