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Fifth annual International Surfing Day readies for June 20


International Surfing Day

Over 100 Events Scheduled To Take Place Globally on June 20

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 April, 2009 : - - San Clemente, Ca -- On June 20, 2009, surfers globally will wax their boards, paddle out and catch waves in honor of International Surfing Day presented by Monster Energy.
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

About Surfrider Foundation: The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Now in its 25th year, the Surfrider Foundation has grown from a small group of dedicated surfers in Malibu, California to a global movement made up of over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide.

About SURFING Magazine: Founded in 1964, SURFING Magazine is the global leader in coverage of progressive, international and competitive surfing. As the official magazine of the National Scholastic Surfing Association and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, SURFING continues to showcase Generation Now and the generations of the future. SURFING’s unique properties include International Surfing Day and Shaper of the Year. SURFING publishes 12 issues per year as well as the annual Swimsuit Special.

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