International Surfing Day

International Surfing Day

International Surfing Day, held annually on or near the date of the summer solstice [ Surf's up] by Jen Ingan, New Times, Strokes and Plugs, June 19, 2008, access date June 27, 2008] — usually June 20 [ About] , International Surfing Day, access date June 25, 2008] (the 21st of June on leap years) — is an unofficial, environmentally-conscious sports-centered holiday that celebrates the sport of surfing and the surfing lifestyle and the sustainability of ocean resources. [ The Third Annual International Surfing Day is back Friday June 20th] , by Nicole DeJesus, access date June 27, 2008] [ International Surfing Day Clean Up Set for June 21] , By Jenna Ishii, 6/9/2008, Hawaii Reporter, access date June 27, 2008] The holiday has been criticized for being overly corporate. [ International Surfing Day and NASCAR?] , by Jay DiMartino,, access date June 25, 2008] Contests and prizes [ International Surfing Day announces challenges & prizes] , SurfersVillage, 16 June, 2008, access date June 27, 2008] are also part of the celebration with surfing related industries donating prizes such as surfboards and wetsuits. [ International Surfing Day Gets Challenging] , Surfline, Press Release, June 16, 2008, access date June 26, 2008] Another purpose of the celebration is to promote the popularity of surfing and attracting new participants.en icon & fr icon [ Surfing Day celebrated on beaches throughout Europe/UNE VAGUE SANS FRONTIERES !] , June 25, 2008, Surfers Village, access date June 30, 2008]


Established in 2004 [ projects focus of Surf Day petition] , by Sarah Webster,, June 22, 2008, access date June 25, 2008] by "Surfing Magazine" [ O.C., A.C. celebrate surfing 'holiday' today] by Jon Coen, For The Press/, June 20, 2008, access date June 25, 2008] [ International Surfing Day Gets Challenging] , June 16, 2008, access date June 25, 2008] and The Surfrider Foundation, International Surfing Day is a world-widees icon [ Conciencia ecológica en el Día Mundial del Surf] , La Capital (newspaper), access date June 27, 2008] celebration of the sport of surfing. The day is observed with surf contests, barbecues, [ On The Sidelines] , Newport News Times, June 20, 2008, access date June 27, 2008] film screenings and other surf-related activities. Surfers also use the day to give back to the environment by organizing beach clean-ups, [ Surfers have global mission] , SeaCoastOnline, access date June 22, 2008] [,0,6735567.story Lake Worth: International Surfing Day to be marked at city beach] , June 16, 2008, Lake Worth Sun-Sentinel, access date June 26, 2008] [ Harbor gets a Surfing Day cleanup] , by Rachale Gehrlein, June 25, 2008, access date June 26, 2008] dune and other habitat restoration and other activities such as lobbying to maintain the recreation areas in California where surfing occurs, or Naupaka planting in Hawaii. [ Surfrider Foundation hosts Hookipa cleanup] , The Maui News, June 18, 2008, access date June 27, 2008] Direct action was used by form of protest on this day in England to express opposition to sewage in the waters of the Gold Coast; a precarious problem for many surfers who become infected by the bacteria from open wounds from sports related injuries. [ SAS celebrate International Surfing Day at the Gold Coast Festival] , 20 June, 2008, access date June 27, 2008]

Extent of celebrations

International Surf Day events have been held on all populated continents including South America where it is celebrated in Argentina, Brazil, [ International Surfing Day Event Locations] , SurfriderTheMag, access date June 27, 2008] and Peru. Also in the Southern Hemisphere the holiday is observed in the Oceanian nations of Australia [ News International Surfing Day] by Richard Hardy, June 19, 2008, Drift Surf Magazine, access date June 26, 2008] and New Zealand. The day is also widely observed in the American state of Hawaii, also in Oceania.

In North America the surfing day is most widely observed and celebrations may be found in Canada, Costa Rica, the French Antilles, El Salvador, [ El Salvador Takes International Surfing Day To New Heights] , by Emilia Estrada, Surfing Magazine, access date June 27, 2008] Mexico,es icon [ El viernes 20 de Junio se celebra el Día Internacional del Surf 2008] , by Carlos Cohen, Surfeando, 18 June 2008, access date June 27, 2008] and in the majority of coastal states of the United States, Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Maine, Texas, New Jersey, [ Brick Beach III to hold International Surf Day] , Brick Township Bulletin, access date June 26, 2008] California, Oregon, South Carolina, [ International Surfing Day on Friday - Summer of Surf Celebration This Weekend on Folly Beach] , Moultrie News, June 18, 2008, access date June 27, 2008] Florida, [ Justin Beard: Board Meeting] , by Justin Beard, June 19, 2008, access date June 27, 2008] and Georgia. [ ESA Georgia Surf Contest This Weekend] , TransWorldSurf, June 24, 2008, access date June 25, 2008]

After North America the observance has the most popularity in Europe: including in most of the coastal European Union and it is held by surf enthusiasts in France, Italy, the United Kingdom [including England and Cornwall] , Portugal, Spain, and Belgium. Further European celebrations are held in Norway, in addition to many of the EU nations overseas possessions.

In Africa, the two French territories of: Réunion and Mayotte hold annual festivities alongside Morocco, Ghana,Fact|date=July 2008 the Spanish insular area of the Canary Islands and South Africa. The day has also taken hold in some Asian countries like Israel, Japan, and Korea.Fact|date=July 2008

ee also

*Earth Day
*Go Skateboarding Day


External links

* [ International Surfing Day] Official website:* Official [ MySpace] page

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