WORLD SURFING RESERVES ANNOUNCES SANTA CRUZ DEDICATION

On December 12, 2011 World Surfing Reserves posted a global press release announcing April 28, 2012 as the dedication date of the new Santa Cruz World Surfing Reserve. Formation of a “Local Stewardship Council” to protect the reserve was also announced. SEA’s West Coast Environmental Projects Director, Jim Littlefield Chairs the LSC. “I’m honored to […]

SEA’S POLICY ON EXPANDING OFF-SHORE OIL DRILLING

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]