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Surfrider NYC x Patagonia Bowery, Wednesday, December 12th


Come out for some holiday cheer before the season of ice cream headaches is fully upon us.

We’ll be hanging with Patagonia crew, recapping our campaigns and programs from this past year and planning what direction we’re heading in 2019.

Refreshments from our friends at Rockaway Brewing Co will be served.

Plus, don’t forget to bring any Patagonia gear you need to be repaired.

Also, Ross wants to hear your best winter surf story. Find me and spin a yarn.

When: Dec 12, 2018, 5:00-8:00pm
Where: Patagonia Bowery, 313 Bowery St. NYC, New York


Beach Cleanup with Costa Sunglasses, Rockaway 67th Street, Saturday, November 10th

Join us for a late Fall beach cleanup with our new partner Costa Sunglasses.

Have you been to the beach in late Fall? The air is crisp, the beaches are empty and it’s  a great time to get some sunshine (beat that pesky Seasonal Affect Disorder) and go for a productive walk.

We’ll be meeting at Beach 67th Street in Rockaway at noon. The day will begin with a quick kickoff at our blue tent with some instructions and any recent news we may have to share. From there, we’ll let you loose to purge the beach of trash like plastic, cigarette butts, lost fishing gear and whatever other treasures you find!

Definitely check the weather and dress more warmly than you may anticipate, as it’s always a few degrees cooler at the beach. But once we get moving, you can shed some layers and hopefully the sun is out.

The cleanup is in honor of Costa’s 35th Anniversary and they are hosting 35 beach cleanups around the country.

From the city or boroughs, you can take the A train to Beach 67th Street.

Yew! See you other there.

Saturday, November 10th, 12pm-2pm
Beach 67th Street Rockaway

NYC Chapter Meeting, Patagonia Bowery, Tuesday, October 30th

Join us for our monthly meeting and talk about our latest campaigns. We’ll be joined by guest speaker, Paul Sieswerda of Gotham Whale. Paul has been an integral part of monitoring marine life in the New York Bay and has great knowledge about the return of seals, dolphins, and whales to the area.

Paul will be speaking about their Omega Commercial Fishing campaign and Spot A Whale initiative. Plus he has a lot of beautiful photos too (Gotham Whale’s Instagram).

Beer donated by Nica Craft Brew.

Tuesday, October 30th, 6:30-8:30pm
Patagonia Bowery
313 Bowery
New York, NY 10003

Never Town Screening with Wayne Lynch, Wednesday, October 24th

Part surf film, part conservation film, Never Town takes a journey along some wild coastlines and talks with the people fighting to keep them wild. Filmed along the Southern Ocean coasts of Australia, it’s an exploration of what these places mean to surfers… and what surfers are willing to do to save them.

“We mythologised these places.
We lose them and we lose ourselves.”
-surf pioneer, Wayne Lynch

Wayne Lynch will be there in person! If you don’t know who he is, you’re in for a treat. Wayne is an icon of 60’s and 70’s surfing and helped lead the shortboard evolution — and he’s got the stories to back it up. He’ll speak on behalf of the film and its initiatives.

Join us for a fun evening, thanks to Patagonia Bowery, which will include info about Surfrider NYC’s latest initiatives and a raffle for swag.

This event is free but it is first come, first serve so get there early to make sure you get a seat!

Cold beverages will be served up by Rockaway Brew Co

Wednesday, October 24th, doors open at 7pm, film at 8pm
Patagonia Bowery
313 Bowery
New York
NY, 10003

International Coastal Cleanup w/ RWA

Date: 11am-3pm, Saturday, Sept. 15th
Location: Beach 68th st., then Rockaway Brewing Co.

‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year – waves and warm water. To kick it off, we’ll be hosting a beach cleanup, but not just any cleanup. This is an International event which began over 30 years ago and has now grown to include over 100 countries.

Of course, we’ll be celebrating our efforts with an afterparty at Rockaway Brewing Co. So make sure to swing by and hoist a few Kolschtal Defenders with your fellow ocean-lovers.

Full schedule coming soon!

Package Free x Surfrider NYC Beach Cleanup and After-Party

Date: 12pm, Saturday, August 25th 

Come on out for a late summer beach cleanup with our friends from the Package Free Shop in Brooklyn. They’ve organized a fun day for their supporters, and we plan to tag team the efforts. We’ll begin our trash forage at Beach 68th street at 12pm. Bags and gloves will be provided. Once we finish, there’ll be an opportunity to go for a surf or hangout, while we sort recyclables, weigh our haul and breakdown our station.

At 4pm, we’ll load up on a bus and head to Riis Park for our Monthly Chapter Meeting and to turn up the party with rum cocktails from The Naked Turtle. Festivities will wrap up around 7pm.

Beach 68th Street can be accessed by A Train or by car.

We have a winner! There’s a party. Rockaway Brewery, Friday, August 10th, 8pm

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Rockaway Brewing Co. is hosting a party and you’re invited. Woo! We’ll be gathering to celebrate the winning name and release of their latest brew, a Kolsch, honoring Surfrider NYC. How’d it all go down? After tapping into collective creative efforts, @pgdukes, dropped the winning submission, Kolschtal Defender. Bravo! Sounds like a fun way to kick off the weekend.


