NH Surfrider Events – Meetup Website

PLEASE NOTE – NH Surfrider events are listed on our Meetup website:

NH Surfrider Meetup Group – NHSurfrider.org

Remember to sign up to receive email reminders about upcoming events.

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NH Surfrider Party – May 7, Portsmouth Gas Light Co.

NH Surfrider is holding its third annual fundraiser party on May 7th at the Gas Light Co. in downtown Portsmouth. This year’s event will feature live music, an amazing raffle, surf movies, and much more. Download the Poster

“This is a great event and our premier fundraiser for the year,” says Jamie McCallum of NH Surfrider. “We’re looking forward to a huge crowd and a fun night!”

The event, which starts at 8:00 pm, will feature a DJ and live music from area band Kings Highway. The event will be held upstairs in the nightclub space (21+) at The Portsmouth Gas Light Co. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door.

Also, over one thousand dollars worth of gear, gift cards and other prizes will be handed out during the evening’s raffle event. This includes donations of surfboards, wetsuits, massage packages, ski passes, and much more from sponsors including local surf shops, ski resorts, massage therapists, and surfboard builders.

Proceeds from this year’s event will go to support NH Surfrider, the Molly Rowlee Foundation and the Linda Jo Fund. NH Surfrider is a local chapter of the non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. The Molly Rowlee Foundation raises money for cancer research and the Linda Jo Fund raises money to support free surf lessons for underprivileged children.

“The surfing community is very generous and we’re delighted to include both of these causes in the evening,” explains McCallum. “A big thank you to all our sponsors and the Gas Light for supporting the event for a third year.”

Sponsors for the event include:

Portsmouth Gas Light Co
Cinnamon Rainbows
Liquid Dreams
Pioneers
Zapstix
Grain Surfboards
Summer Sessions
Avatar Massage and Fitness
Mount Sunapee Resort
Red Bull
Kona Brewery

Seabrook Beach Cleanups


NH Surfrider is teaming up with Zapstix to run beach cleanups at Seabrook in 2010. Volunteer at one or more cleanup to enter the free raffle to win a wetsuit from Zapstix.

Meet outside Zapstix – look for the NH Surfrider tent. The three dates are:

March 7, Sunday 1pm
May 9, Sunday 1pm
November 14, Sunday 1pm

Here’s a poster to stick on the fridge so you don’t forget!

Seabrook Beach Cleanups Poster


2010 Beach Cleanups and Surfboard Raffle

Cinnamon Rainbows and Ocean Minded are sponsoring the series of 2010 NH Surfrider Summer Beach Cleanups at The Wall and Jenness Beach with a free raffle for all participants.

Show up and help at any of the four cleanups to get your name in the surfboard raffle. Each time you register and help with the cleanups in April, June, July, and August, you get additional entries to the raffle.

The winner of the Cinnamon Rainbows Surfboard will be drawn in the raffle at the end of the August 7th cleanup, along with other winners for prizes from Ocean Minded and NH Surfrider.

Here are the 2010 dates and a poster to print and stick on the fridge. See you at the beach!

April 3 Saturday 9am – The Wall
June 12 Saturday 9am – The Wall
July 11 Sunday 8am – Jenness
August 7 Saturday 5pm – The Wall

Click here for the 2010 Surfboard Raffle Beach Cleanups Poster

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2010 Beach Cleanups

New Hampshire Beach Cleanups 2010

By participating in a beach clean up you are making direct and tangible improvements to the New Hampshire coastline as you pick up trash. It doesn’t get much easier than this!

Want to do more? Why not help run one of the cleanups in 2010. Email us or just ask one of the organizers at the next scheduled cleanup.

To join our email list for news, activities and events, just send us an email – nh at surfrider.org

Cleanup Dates, Times, and Locations

January 3Cancelled (snow/floods/blizzard)
February 6 – Saturday 10am The Wall
March 7 – Sunday 1pm Seabrook
April 3 – Saturday 9am The Wall
May 9 – Sunday 1pm Seabrook
June 12 – Saturday 9am The Wall
July 11 – Sunday 8am Jenness
August 7– Saturday 5pm The Wall
September 5 – Sunday 5pm Jenness
October 9 – Saturday 9am The Wall
November 14 – Sunday 1pm Seabrook
December 4 – Saturday 1pm The Wall

Where we meet
The Wall – meet across from Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Shop
Seabrook – meet at Zapstix Surf Shop
Jenness – meet at north end of the Jenness Beach car park

2010 Cleanup Poster

Here’s our 2010 cleanup poster NH Surfrider 2010 beach cleanups poster
It lists the dates and times for all the beach cleanups in 2010 so please print it out, put it on the fridge, spread the word, and find the time to help look after your ocean, waves, and local beaches.

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Open Meeting Invite – Jan 14

Over the last few weeks we’ve been busy planning NH Surfrider activities for 2010 and we need to figure out who will be leading the various activities. It’s the ideal opportunity to come along and get involved with the Chapter.

We’ve drawn up a long list of potential activities with various levels of involvement in four action areas:

– Awareness/Recruiting/Fundraising
– Education
– Water Quality Monitoring
– Beach Cleanup/Volunteer Programs

The meeting is on Thursday January 14 at the Blue Mermaid in Portsmouth. Starting at 6.30pm for a couple of hours.

www.bluemermaid.com
409 The Hill
Portsmouth, NH 03801-3736
(603) 427-2583

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. If you can’t make it, keep an eye on our website or send us an email if you’d like to help NH Surfrider.

December Beach Cleanup


Sixteen volunteers braved a cold New Hampshire day to clean a huge amount of trash and debris from the beach at The Wall.

With 150lbs of trash and 450lbs of rope and lobster traps, the cleanup signaled the change to heavier debris washed up by storms and stronger surf.

Despite the massive haul, there’s sure to be plenty of trash to collect by the time our January cleanup comes around.