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Beach Cleanups: June 9, July 14, Aug 11 with OC Coastkeeper and Drains to Ocean

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Join us at the Huntington State Beach Cleanup on the 2nd Saturday of every month!
OC Coastkeeper and Drains to Ocean are joining forces on the 2nd Saturday of every month at Huntington State Beach, Lifeguard Tower 16 (Bolsa Chica State Beach)

June 9

July 14

Aug 11

Visit: https://www.coastkeeper.org/get-involved/cleanup-oc/ to signup today! 

Results RRR Surf Off 2018 presented by Vans and Drains to Ocean

2018 RRR Surf Off Results:

Drains to Ocean would like to thanks everyone who participated/volunteered and supported the RRR Surf Off/Beach Cleanup & Eco-Artshow held on May 19th @9th St. I’d especially like to thank our D2O BOD/EC members for helping to plan and run the event as smoothly as it went: Jeff Deffenbaugh, Manuel Florence, Zoe Florence (volunteer-minutes) and Ashley dos Santos. We would also like to thank all of our sponsors, especially Vans for taking the Blanket Sponsor spot and giving out free shoes to all the volunteers and each winner of the event! Check out www.rrrsurfoff.com for more of our great sponsors. And we cannot forget the event staff: Kevin Ashford, Tom Andor, Tom Miller, Barry Deffenbaugh, Jennifer and special thanks to Cherene/John, Mary and other family/friends that helped out.

The surfing event was a success! The waves were firing all day, with 3-5ft peaks (occasional 6ft faces) and the competition was fierce.

RRR Surf Off RESULTS:

Groms:
1st Place: Petey Romanik
2nd Place: Esai Gonzales
3rd Place: Sawyer Abing
4th Place: Kalani Nelson
5th Place: Dylan Shemke
6th Place: Kalia Nelson

Youth:
1st Place: Zack Lyons
2nd Place: Ari Engel
3rd Place: Mahteo Gonzales
4th Place: Max Lambert
5th Place: Jake Vanderburg
6th Place: John Wedner

Mens:
1st Place: Pedro Todaro
2nd Place: Dustin Voorhees
3rd Place: Ethan Hurst
4th Place: Jeff Hessey
5th Place: Paul Puglasi
6th Place: Bradie Shemke

Masters:
1st Place: Casey Wheat
2nd Place: Mark Austin
3rd Place: Jeff Jessee
4th Place: Anthony Quiroz
5th Place: Jeff Morris
6th Place: Beau Basset

Womens:
1st Place: Meah Collins
2nd Place: Juju Romanik
3rd Place: Mara Morales
4th Place: Juli Hernandez
5th Place: Brooke Daigneal
6th Place: Tiffany Russo

Kneeboard:
1st Place: Eric Peterson
2nd Place: Bradford Colwell
3rd Place: Mike Butler
4th Place: Joe Coyne
5th Place: Chris Bermudez
6th Place: Max Bollinger

Special Awards:
Best Maneuver: Petey Romanik (Scored a 10pt wave!!!)
Best Effort: Dylan Shemke

Sorry for any misspelled names.

BEACH CLEANUP:
The beach cleanup had 124 participants and gathered up roughly 97.5lbs of trash off the beach. Thanks to Gilbert, Zoe and Eric for taking time from their busy lives to volunteer and run the cleanup! We’d also like to thank Kohl’s team for coming down at 6am to help setup! It was amazing have the support of local businesses. @kohls #kohlscares

 

ECO-ARTSHOW:
The Eco Artshow was a success! Raising almost $1,000 for the non-profit. We’d like to thank all the amazing artists for donating their time and efforts to support our cause.

Eco-Art Sold:
Nathan Ledyard: “Deep Wave” Recycled Wood Carved Art: $150 Ashley dos Santos
Seth Matson: “Chuck Dent Eagle” Giclee Print/Epoxy with reclaimed wood frame: $100.00 Angie Granheim
Angie Granheim: “Play me a Song” Hand painted recycled guitar: $150.00 Richard Busch
Angie Granheim: “Surf through life” Prince inspired handprinted recycled surfboard: $150.00 Ginger Corbett
Rick Blake: Large “Untitled” Large Recycled art: Steve Brightwell: $85
Joshua Paskowitz: “Waves of Emotion” $75 Jeff Morris
Fulltimehuman: “Houndstooth Tube” linoleum print: $40 Bradie Shemke
Fulltimehuman: “Dog Dream Afternoon” linoleum print: $40 Bradie Shemke
Bryan Helfand: “Untitled” Wood Art: $200 Peggy Kalama
Total: $995

A huge shout out to Angie for volunteering and setting up the art show!!!

