Monthly Meetings: 4th Monday of every Month @ 7 PM unless otherwise posted.
Next monthly meeting at 6 PM on Monday, April 28 @ Lake Padden by the tennis courts. Join us to plan out beach cleanups and other events while we paddle around the lake! Come with your boards or boats and we’ll splash around the lake together!
Be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming events:
Monthly Meeting: Paddle Party! Monday, April 28th 6 PM at Lake Padden:
Meet us with your SUP board, kayak, canoe, or whatever your favorite way is to paddle around the lake at the tennis courts. We’ll briefly go over chapter updates while we do a lap or two around the lake.
Saturday, May 17th: Locust/Whirlwind Beach Cleanup 1 pm – 3 pm
Join NWS, Ikkatsu, NSAK, the Kite Paddle Surf Shop, and the MRC as we kick off the beach cleanup season at Locust Beach! We’ll provide beach cleanup materials, so all you need to do is show up between 1 and 3 and help us out as we track beach litter. We will be meeting at the Bellingham Community Kiteboarding Center located in the parking lot on the right off Locust Ave. If you arrive after 1:30, come find us on the beach! We will also be participating in Hands Across the Sand, so join in for the photo op in solidarity against coal and crude oil exports!
Saturday, May 17th: Secrets of Augustine at 7 pm
This film is sure to inspire you in many ways! Join us at the Fireplace Room at the Fairhaven Library. After the release of “The Roadless Coast” last year, where they paddled along our coasts exploring and documenting tsunami debris, the Ikkatsu Project set off from their Washington home-state to Alaska to make a sequel. “Secrets of Augustine” is a documentary that captures their trip to the remote volcanic island of Augustine, located in Cook’s Inlet in south-central Alaska. You’ll just have to come watch it to see how it goes and what they find!
May 25th: Car-free Ski to Sea!
Be sure to cheer on Team Surfrider as they compete again in the car-free category! We care about reducing our impact on the watershed so much that we’re willing to bike 100s of miles over the weekend to compete in this awesome race! If you are interested in being on the team (we have a slot of two left), email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly Meeting: Planning Work Party! Monday, May 26th 7 PM at Boundary Bay Brewery:
Come on out to our monthly meeting and see what our chapter’s up to and how you can get involved! We’ll be planning out details for World Oceans Day and International Surfing Day in June.
Sunday June 8th: World Oceans Day Paddle Out, noon at Boulevard Park:
After the success of last year, we’re doing it again! Join us to celebrate World Oceans Day and paddle out for the cause- we need to protect our oceans from the risks posed by things such as coal and crude oil exports among many other things. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to this event!
Friday, June 20th: International Surfing Day (ISD)
More details to come, but save the date for this year’s ISD! Always guaranteed a fun time! We’ll watch some surf films and give out some prizes and drink some beverages. You won’t want to miss this! Note that this will take the place of our monthly meeting for June.
Saturday, July 5th Beach Cleanup at Whirlwind/Locust Beach, 10 am – 1 pm
The day after Independence Day, there tends to be an exceptional accumulation of debris along our beaches. Join NWS and the MRC as we we cleanup the aftermath at our favorite local beach. We’ll provide beach cleanup materials, so all you need to do is show up between 10 and 1 and help us out as we cleanup and track beach litter. We will be meeting at the Bellingham Community Kiteboarding Center located in the parking lot on the right off Locust Ave. If you arrive after 10:30, come find us on the beach!
Be sure to stay tuned for announcements about our upcoming meetings and events! There’ll be paddles, film nights, pint nights, surf trips, and more!