July 13, 2015

“Protect” Pop Up Art Exhibition

Protect Postcard Invitation

Support the Surfrider Foundation of Charlotte by attending the opening night reception of Protect, a pop up art exhibition at Sycamore Brewing on August 6, 2015 from 7-9 PM. Protect will showcase 10-15 pieces of art that represent the nature and landscape of North Carolina giving you an opportunity to admire our picturesque state in an artistic format.

The opening night reception will provide a forum to bring awareness to the community of the harmful effects of pollution and the damages it is causing.

The event will feature local flair including complimentary appetizers provided by Reid’s Fine Foods and live music. Craft beer handmade by local brewery owners and a variety of wine options will be available for purchase at Sycamore. Net proceeds from artwork sales to benefit the Surfrider Foundation of Charlotte.

If you are unable to attend the opening night reception, the exhibition will be on display August 6-9, 2015 during Sycamore Brewing regular hours of operation.

A big thank you to all of our sponsors including JWV Artists, Reid’s Fine Foods, Sycamore Brewing, Roots Farm Food and HKTK.

For more information, please contact chair@charlotte.surfrider.org.


June 9, 2015

International Surfing Day 2015

It’s easy to take the beaches and waves for granted every time you go to drop in a wave. But if we want to protect our ocean and waves, we need your help!  Remember it all starts inshore, and our lakes and rivers flow to the ocean.  Plus, who wants to play in a dirty lake?  In it’s 11th year, Surfrider chapters across the globe will be celebrating all things surf with International Surfing Day 2015.  This year the Charlotte chapter has two killer events, bringing the stoke of our great sport to the Queen City.

Start your day out with a wakesurf session on Lake Norman with the crew from Charlotte Ski Boats.  If you have never tried this, now is your chance to get pulled behind a Mastercraft and drop in on some waves.  From newbies to the pros, they will have you up in no time and gettin wet.  For a $50 donation, you will receive a membership to the chapter, a HKTK rashguard and the wakesurf session.  Already a member?  No problem, for just a $35 donation you will get the HKTK rashguard and the surf session.  These are all fully deductible at the end of the year on your taxes and your generous donation will help keep our waters clean and safe for all to enjoy.  Space is limited so hurry and sign up now.

Topping off the day, we will be heading to Tiki Hideaway in Charlotte for a surf themed party.  This new Polynesian inspired bar is the perfect spot to host such a party.  Live music, raffles and killer drink specials are just a few of the things we have on tap.  The party starts at 5 and goes until whenever they kick us out.  RSVP here to claim your spot.

WOD 2015
June 8, 2015

World Oceans Day Cleanup

This past Saturday, we partnered with Sea Life Aquarium for our World Oceans Day lake cleanup.  A team of over 50 volunteers cleaned up the shores of Mountain Island Lake at the Historic Latta Plantation, pulling in over 150 pounds of garbage.  As usual, the most common items were plastic bottles, cigarette butts, fishing line and plastic bags.  Activists found a 50 pound piece of Styrofoam and large plastic piece of tubing, among other items.  Mountain Island Lake is the source for drinking water for Charlotte and the surrounding area and used by many as a place to fish, boat, kayak and swim. IN our 2nd annual World Oceans Day event with Sea Life, our goal is educate and bring awareness to Charlotteans around the need to keep not only our watershed clean, but our environment as a whole.  Without the Ocean, there is no life, and we are all connected.  The waters we love to play in around here all flow to the Atlantic, so our actions create a huge impact on what we see down the line.  Be sure to join us for our next cleanup and see how you can get involved.

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