 

We still have many cool art pieces that will be sold on Auction via E-bay in the weeks to come.

Thanks Caliconscious for playing at the Award Ceremonies and Cruisers Pizza and Grill for having us!

 

Thanks again to everyone for supporting Drains to Ocean! Sorry if we forgot to thank anyone, there were so many awesome people that helped to make this event a success!

Drains to Ocean is a grass roots, non-profit organization with a mission to keep pollution from flowing into our rivers, lakes, and oceans. We believe that every drain matters. Our goal is to create awareness by educating the public and empowering local networks of active volunteers to participate in mountain, street and beach cleanups.

 

Protecting the Ocean, One Drain at a Time

 

www.drainstoocean.org

 

www.facebook.com/drainstoocean
www.instagram.com/drainstoocean

@drainstoocean @vans @vanssurf #drainstocean #rrrsurfoff

 

Drains to Ocean is a Non-Profit 501c3 tax-exempt organization.
Federal Identification Number : 47-4001641 • All gifts and donations are tax deductible.

Surf Contest That Focuses On Building Environmental Awareness

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[Huntington Beach, California] May 1st, 2018 

DRAINS TO OCEAN is bringing back its unique Reduce Reuse Recycle Surf Off contest sponsored by Vans. The Surf Off includes; recycled and reclaimed surf trophies with trash collected from beach cleanups, an Eco Art show with silent auction, a raffle open to everyone with items donated by our sponsors, and a big bag of prizes for winners in each surf division.

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Event Details:
         May 19th – 9th St. Huntington Beach, CA

RRR Surf Off: 8am-4:30pm

Beach Cleanup: 8am-12noon

Hands Across the Sand: 12noon-12:15pm

NGO Q&A: Throughout the Day

Eco-Art Show/Awards/Live Music: 6pm-11pm

Register at www.rrrsurfoff.com or 17th Street Board Shop in Huntington Beach. A donation of $30 to compete receives a free event t-shirt, snacks, refreshments and a one-year membership to DRAINS TO OCEAN.

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RRR SURF OFF: This one of a kind event will encourage beginner and advanced surfers to learn about ongoing issues of litter on our local city streets and beaches, that drains to our oceans. The RRR Surf Off is for people to enjoy a fun-filled beach day with their friends, and family. Divisions include Groms (11& under), Youth (12-16), Mens (open), Womens (open) Kneeboard (open) and Masters (45 & up).  A public Beach Cleanup is scheduled at the event site from 8am-12noon.

When contacted, Seth Matson, the event director of the Reduce Reuse Recycle Surf Contest said, “The last event that was held back in 2014, right here in the Surf City, was a big hit. Since then we have dedicated our time and effort to set up our new 501c-3 Non-Profit, DRAINS TO OCEAN, dedicated to keeping our environment clean by stopping pollution from flowing into rivers, lakes, and oceans.  Our goal is to create awareness by educating the public and empowering local networks of active volunteers to participate in mountain, street and beach cleanups.”

 

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He added, “We are super stoked to have Vans “Off the Wall” as our Main Sponsor for the event this year. Vans has done so much for the community and the environment through their sustainability program that supports art, music and action sports programs, plus it helps in reducing the environmental footprint of their operations and products. We felt that Vans was a perfect fit for the Reduce Reuse Recycle Surf Off and couldn’t be happier for their support.”

 

 

EVENT PRIZES: Sponsors are donating cool eco prizes during the RRR Surf Off contest, which includes, shoes from Vans, reusable bottles from Hydroflask, reusable bags from Earthpack, organic surf wax from Matunas, green firelogs from Earth Log, reef friendly sunblock from Surf Yogis, bamboo toothbrushes from Sonora Refinery and cool paper straws from Aardvark, among others.

 

EDUCATION: DRAINS TO OCEAN has invited other NGOs to speak via an ongoing Q&A throughout the day. Participants include Orange County Coastkeeper, the Sierra Club, Ocean Champions, Bolsa Chica Land Trust, OC Earth Stewards, Heirs to Our Oceans and more. Oceana will be doing their Hands Across the Sand from 12noon-12:15pm and the public is invited to join.

