Surfers Across the Globe Unite to Celebrate Their Sport and Mother Ocean
On Thursday, June 21 surfers from across the globe will unite to celebrate International Surfing Day. The annual observance, now in its third year, was established to inspire waveriders everywhere to take a day to share and acknowledge their mutual love of surfing and our beach and ocean environments.
“This is a great opportunity for us surfers to celebrate our sport by simply doing what we love to do most – going surfing,” says Evan Slater, renowned big wave surfer and Editor of Surfing Magazine. “It’s also a great opportunity to remind everyone about the need and importance to protect our oceans, waves and beaches.”
As in previous years, the Surfrider Foundation is hosting beach clean-ups and other events in locations throughout the world.
“This year we are hosting over 75 beach clean-ups worldwide, including events in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Australia, Japan, Mexico, France, United Kingdom, Peru and elsewhere,” says Surfrider Foundation Executive Director Jim Moriarty.
For more information on International Surfing Day, including its history and supporters, please go to www.intlsurfingday.com.