WHEN: Sunday, October 3 from 9am to 1pm. Paddle to commence at approximately 10:30am.
WHERE: On the beach and in the water at Ocean Beach Pier
WHAT: Surfrider Foundation San Diego County’s 29th annual Paddle for Clean Water is a massive group paddle around the Ocean Beach pier to show solidarity for the protection of our precious coastline. The entire surfing, paddling and beach-loving community is invited to join this free, family-friendly event. The Paddle kicks off at 9am with a 30 min. beach yoga session and free breakfast for paddlers, followed by live music from Iron Sage Wood and T. Rexico. The paddle will occur at 1030am, followed by a group photo, presentations from Surfrider leaders, and a prize drawing featuring a surfboard as grand prize. Guests can also visit booths hosted by Surfrider volunteers and 10+ event sponsors and partners, including our presenting sponsor Fresh Clean Tees. Our emcee is local radio personality and longtime Surfrider supporter, Chris Cantore.
WHY: San Diego’s beaches are ours to enjoy and ours to protect. We all rely on clean water to safely swim, surf and play at the beaches we love. Sadly, over 1.5 million people get sick each year from polluted beaches in Southern California. San Diego’s stormwater infrastructure is outdated and underfunded, resulting in preventable health advisories every year. And cross-border pollution poses a constant danger to our South Bay communities. The Paddle brings awareness to the ongoing fight for clean water and healthy beaches in San Diego County, and highlights the critical work Surfrider and our coalition of partners is doing to ensure our coast is protected.
MORE: visit surfridersd.org or contact Mitch Silverstein (619) 736.7757 or firstname.lastname@example.org