Surfrider Foundation Is Thirsty For Your Photos

Surfrider Foundation Is Thirsty For Your Photos

Get Ready For International Surfing Day With "Thirsty Thursdays" Instagram Contest & A Chance To Win A Firewire Surfboard

San Clemente, CA (May 23, 2013) – In anticipation of International Surfing Day on Thursday, June 20th, the Surfrider Foundation is hosting a month-long "Thirsty Thursday" Instagram contest to get supporters pumped for the annual celebration. For the next four Thursdays, Surfrider Foundation is thirsty for ocean, wave, beach, surf and environmental shots for a chance to win a Firewire surfboard.

Here is the rundown: "Thirsty Thursday" is an Instagram photo challenge. The contest will kick off on May 30th, and the last chance to enter will be on ISD, June 20th. Each Wednesday, Surfrider Foundation will announce on its Facebook page and on the types of images they are thirsty for that week.

Then on Thursday, all supporters have to do is snap a picture capturing that theme, post it on Instagram, and tag it with @Surfrider and #ISD. To be considered for one of the weekly prizes or the grand prize, photos need to be submitted between 6AM and 3PM PST. Each Friday, the top three challenge winners will receive an awesome prize pack, courtesy of Surfrider.

Following the final "Thirsty Thursday" of the series on June 20th, one grand prize winner will be selected from the 12 weekly winners and will receive a Firewire surfboard.

"When thinking of International Surfing Day activations that would encompass the international community, we decided to go mobile," said Laura Lee, Surfrider Foundation Director of Marketing & Communication. "By hosting an Instagram contest, we'll be able to get a glimpse into the lives of supporters worldwide and see how they are getting pumped for ISD."

For more information on "Thirsty Thursday," visit

About Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit

About International Surfing Day
International Surfing Day is a worldwide celebration of the sport of surfing and an opportunity to give back to our coastal environments through various events organized by the Surfrider Foundation. Founded in 2005 by Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine, International Surfing Day has gone from just a handful of local observances in the United States to more than 200 events in 30 countries worldwide. For more information on International Surfing Day, visit