- 20 April 2010 | Environment
On Thursday a volcanic eruption in Iceland melted a glacier causing severe floods and spread ash across northern Europe bringing chaos to air travel.
About 800 people have been forced to evacuate their homes, and airports in 23 European countries have grounded more than 63,000 flights stranding thousands of travelers.
- 13 April 2010 | Environment
Today, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) campaigners attended the opening day of the O’Neill Cold Water Classic (CWC) Scotland to promote how surfers can get the most out of new legislation to help protect for Scotland’s world class surfing waves, secured by SAS through the recent Scottish Marine Bill.
The competition is the perfect platform for this important Protect Our Waves campaign action as it is held at Scotland’s world-renowned reef breaks, Thurso and Brimms Ness. The CWC Scotland is also a 6- Star WQS surfing event, attracting the best professional surfers and industry sponsors from around the globe to the area, a clear sign of just how important the surfing waves are to the local area.
On the opening day of the Cold Water Classic, at the Brimms Ness contest site, SAS campaigners were joined by O’Neill professional surfer Sam Lamiroy. Sam took the ‘surfer’s throne’ onto the reef to demonstrate the importance of protecting waves in the area. And to remind surfers to take their seat on the Regional Planning Partnership groups.
- 08 April 2010 | Environment
World champion surfers Shaun Tomson and Peter ‘PT’ Townend join Project Save Our Surf founder/actress Tanna Frederick when they co-host the Third Annual Project SOS: SURF 24 a 24-hour surfathon to benefit Surfrider Foundation, Heal the Bay and Inside the Outdoors.
Celebrity surfers include Sam Trammel (True Blood), Dylan Bruno (Numb3rs), Jesse Spencer (House), Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints), Chad Lowe (24), Michael Munoz (Amazing Race), Eric Balfour (24), Brandon Boyd (Incubus), David Chokachi (Beyond the Break), Gregory Harrison (Trapper John, MD), Chris Bruno (Dead Zone) and Kathy Zuckerman (Gidget).
Surf luminaries participating include James Pribram, Matt Beacham, Mary Osborne, Angie Reno and Jon Rose (more names to be added.)
WHAT: Recreational surfers will be joined by pro- surfers and celebrities from TV and film as they compete to put up the best wave each hour from 12 noon Saturday, June 19th to 12 noon Sunday, June 20th. One surfer will receive the “SURF 24 Surfer of the Year” trophy.
On June 19th, opening ceremonies begin at 11 am with beach daytime events for the whole family including live music (Keaton Simons, Human Lab, ACIDIC and Common Sense), mural painting with Joanne “Art Miles” Tawfilis, guest speakers including Ed Begley Jr., food and beverage, volleyball, yoga and eco-friendly vendors.
At 8:30 pm a surf-film program will feature special appearances from cast and creators of “North Shore,” “Bustin’ Down the Door” and “The Cove.”
On June 20th, there will be a beach breakfast at 8 am (by donation), silent and live auctions and the presentation of the "Friends of the Ocean" award ceremony prior to closing ceremonies.
WHEN: 11 am on Saturday, June 19th - 12 noon on Sunday, June 20th
WHERE: Southside Huntington Beach Pier, Huntington Beach, CA
WHY: Project SOS: SURF 24 coincides with International Surfing Day, which was established by Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine to celebrate the sport of surfing and to give back to our oceans, waves and beaches.