Liz Kampen-Speirs

 

D2O MEMBERSHIP: Avid surfer and HB local Liz Kampen-Speirs, who placed 3rd in last RRR Surf Off, a manager for UPS says, “ At UPS, we are committed to supporting our communities and protecting our environment through community involvement and supporting non-profit organizations. I chose to support an organization I can trust to do the right thing with my donation. I would be nothing without the ocean, thank you DRAINS TO OCEAN for protecting it and keep doing what you do! I can’t wait to compete again in the upcoming event!”

Photo Credit: Larry Rector

 

An Eco Art show is scheduled the night of the event with local artists who have donated one or more Reduced, Reused, Recycled or Repurposed art to raise money for DRAINS TO OCEAN’s programs.

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Eco-Art by Anne Price – Titled: Plastic Swell. Plastics and Wood found at Bolsa Chica State Beach.

 

PARTICIPATION: Online bookings for the surfing event are currently open at www.rrrsurfoff.com and you can sign up in person at 17th Street Board Shop in downtown Huntington Beach.

 

The general public is invited to come and join these events, along with their family and friends to help clean the beach, watch surfers compete throughout the day and enjoy some fun in the sun at the beach.

 

Event Details:
May 19th – 9th St. Huntington Beach,

RRR Surf Off: 8am-4:00pm

Beach Cleanup: 8am-12noon

Hands Across the Sand: 12noon-12:15pm

NGO Q&A: Throughout the Day
Eco-Art Show/Awards/Live Music by Caliconscious: 6pm-11pm (Cruisers Pizza on 5th St. Downtown HB)

 

Press Contact:

Seth Matson - President
DRAINS TO OCEAN  - Protecting the Ocean,  One Drain at a Time
info@drainstoocean.org 

www.drainstoocean.org

www.rrrsurfoff.com
www.facebook.com/drainstoocean
www.instagram.com/drainstoocean

**DRAINS TO OCEAN  is a Non-Profit 501c3 tax-exempt organization. Federal Identification Number: 47-4001641

 

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RRR Surf Off / Beach Cleanup / Recycled Art Show - May 19th, 2018

RRR Surf Off / Beach Cleanup / Recycled Art Show - May 19th, 2018

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This is a 1 day educational surf contest, bringing awareness to beginner and advanced surfers alike. The “RRR Surf Off” encourages competitors to learn about ongoing issues of litter on our local city streets and beaches, pollution in our oceans, and focuses on bringing family, friends, & the community together for a fun filled day at the beach.

Divisions & Ages (Age as of Jan. 1st 2018):
Groms
(11 & Under – Parent Assist OK)
Youth (12-16)
Guys (17 & Over)
Girls (All Ages)
Longboard (All Ages)
Kneeboard (All Ages)

$30 Entry Fee donation to non-profit Drains to Ocean. Download Entry Form here

Beach Cleanup: 8am-12noon

Surfrider Eco-Art Lessons/Education Tent: 1pm-2pm

The event will be followed up with an Eco Artshow/Awards Ceremony 6:30pm-11pm
(destination TBA)

Other info:
Custom Recycled Trash Trophies • Awards for 1st-6th Place Winners in Each Division • Entry donation includes 1 event t-shirt, food and refreshments  •  Limited Space – 96 Surfers  •   Artshow/Award Ceremonies being held at location in HB TBA.

For Sponsorship info visit: www.rrrsurfoff.com

Presented by: Drains to Ocean

Drains to Ocean is a grass roots, non-profit organization with a mission to keep pollution from flowing into rivers, lakes, and oceans. We believe that every drain matters. Our goal is to create awareness by educating the public and empowering local networks of active volunteers to participate in worldwide street, snow and beach cleanups.

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Beach Cleanup - August 12th - 2017 • 17th St. / PCH Huntington Beach

Drains to Ocean is holding a Beach Cleanup with the Surfrider Foundation and 17th St. Boardshop in Surf City, California on Saturday, Aug 12th - 2017 from 8am - 12noon. 

Entry: FREE Parking on numbered Streets. Metered parking on both sides of PCH

What to bring?: Gloves, Reusable Bags or Buckets, Water and Sunblock. D2O & Surfrider will provide bags if needed. 

Look for the Blue Surfrider & Drains to Ocean Tents near the top of the stairs at 17th St. / PCH.

Community Hours Available (parent or guardian signature required if under 18)

 

D2O Beach Cleanup - Sunday, April 9th - 2017 Beach Blvd HB CA

Drains to Ocean is holding a Beach Cleanup in Surf City, California on Sunday, April 9th - 2017 from 8am - 12noon. 

