June 21 was a banner holiday. Even Pearl Jam tweeted "Happy first day of summer and International Surfing Day."
Hope you made the most of it. And while a lot of the talk was based around the Surfrider Foundation's all day Web-A-Thon membership drive, folks around the world took part in beach clean-ups, concerts, bbq's, and rallies. Everyone from the Colorado River Surfing Association to the crew at Kisamoon Beach in South Korea celebrated. Meanwhile Kelly Slater and Steph Gilmore, the two ambassadors of the day, Tweeted all day about not only what they were doing, but interesting points to think about.
@Kellyslater: "Surfers alarmed by a hwy going near Trestles bud don't seem upset about nuclear waste being dumped into the ocean."
In his interview, Slater mentioned how first world habits have a devistating effect on the third world. He's a class guy.
Overall, 1,877 people either joined or renewed their Surfrider Memberships."This year's International Surfing Day was a huge success on many levels," said Alexis Henry, Surfrider Foundation's Communications Manager. "We had over 130 events taking place in 22 countries worldwide, and with our partners TransWorld SURF and SME, produced our first-ever web-a-thon, helping us reach a much wider audience than in year's past and engage new supporters to not only go out and surf, but also protect our coastlines."
And of course, everyone tried to grab a few lines, no matter how small it was. You can watch the entire Web-A-Thon at the ISD website.