San Clemente, CA (January 17, 2012) – The Surfrider Foundation announced this week that it has teamed up with Hawaii's Torrey Meister to try and win this year's Innersection film competition.

Created by acclaimed filmmaker Taylor Steele, Innersection is a groundbreaking platform for surfers and filmmakers to capture the latest progressions in surfing and showcase them in unique video segments. The best submissions are consolidated into a final movie. Innersection members are then invited to vote for their favorite. The winning filmmaker and surfer will receive $100,000.

"As passionate as I am about surfing, I am equally passionate about protecting our beaches and oceans," says Torrey Meister. "If I am fortunate enough to win this year's Innersection, I've pledged to donate $10,000 to the Surfrider Foundation in support of their efforts to protect our oceans, waves and beaches."

Meister's segment, which was produced in collaboration with noted filmmaker Aaron Lieber, features footage shot in Hawaii, Central America, and the site of one of Surfrider's most famous victories, Trestles.

"Watching Torrey and the other surfers parts in the movie is a great reminder of why the work we do is so important," says Surfrider Foundation's Marketing Director, Matt McClain. "We talk a lot about preserving these waves for future generations. These guys ARE the future generation."

In order to vote, audiences must sign up on the Innersection website Membership includes the ability to download the full version of the Innersection movie.

About Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit

Contact: Alexis Henry
Surfrider Foundation
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