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As surfers, we are keenly in tune with the subtle changes that occur in the ocean and at the beach. Whether we’re looking at the perfect west swell at a point break,watching sandbars melt under the power of a winter storm or noticing something funky floating in the water, we see the ocean as a living entity – and where the ocean meets land, a delicate environment.

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At Surfclass, our commitment to the environment is one we take seriously. Each year we participate in local beach cleanups and we regularly engage in water testing efforts. We support local nonprofits like 4-H Club, Surfrider Foundation and the Groundswell Society. We’re also a member of 1% For the Planet, an organization that allows us to commit 1% of every dollar we make to nonprofit organizatons that promote ocean conservation, restoration and education.
The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots, non-profit, environmental organization that works to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches. Founded in 1984, Surfrider Foundation's most important coastal environmental work is carried out by Surfrider Foundation's 60 chapters located along the East, West, Gulf, Puerto Rican, and Hawaiian coasts. Our Philosophy: It's simple: The ocean can no longer be used as a dump. Heal the Ocean is attacking all sources of ocean pollution. Our Course of Action: We follow a basic premise: instead of lobbying the government for action on ocean-pollution issues, we study the problem ourselves and recommend practical solutions. We undertake scientific studies to identify sources of pollution - from leaking sewer pipes, offshore sewage disposal, leaking coastal landfills or septic systems. We test for viruses in the ocean, creeks and groundwater to determine if human sources of pollution are present, and what are the likely sources.

In cooperation with Santa Barbara County, Heal the Ocean pioneered both the use of environmental DNA testing and virus testing in the local area. We have commissioned numerous engineering studies and environmental assessments to determine the cost and feasibility of replacing septic systems, upgrading sewage treatment plants and installing stormwater treatment technology. We have found that once the problem is known and cleanup costs are understood, the public is eager to move forward with cleanup, and more willing to pay the price. /
Mission Surfers Without Borders is a humanitarian aid organization dedicated to creating Projects that Teach Environmental Awareness, Reduce Ocean Pollution, Promote Sustainable Development, and Foster Good Relations between Surfers and Coastal Communities around the world.

Surfers WIthout Borders believe that a dedicated group of individuals can change the course of environmental destruction and cultural intolerance. We serve as ambassadors for an ever growing, global group of concerned athletes and activists.

Ventura, California. Close to Rincon, one of California's best point breaks, along with stellar surfing at Emma Wood and Solimar-just far enough from Los Angeles and close enough to Santa Barbara. It's a great place to meet on beautiful uncrowded beaches. There is a great local vibe in the water with everyone sharing the stoke. Ventura hosted the first prize-money surfing contest (in 1965), and it was here that three-time world champ Tom Curren and the "phun hog/tube junkies" Malloy brothers perfected their moves. Ventura's cool old downtown-wedged up against the foothills a few blocks from the Pacific-is packed with eateries, thrift shops, and bookstores. For more information Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau.

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