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 […]


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 […]

Cardiff Beach Clean Up

On February 20th SEA sponsored the first in a series of local beach clean ups held at Cardiff State beach. SEA Executive Director Andrew Mencinsky organized and attended the clean up which produced approximately eight bags of trash and recycled materials which were removed from a 400-yard area of beach from the south side of […]


On June 2, 2010, Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle issued Executive Order 10-07 establishing two Hawaii Surfing Reserves on the island of Oahu. The order establishes the Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Reserve (surf breaks from the Ala Wai canal to Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium) and the North Shore Reserve (waves from Ali‘i Beach Park to Sunset Beach) […]


Here’s a story about surfers’ rights to access and scheduling oversights on huge public construction projects: specifically, the project informally known as “The Pleasure Point Seawall”. This site is located in Santa Cruz County, California and is surfed year-round by people of all ages.When SEA first looked over the proposed construction schedule for the project, we quickly noticed that […]