OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – SEAL BEACH, Calif., April 1, 2008 – The Surfrider Foundation Huntington/Seal Beach Chapter to host Ohana "family" Day on Sunday, April 20th in Seal Beach from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ohana Day will be a fun filled, family beach day hosted by the Huntington/Seal Beach Chapter (HBSB) of Surfrider Foundation to bring friends and families out to the beaches for relaxation, fun and environmental education, in time for Earth Day.
Ohana Day is a great opportunity for families to come out for an enjoyable and educational day at the beach. Surfrider Foundation HBSB will have plenty of volunteers on hand to talk about simple things we can all do in our own homes to improve water quality at our beaches. In addition, families can take advantage of free surf lessons courtesy of M&M Surf School, interactive information on ocean pollution courtesy of Science 2 U, a body boarding clinic courtesy of Alternative Surf, a Coast Guard Helicopter Search and Rescue demonstration, a skateboard/BMX demonstration courtesy of Furnace and Main Street Cyclery, and a raffle featuring merchandise from a variety of supporting vendors in the beach communities. Friends and families are encouraged to bring their boards, beach chairs and a picnic lunch to enjoy a fun day at the beach!
HBSB Surfrider is looking forward to gathering local beach friends and families to share the environmental programs the chapter has developed. These programs include beach cleanups, water quality testing, creating ocean-friendly gardens, elementary education and “Butts Out”—a campaign to reduce the number of cigarette butt litter on our streets and beaches. All of these programs will be featured at Ohana Day – a great opportunity to get involved.
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide. For more information, check out the Web site HERE.