As part of efforts to protect waves around the world, Surfrider Foundation Europe (EU), Surfrider Foundation (US/INTERNATIONAL) Dr. Tony Butt (UK), in partnership with Save The Waves Coalition (US) Surfers Against Sewage (UK), Salvem o Surfer (PORT) and other partners, organized the first major international conference on the recognition of the value of the waves and their international … [Read more...]

Caution urged as sewage leaks into Hudson River

NEW YORK (AP) — Environmental officials urged swimmers and kayakers to stay out of New York City waters Thursday because a wastewater treatment plant disabled by fire was spewing millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Hudson River. Read More at: Yahoo News Read More at:  . … [Read more...]


In the continuing and frustrating national debate about potential oil drilling off the United States’ coasts the National Board of Directors of Surfers’ Environmental Alliance is strongly opposed to any new plans to open the Outer Continental Shelf to new Oil Drilling or related operations. We believe our position reflects the opinion of countless numbers of coastal residents along our country’s … [Read more...]

New rules proposed by Gov. Christie in regard to overall access

Governor Christie is proposing that each NJ Municipality make its own beach access rules. Current rules require public access points, restrooms, parking, etc at 1/4 mile intervals, especially if a town wants beach replenishment funding.  Before the state mandated uniform access rules, towns severely limited public access and surfers were sometimes arrested just for walking to / from the ocean. … [Read more...]

New beach replenishment issue

Monmouth Beach and possibly North Long Branch will begin another sand pumping project this fall. Congressman Pallone and Senator Menendez have successfully obtained millions of dollars from the federal government and Governor Christie is kicking in a few million more from the broke state of NJ to replenish most of Monmouth Beach. This will completely destroy the surfing and fishing that has just … [Read more...]


The Santa Cruz World Surfing Reserve was announced on March 3, 2011 at a press conference in Santa Cruz, California in front of the Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse and Surfing Museum overlooking Steamer Lane’s world-class waves. World Surfing Reserves Executive Director Dean LaTourette made the announcement in front of an enthusiastic crowd of surfers and well-wishers. Jim Littlefield, West … [Read more...]

Sea Bright Beach club access issue

SEA has contacted the news media about NJ beach access issues and is actively pursuing these issues with local politicians. For example, in Sea Bright, a new beachfront was developed via multiple tax funded beach replenishment programs. Beach clubs have since placed cabanas and no trespassing signs on this beach that was under the ocean before your tax dollars built it. In some cases armed guards … [Read more...]

Beach Replenishment

US ARMY CORPS of Engineers adopts Surfers' Environmental Alliance (SEA) design for modified beach replenishment project. For the better part of the last decade SEA activists, including the current acting executive director Andrew Mencinsky, have been working with local, state, and federal officials to modify the unnatural straight line design of beach fill projects. “Our position has been … [Read more...]

The 2nd Annual SEA NYC Paddle around Manhattan

I guess I just plain forgot.  I had forgotten about the pain.  I had forgotten about how long 28 miles is.  I guess I had forgotten everything negative about the whole darn thing.  I remembered when it was over how strong the sense of accomplishment was and the satisfaction that went with it.  But I forgot all the rest.  Then, a whole year later when we did it again, it slowly started to come back … [Read more...]

Chapter Building

We are pleased to support interested groups who are committed to establishing or expanding SEA chapters. We have prepared a draft charter which is authorized by the SEA board of directors based on location, degree of commitment and the submission of a plan to ground the chapter firmly, and will provide it with other materials, contact support and consultation. We are also pleased to hear … [Read more...]