Highlights from International Surfing Day on St. Pete Beach

The following morning started with a Yoga experience by Mike Meehan on Upham Beach and volunteers pulled up their sleeves to clean up trash. Co-sponsored by Lenny’s Surf Shop, over fifty pounds of trash was collected with awards given out to most unique, amount collected, and largest piece of trash found. Following the cleanup, Surfrider members met up with the Suncoast Surf Shop to participate in a demo of one of the gulf coast’s fastest growing water sports: stand up paddle boarding.

[image-1]Overall, ISD 2010 was a complete success not only for the volunteers, artists, surf shops, and bands, but for the community as a whole.

For more information on Suncoast Surfrider Foundation’s future events visit their website. www.suncoastsurfrider.org.

For International Surfing Day, the Suncoast Chapter Surfrider Foundation hosted events ranging from a mini Gulf Coast Concert Tribute, beach cleanup, and Sup Demo. Founded by Surfing Magazine and the Surfrider Foundation, ISD dedicates one day out of the year focusing on Surfing and surfers' local communities.

Last Saturday, the Surf Shack on St. Pete Beach put on an all day concert complete with four local bands, giveaways, and donated a ZAP skimboard for the local Suncoast chapter to raffle off. Also raffled off were two Jack Johnson tickets and a surf board painted by local artist Cheeta Chad (Chad Ruis). The Surfboard paint scheme was inspired by the events of the Deepwater oil spill disaster.

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