Beach Cleanup

Philly Surf Crew teams up with the members of Jersey Shore Chapter of Surfrider to clean the beach in Asbury Park, NJ.  With the help of so many dedicated volunteers and the great people at Booskerdoo coffee, the cleanup brought in some great numbers: With upwards of 80 volunteers, 57 bags in total were collected with the debris breakdown as follows: Straws: 264 Cigarette Butts: 330 Bottle Caps: 226 Aluminum cans: 42 Balloons: 12 Glass Bottles: 15 Plastic Bottles: 72 Plastic »

Outreach: Leatherback Trust

Philly Surf Crew is very fortunate to have met Jay Black, former worker with the Leatherback Trust and we reached out to her in Philadelphia to help us set up a time with Christian to spend a morning volunteering and learning with the great people at the trust.  We opted to not walk the beach in the morning day sun and instead took the water ferry across the crocodile-infested watermouth where there was surprise, no taxi’s available to take us »

Wissahickon Cleanup hosted by United by Blue

With companies like REI and United By Blue teaming up to rally members to clean up the Wissahickon, Philly Surf Crew members attended to help clean alongside volunteers from several environmentally conscious groups in the Philadelphia area.  Big shout out to PSC members, Natalie and Heather who came out and put in work! By using river mud, cleanup volunteers are able to cover and eventually fade out the graffitti that covers some of concrete and metal pipes near Devil’s Pool.

Family Day with Surfrider

Members of Philly Surf Crew are proud to help out the Surfrider chapters whenever possible.  For this event held by the Jersey Shore Chapter, Philly Surf Crew members help provide boards to beginners and assist in the water with lessons and supervision! Shout out to the guys and gals in the water from Summertime Surf for getting everyone paddling, standing, and stoked for the whole day, you all are awesome!

Beach Sweep with Clean Ocean Action

The goal of Clean Ocean Action’s Beach Sweeps is to reduce and eliminate sources of litter by engaging people in volunteer efforts to clean beaches in New Jersey. During the bi-annual event, volunteers pick-up and remove debris, and record and calculate data about the debris. The data collected provides a legacy of information that can be used to identify sources of pollution, monitor trends, and discover and promote solutions. -CleanOceanAction For the sweep, almost 154,000 pieces of debris were recovered »

Dune Grass Planting w/ Surfrider

Philly Surf Crew supports local organizations that put time and effort into caring for the environment.  Surfrider’s Jersey Shore Chapter participates each year in a program that focuses on replenishing and replanting dune grass to stave off erosion and protect the beaches.

Women in the Waves

Philly Surf Crew’s, “Women in the Waves” initiative seeks to increase the number of women entering the sport by creating an atmosphere of learning that plays to individual strengths in a group setting. Group introduction to surf culture is critical to building a strong foundation of community minded instruction and a healthy respect for the ocean and the surrounding environment.