Rise Above Plastics Update

Isla Vista Surfrider’s Rise Above Plastics team has been busy this year partnering with the Santa Barbara Chapter and Ocean Friendly Restaurants to help make local restaurants more environmentally conscious. RAP has been especially focused on working with Isla Vista restaurants to reduce their plastic straw usage and instead promote reusable metal straws. They have also fundraised by selling metal straws to Isla Vista residents and working to educate the community on the environmental damage caused by single-use plastics. Surfrider has also been working diligently to organize the annual Concert for the Coast, which will feature live music and local vendors committed to protecting the coast.


IV Surfrider Woodstock’s Fundraiser

Join us this Friday, May 18th from 5pm to 9pm at Woodstock’s in IV! Up to 25% of proceeds from your pitchers and pies will be directly donated to Isla Vista Surfrider. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your family! See you Friday, and be sure to show the flyer to the cashier during your purchase.

Concert for the Coast

We are hosting our 19th annual Concert for the Coast, FREE for all ages (no tickets required), featuring artists such as John Craigie, Cydeways, Matt Perko and Friends, Pookie, and West of Malbay! Cruise on over to Anisq’Oyo Park on Saturday, May 12th from 12:00-7:00 pm, and surround yourself with sunshine, good music, and awesome people who share a love for our coast!

Local vendors and organizations committed to protecting and enjoying our coasts will be there including Santa Barbara Woodfire Catering, Lido’s Salsa, Spindt Jewelry, Isla Vista Yoga, Greenhouse and Garden Project, and Excursion Club!

Additionally, we will have a grand raffle. You could win awesome prizes including a GoPro, Island Packers Trip, Slightly Stoopid tickets, Patagonia wetsuit, Excursion Club memberships, Guayaki Yerba Mate, and more! All raffle proceeds will be donated to Environmental Defense Center for the preservation of our Gaviota Coast.



Spring Quarter Beach Cleanups

Happy Spring quarter! Here’s our schedule for the upcoming beach clean-ups. We hope to see some familiar and new faces out there! As always, equipment and snacks are provided and we can sign off on community service!


Winter Quarter Beach Cleanups

The past two months have been extremely devastating and chaotic for Santa Barbara. The mudslides and big swells coming through have left TONS of trash on our shores. Come show your love for this beautiful town we call home and lend a hand at our beach cleanups this quarter! Dates shown below:

Meet us at Devereaux Beach stairs (far end of DP) from 11am-1pm on Sunday, January 28th for the first clean up of the new year. Hope to see you all there!


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