Single-Use Plastic Panel Discussion, Patagonia Bowery, Wed, August 1st, 7:30-9:30 PM

Join us for a discussion with Becky Mendoza, Leah Dawson and Anna Santoro of Changing Tides Foundation about ways to reduce single-use plastics in your life. Panel will also include Nikita Scott (Surfrider NYC) and George Povell (All Our Energy). After the discussion we’ll watch SameSeas, a short film about women and sustainability in the developing world. Cold beer from Rockaway Brewing Company, anyone? It’s all free!

Williams Pipeline Canvassing in Rockaway, Saturday, July 14th

Calling all activists! We’ll be going door-to-door at Ocean Bay Projects in Far Rockaway on July 14th to inform the residents about the Williams pipeline and ask for their support in this fight. Since these buildings are right on the shore, the residents will be impacted most by this project, yet they may not even be aware of it. That is where we come in.


Where: Ocean Bay Projects, 430-439 Beach 54th St. Arverne, NY – one of the largest housing developments in Far Rockaway

Timing: 11AM meet time. We’ll do some pre-training (no need to have any canvassing experience), then everyone will receive assigned units. We’ll wrap up at about 2pm.

Please mark your calendars and invite a friend or a neighbor to join us! The more volunteers that come out, the more residents we can reach. This is a great opportunity to do some grassroots activism to help fight against the Williams pipeline!

Chapter Meeting at Saturdays NYC, Wednesday, June 20th, 7-9pm

Come out to our June chapter meeting, kindly hosted by Saturdays NYC – in their beautiful outdoor space with guest speaker and WCT Big Wave Surfer, Will Skudin and Jen Hanono!

We’ll be sharing our plans for Summer 2018 and providing updates on our critical campaigns: 1) Williams Pipeline and 2) Offshore Drilling.

We’ll also discuss the progress of our ongoing programs like Ocean Friendly Gardens and the Rockaway Surfing for the Environment Youth program. Find out how you can get involved!

Special thanks to Nicaragua Craft Beer Co. for kindly providing beverages!

Saturdays NYC
31 Crosby St.

Follow @SaturdaysNYC here

14th Annual International Surfing Day – Surf, Sand and Suds! Saturday, June 16th, 12-4pm

For 364 days of the year we all work to protect our coasts. On one day, International Surfing Day, we take a moment to celebrate the impact we’ve made, the campaigns we’ve won and the beaches we’ve protected.

This International Surfing Day spread the joy, excitement and pure stoke that the beach and surfing give by helping us reach our goal to bring 1 million people to the beach worldwide on June 16th.

We’ll be set up  at Beach 90th Street with a bunch of softtop surfboards available for use (free!). We’re asking all attendees to help show the beach some TLC by doing a beach cleanup during the day – bags and gloves will be available all day. Our bags are reused from Rockaway Brewing Company – they are the grain bags for our beach cleanups!

At 4 p.m. we’ll move the party over to Low Tide Bar, right on the boardwalk at Beach 97th Street. Everyone who participates in cleaning our beach will receive a drink ticket for a free beverage from our Partner Rockaway Brewing Company.

Our friends from Patagonia Bowery will be joining us, and we’ll have ocean-friendly sunscreen from Raw Elements available for you to try.

Note that we are aware of the Rockaway beach closures and have planned accordingly.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jason:

Beach Cleanup in Rockaway with OutdoorFest, Saturday, June 9th, 1:30pm

As the weather warms, New Yorkers flock to the beaches, leaving behind lots of trash. Additionally, plastics bags, garbage, and microplastic wash in from the ocean. Let’s work together to make sure that trash doesn’t make it back into our waterways, into marine ecosystems, and into our food! After the cleanup, we’ll weigh the trash to help measure the impact of your efforts.

Please be sure to RSVP to the Eventbrite


We will provide gloves and bags. Please wear sunscreen, sand-friendly shoes, and clothing that can get dirty. Reusable water bottles are *highly* recommended. Bathrooms will be available nearby.


Getting here is super simple using the MTA. You can take the A train straight to Beach 67th Street, hop off and walk toward the ocean. You’ll see our tent set up and we’ll kick everyone off with directions and information. If you’re driving, there’s limited street parking.

Hands Across The Sand, Saturday, May 19, 2018

Please join us for Hands Across the Sand 2018! Hosted by Surfrider Foundation NYC, Greenpeace NYC, Oceana, Clean Ocean Action and Locals Surf School.

We will be joining hands on land and sea to symbolize our opposition to the fossil fuel infrastructure and exploration that is threatening our coastline – the Williams NESE pipeline and new offshore drilling.

11am – gather on the beach at B69

11:30am – Rally – hear from speakers on the issues we are taking action on

12pm – Hands Across the Sand & paddle out – join hands on land and sea

12:15pm – Beach clean up – show your beach some love!

1:30pm – Post event hang out at Rockaway Brewing Company.

We will be providing FREE transportation to the event! 9AM pickup from Patagonia Bowery, and 9:30AM pickup from Union Pool, Williamsburg BK. Transportation back to Brooklyn and Manhattan will be at 5:30 from Rockaway Brewing. Use the link below to reserve your spot on the bus!

Please send any questions to