On June 20, 2009, surfers globally will wax their boards, paddle out and catch waves in honor of International Surfing Day.
Founded five years ago by the Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine, International Surfing Day unites surfers from around the world in celebration of the sport of surfing. As is tradition with the annual holiday, surfers will do their part to give back to our oceans, waves and beaches through various organized events such as clean-ups and restoration projects courtesy of the Surfrider Foundation.
“We are really excited to be celebrating International Surfing Day’s five year anniversary,” says Laura Mazzarella, Surfrider Foundation’s Marketing Manager. “The success and growth since the first celebration is phenomenal, and we look forward to continue growing and raising awareness in the years to come.”
In addition to over 100 coastal events taking place worldwide, various International Surfing Day sponsors will be hosting special “challenges,” that will allow the public to compete for prizes through various activities. In celebration of ISD’s 5th anniversary, there will be five on-site challenges: You Tube Challenge: Best ISD Influence Video, Most Unique Piece of Trash, Best Trash Sculpture, Costume Party: Best Costume While Riding a Wave, and Most Spots Surfed on ISD: Photo and/or Video Contest. ISD prize sponsorships will be announced shortly.
For more information on International Surfing Day, including challenges, events and participating chapters, please go to www.intlsurfingday.com.