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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




Wise Fool, Statements Magazine Fundraiser and Awareness Campaign for Drains to Ocean

Please Join us at Surf City's Charity Celebration to prevent Ocean Pollution:

In light of last week's nearby spill of 2.4 million gallons of raw sewage into our Ocean, Getwise Fool Clothing is throwing a charity event for the ages with 100% proceeds benefiting local environmental nonprofit Drains to Ocean. Click on this event link to let us know if you can make it or not


What better time or place to take action than Surf City, USA
during the US Open of Surf?!

Come join WiseFool, Statements Magazine, Drains to Ocean, all our amazing local artists & co-sponsors at Rainwater Gallery & Event Center for a full day full of Ocean-Friendly activities, festivities, fundraising & free gifts!

12pm - Drains to Ocean Street Clean (Meet at 6th & PCH)
2pm - FREE Yoga Class & Fuel Organic Juice Delivery Mimosas
3pm - Live Music, Local Artist Showcase & Silent Auction

VIP EVENTS (Minimum $10 Donation Requested - 21+)
5pm - Tapa That Food Truck & Four Sons Brewing Tasting
7pm - Private Charity Concert featuring Cali Conscious

FREE VIP Entry, Drink Specials & Bottle Service at Killarney Pub & Grill

1st 50 Guests to donate $10+ receive a Free WiseFool Gift Bag!

Local Artist Showcase: Last Chance to browse & buy Local Artists' Original & Printed Pieces on display for 1 final night!

Visit www.drainstoocean.org to see all the wonderful Ocean Advocacy your $10+ donation will help our friends Drains to Ocean accomplish.

Much love & many thanks to our entire Local Community for caring about & contributing to the Health of our Mother Ocean!

Get Wise. Stay Foolish. Good Life.


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

Drains to Ocean is a grass roots, non-profit organization with a mission to keep pollution from flowing into our rivers, lakes, and oceans. 


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.