Entry: Pull into the South Parking Lot at Beach Blvd/PCH and let the State Guard know you are with Drains to Ocean Beach Cleanup for FREE parking.

What to bring?: Gloves, Reusable Bags or Buckets, Water and Sunblock. D2O will provide bags if needed. 

Look for the Blue Drains to Ocean Tent on the beach in the first parking lot south of Beach Blvd.

Community Hours Available (parent or guardian signature required if under 18)

Drains to Ocean is a grass roots, non-profit organization with a mission to keep pollution from flowing into our rivers, lakes, and oceans. We believe that every drain matters. Our goal is to create awareness by educating the public and empowering local networks of active volunteers to participate in worldwide street, snow and beach cleanups.

Beach Cleanup - Feb 4th / Southside of the HB Pier

We are holding a beach cleanup this Saturday, February 4, from 10 AM to 12 noon. Come on down and join us for the cleanup and also check out the 1st Annual Board Riders Surf Comp on the Southside of the Huntington Beach Pier. HB vs SB vs LB vs SB!!! The best of the best surfers battle it out for bragging rights to their City.

Q&A's:

Q. Do I need to sign up ahead of time?

A. No, you can “just show up” at 10am and sign in. Its that simple... Cya there!


Q. Can I bring my kids, friends or a group?

A. Yes. For groups of 30+, just send us a quick email to info@drainstoocean.org and let us know how many you expect to have. Kids of all ages are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We cannot watch anyone once they are dropped off or cleaning the beach.


Q. Do I have to pay for parking?

A. Depends on the location. Yes, if you park down at the beach. The numbered streets are free to park if you can find a spot.


Q. Do I need to bring anything?

A. No, but if you have work gloves and a bucket, bring them. (Hat, Sunblock, Water)


Q. Can you sign my volunteer hours sheet or do you have a certificates of completion?

A. Yes but you MUST sign up first thing in the morning and participate fully throughout the entire cleanup. At the end of the day, we will sign your certificate of completion or give you one of our own completion forms.


Q. Can our company setup a tent/tables at the beach cleanup?

Sorry no, this is a private event.

 

 

Please be aware that we have been finding quite a lot of hypodermic needles on the beach lately. Be very careful where you step. 

www.drainstoocean.org

@west_coast_board_riders @sokfy @17thstboardshop @newportboardriderscoalition @sealbeachboardriders @hsbsurfrider

California Coastal Clean Up Day

California Coastal Clean Up Day in Huntington Beach, CA. was a great success!
HSB Surfrider had 544 volunteers from as far as Tucson, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; City of Rancho Cucamonga & Barstow picked up 384.25 lbs. of trash.

Of that, 34 single use plastic bags and 7.6 lbs. of cigarette butts. 

This event was sponsored by: @shorebreakhotel & @drainstoocean // & @lavideodrone for capturing the moment!

Wanna do a beach cleanup in Huntington Beach? Check out www.hsbsurfrider.org

Beach Cleanup with Surfrider July 11th – Brookhurst Street – Huntington State Beach

Beach Cleanup with Surfrider July 11th – Brookhurst Street – Huntington State Beach

"Great day at the beach" sunny and warm

467 volunteers came out and picked up 482.6 lbs of trash!

Volunteers came from as far as Vancouver, BC and Corona (Corona HS & Youth Group); 146 members of the LDS Church, volunteers from: the National Charity League, Lion's Heart, Gateway, Liberty Dental Plan, Wells Fargo, La Quinta Key Club, Edison, Kohls - Seal Beach, Buena Park, Cypress, Yorba Linda., United Healthcare; Pierce College, local HS, (Boys and Girls Scout troops participated in the Discovery Channels - Shark Week)


International Surfing Day was a blast!

June 20th - 2015 Surfrider Foundation's Huntington/Seal Beach, Newport Beach and Long Beach Chapters want to thank you for participating with us to make ISD a big success. Sponsored by Drains to Ocean and many more! Thanks to all of our vendors who were able to join us out in the "beautiful sun" supporting our 2015 International Surfing Day.

Beach Clean Up @ Tower 21, Bolsa Chica State Beach

Saturday's Surfrider Foundation Beach Clean Up @ Tower 21, Bolsa Chica State Beach June 6th

There were 277 volunteers that picked up 304 lbs of trash.  Of that, 7 lbs of Styrofoam; 2.6 lbs of cigarette butts; and 14 plastic bags.

Sponsored by: Drains to the Ocean