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Drains to Ocean is back for its 3rd Annual RRR Surf Off in Huntington Beach, California


Drains to Ocean is back for its 3rd Annual RRR Surf Off that Focuses On Building Environmental Action

[Huntington Beach, California] April 23rd, 2019

Non-Profit Drains to Ocean is back again with its unique Reduce Reuse Recycle Surf Off contest in Surf City, Huntington Beach, California. The event includes everything from recycled and reclaimed surf trophies made with plastic collected from beach cleanups to a big bag of eco-friendly prizes for the winners in each division. The Surf Off is scheduled to be held at 9th St. on May 18th, 2019 from 8am to 4:30pm. Registering in the Surf Off requires a $30 donation, which also entitles you to a free event t-shirt, a free Sambazon Bowl, refreshments from Suja and a free one-year membership to Drains to Ocean. For those not surfing, look for the blue tent and signs for the beach cleanup that runs from 8am – 12pm.


This one of a kind surfing event encourages competitors, beginner, and advanced, to learn about ongoing issues of litter on our local city streets and beaches, causing water pollution in our oceans.

The program has six different divisions for the public signup so that people can enjoy a fun-filled beach day with their friends, family, and colleagues.

Divisions include: Groms (11& under), Youth (12-17), Mens (18-29), Girls (All Ages) Masters (30 & Up) and Longboard (All Ages).  

When contacted, Seth Matson, President of Drains to Ocean said, “Last years event was super fun! We had a great turnout, great surfing and an all-around good vibe down at the beach.”

He further added, “We are doing some cool new “eco” things with our event this year like using Ozone Safe Air Horns, Eco Friendly Propane Generator to power the event, re-using past events jerseys, offering organic surf wax from Matunas to the contestants, and of course we make our own unique, custom made recycled and repurposed surf trophies for all the winners in each division.

Drains to Oceans Vice President and Pro Surfer Jeff Deffenbaugh said, “This year, we are encouraging the contestants to ditch the plastic water bottles and bring only reusable bottles, carpool with a buddy or ride your bike to the event for a smaller CO2 footprint, participate in our beach cleanup and to always pack it in and pack it out. Most of us surfers grew up at the beach and it’s our responsibility to help keep it clean, even if it’s not our trash. Pick up a few pieces every time you go for a surf and throw it in the trash. It’s pretty simple.”

Sponsors will also hand out some cool eco prizes to the finalists of the RRR Surf Off which includes reusable bottles from Hydroflask, Slater Designs Algae Foam traction pads, reusable bags from Earthpack, organic surf wax from Matunas, reef friendly sunblock from Surf Yogis, the Cove and Racing Extinction DVD’s from Ocean Preservation Society, cool paper straws from Aardvark, stainless steel straws from U-Konserve, Boxed Water, among many other awesome sponsor prizes.

In addition to our educational programs we will have other NGO’s joining us at the Beach Cleanup including: 5 Gyres, the Sierra Club, Bolsa Chica Land Trust, OC Earth Stewards, Heirs to Our Oceans and more.

This event helps fund many of our programs, including our Annual Eco Artshow being held on World Oceans Day – June 8th at the Artery in Costa Mesa, our Recycle Your Butts program and our Cleanups.

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. Entry deadline is on May 14th.

This is an open event, so everyone is invited to come and join. Bring your family and friends to help clean the beach, watch awesome surfers compete and enjoy some fun in the sun in beautiful Surf City, California.

The Award Ceremony will feature live music from The Ramsey Brothers Band and a raffle/drawing for a brand new Catch Surf Surfboard, plus other cool stuff from event sponsors.

Event Details:

RRR Surf Off: 8am-4:30pm

Education and Beach Cleanup: 8am-12noon

Award Ceremonies: 6pm-11pm Cruisers Pizza 210 5th St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648


Press Contact:

Seth Matson - President
Drains to Ocean - Protecting the Ocean, One Drain at a Time 



**Drains to Ocean is a Non-Profit 501c3 tax-exempt organization. Federal Identification Number: 47-4001641




Fairview Park - Earth Day Cleanup - April 20th


Join us for a fun day in Costa Mesa on Earth Day at Fairview Park on April 20th from 9am-12noon.

Come celebrate mother Earth with the City and partner organizations at Goathill Junction. Educational exhibits, local environmental non-profits, hikes, and fun.

Participating booths include:

  • Fairview Park Steering Committee discussing future plans for the Park

  • Coyote Program with CMPD and USFWS

  • Banning Ranch Conservancy

Activities include:

  • Teens Give Back Day restoration activity with ICRE

  • OCME train rides, crafts, and Easter bunny photo opportunities

  • Wetlands walk with an Endemic biologist

  • Bird Walk with a Sea & Sage Audubon member

  • Park Clean-up at Fairview & Talbert Regional Park with Drains To Oceans

What to Bring?

Nothing, we will have all the supplies you need. There is a beautiful park you can have lunch in, so pack a lunch and enjoy the day after the cleanup!


You will want to park across the street at Goathill Junction (where the train is) or, there are other parking lots and you will be directed to them if Goathill lot is full. Look for the Blue Drains to Ocean tents to signup and get your cleanup supplies.

Community Hours available!

More info: info@drainstoocean.org


Dory Deli - Drains to Ocean Beach Cleanup October 7th!

Dory Deli - Drains to Ocean Beach Cleanup October 7th!
Save the date! 
The whole community of #NewportBeach is coming together to support clean beaches.  We would love to see you there!
Dory Beach Clean-Up is coming up on Sunday, October 7th & Drains to Ocean will be there to help.
Complimentary coffee and hot cocoa for the whole family.  #Repost@dorydeli with @get_repost @drainstoocean @surfridernewportbeach


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! 

RRR Surf Off Beach Cleanup - May 19th @ 9th St. Huntington Beach

Come join our Beach Cleanup at 9th St. /PCH in Surf City – Huntington Beach, on Saturday, May 19th from 8am – 12noon.

Entry: FREE Parking on numbered Streets. Paid Metered parking is available on both sides of PCH near 9th St.

What to bring?: Work gloves, Reusable Bags or Buckets, Water and Sunblock. D2O can provide bags/gloves if needed (limited supplies)

Look for the Blue Drains to Ocean Tent on the sand at 9th St. / PCH. at the Reduce Reuse Recycle Surf Off Surfing event. More info at www.rrrsurfoff.com and www.drainstoocean.org

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

NOTE: You do not need to confirm to us, just show up. You can click the I want to Help button if you have a question (rain or shine)

Come watch the surfing event after the cleanup. 8am-4:30pm (free)

We are having an Eco-Artshow/Award Ceremonies/Live Music at Cruisers HB on 5th St. at 6pm-11pm.


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

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


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):
(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.




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)