First Coast Chapter

Protecting your oceans, beaches and waves! The First Coast Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation was founded in 2002 and spans the First Coast of Florida, from the Georgia border to the end of Anastasia Island. More Details
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July 7, 2016

Chapter Meeting: July 12th

Join us Tuesday, July 12th at Lynch’s Irish Pub in Jax Beach for an important First Coast Surfrider Chapter meeting!! We will give chapter updates along with exciting Black Tie & Baggies news!

What: Chapter Meeting

When: Tuesday, July 12th, 6:30 pm

Where: Lynch’s Irish Pub

Who: Come one and all!!!

(Sponsored by Community First Credit Union) — with Josh Meinel, Paul Hayden and Catie Catiea at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
February 29, 2016

Chapter Meeting: March 8th

Join us Tuesday, March 8th at Seachaser in Jax Beach for an important First Coast Surfrider Chapter meeting!! We will give chapter updates along with upcoming events for 2016.

What: Chapter Meeting
When: Tuesday, March 8th, 7 pm
Where: Seachasers
Who: Come one and all!!!

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December 22, 2015

Message from Outgoing Chair Paul Hayden

As my term as Chair of the First Coast Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation ends, I wanted to send a note of thanks to all of our members, supporters, partners and especially our great executive committee members who have helped to support me and the chapter during this past year. All of your support has made this a great experience for me and makes me proud to be a part of such a great organization that is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our oceans, waves and beaches.


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December 17, 2015

Welcome to our new Executive Committee

Congratulations to our the 2016 First Coast Chapter Executive Committee!

Chair: Hayley DiGiano

Vice Chair: Kathy Hayden

Secretary: Open (Contact us if you’re interested in serving!)

Treasurer: Erin Handy

Volunteer Coordinator: Cameron Keys

At Large: Paul Hayden

OFG Coordinator: Daniel Penniman

Beach Clean Up Coordinator: Justin Bosso

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December 7, 2015

Important Chapter Meeting!

Join us on Wednesday, December 16th at 7pm for an important First Coast Chapter meeting! In addition to our elections, we will give a chapter update and discuss potential events and programs for 2016.

What: Chapter Meeting & Elections!
When: Dec. 16th, 7pm
Where: Lynch’s Irish Pub 514 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Who: Come one and all!

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November 2, 2015

Did you miss our haunted beach cleanup?

A huge thank you to the 26 volunteers who helped clean Jax Beach on Halloween! The group included lots of students, a teacher from Neptune Beach Elementary School, as well as students from the Florida Coastal School of Law. The group picked up approximately 150 ponds of trash and separated out the plastics and cans for recycling. Special kudos to our costume contest winners!

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October 28, 2015

Beach Cleanup: Halloween Edition!

Trash on our beaches is scary! Start your Halloween right with a beach cleanup at Jax Beach Pier at 10am. Wear your spookiest beach cleanup attire! Prizes for best costumes! Click here for more info!
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October 15, 2015

Chapter Elections

Calling all leaders! The First Coast Chapter is looking for you! The First Coast will hold elections for the Executive Committee at their December 16th meeting at 7pm. Details on location to be posted shortly. The chapter will be electing the following positions: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator. If you are interested in running, please contact Holly Parker before October 31st.

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October 12, 2015

Will you join us this Wednesday?

Will you join us this Wednesday, October 14th?

Are you passionate about beach access? Want to get cigarette butts off our beaches? Love planning a good party? We need you!

We’re holding an activist and volunteer training session at our October meeting this Wednesday, October 14th. We’re meeting at 7pm at Lynch’s Irish Pub. We will be joined by Surfrider Foundation’s Florida Regional Manager, Holly Parker, who will conduct our activist training session.

No experience necessary. Stop by to learn about what we do to protect our oceans, waves and beaches- and learn what you can do to help!

What: October Chapter Meeting & Activist Training
When: October 14th, 7pm
Where: Lynch’s Irish Pub (514 1st St. N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250)
Who: Everyone!

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September 21, 2015

Black Tie & Baggies

It’s almost time for the Annual Black Tie & Baggies extravaganza, and this year we’ve combined forces to include our Annual Art Auction!

The First Coast Surfrider Chapter will be hosting our one-of-a-kind annual fundraiser on Friday September 25th (7 to 10 pm) at Lynch’s Irish Pub in Jacksonville Beach (514 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL).

A portion of the proceeds from this year will benefit our Ocean Friendly Gardens program along with Saltwater Cowgirls to aid them in replacing their stolen gear!

Black Tie & Baggies is an evening of live music, dining, drinks and some pretty rad silent auction items, Black Ties & Baggies will likely be the most laid back “black tie” event of the season!

Tickets are $20 and are available at the door- space is limited, so get there early! Tickets include a free drink, food, music, andan evening of FUN! This event is 21+.

More information here!

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