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
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!

August 13, 2015

Black Ties & Baggies Gala 2015 Details

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When: Friday, September 25 at 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: Lynch’s Irish Pub 514 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250

Band: TBD

Artists:  Calling on all Artists, if you would like for your art featured at BT&B, please contact us at the following BT&B event page Black Ties & Baggies Gala 2015 **Surfrider Foundation**

The First Coast 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).

Paul Hayden: “It will be another great event this year as it also combines our art auction.”

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!

“BT&B 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”
Palm Beach County Chapter
**Surfrider Foundation**

BT&B Event Chair: Hayley DiGiano
BT&B Event Chair Helpers lol: Paul Hayden, Erin Handy, and Helen Cross

June 20, 2015

June 20th: International Surfing Day!

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Join the First Coast Chapter as we celebrate International Surfing Day on June 20th! We’ll be partnering with great businesses and organizations to bring you a beach clean up, concert and after-party!

CLEAR COAST BEACH CLEAN UP
Presented By: Flomotion
Location: North side of the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier

10:00 – 12:00pm: Beach Clean Up (Jacksonville Beach Pier)
12:00 – 12:30pm: Prize Announcements
12:30 – 2:00pm: Surf Demo’s and Bocce and Corn Hole

Free Red Bull, Coffee, and giveaways from Flomotion! Prize packs will be awarded for the most cigarette butts collected!

LEAR COST CONCERT Ft. SIDEREAL
Presented By: Sailor Jerry
Location: Lynch’s Irish Pub (Outdoor Stage)

2:00 – 3:30 pm: VIP Private Lunch with Sidereal
2:00pm: Doors open for concert
2:00pm: DJ Begins
6:00pm: Dalton Stanley Band
7:15pm: Hours Eastly
8:30pm: Sidereal

Drink specials from Sailor Jerry & Red Bull | Vendors and Food will be available and setup throughout the event.

CLEAR COAST FESTIVAL OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY
Presented By: Real Time Entertainment
Location: Lynch’s Irish Pub (Indoor Stage)

10:00pm – 1:30am: Yamadeo

Drink specials from Sailor Jerry & Red Bull

June 6, 2015

World Oceans Day

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June 6th: World Oceans Day at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens!
(Sponsored by Community First Credit Union)

World Oceans Day, held every June 8th, is the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. People all over our blue planet organize celebrations – which can be a huge event in your community, a special announcement, or anything in between – to support action to protect the ocean. This year, the theme is Healthy oceans, healthy planet, and we’re making a special effort to stop plastic pollution.
World Oceans Day

March 11, 2015

Florida Coasts & Oceans Day

Join the Surfrider Foundation and Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition on March 24th and 25th at the Florida Capitol for Florida Coasts & Oceans Day!

We’ll kick things off with a lobbying training session on March 24th from 6:00-7:30pm at 621 Gallery, followed by a reception and mixer at Grasslands Brewery!

On March 25th we’ll have educational displays from other environmental causes and will spend the day meeting with legislators and attending committee meetings, touring the capitol, and networking with other ocean champions from across the state!

RSVP here!

Find more info on Facebook!

June 10, 2014

Black Tie & Baggies Gala 2014 Details

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The First Coast Chapter will be hosting our one-of-a-kind annual fundraiser on Friday June 20th (7 to 10 pm) at The Four Points Hotel in Jacksonville Beachfront (11 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL). The party will be on their beautiful oceanfront patio.

There is a $10 donation at the door ($5 under 18), which includes 1 free drink ticket, appetizers and an evening of FUN! Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available.

We will have music by DJ Tony “Antoine” Prat, dancing, a silent auction with the best loot at the beach, and as always, our famous best-dressed contest with prizes! Start planning your outfit!

Click here for Black Tie & Baggies information!

For more info email chair@firstcoast.surfrider.org or call Erin at 904-885-1348.

May 29, 2014

Black Tie & Baggies

Save the date!   BLACK TIE AND BAGGIES 2014 will be on Friday June 20th 7 to 10 pm at the Four Points Hotel in Jacksonville Beach.

June 20th is also International Surfing Day…an extra special day to party down, live it up and show your support for protecting and preserving our ocean, waves, and beaches!

Click here for more details!

September 18, 2013

September Social

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When: Thursday, September 19 @ 7pm
Please note the day of the week. We are meeting on Thursday based on feedback from members about their availability during the week.

Where: REI Jacksonville
4862 Big Island Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32246

Don’t miss our September Social!
We are changing the location of our social for this month only and we will be meeting in the community room at the REI Jacksonville store at the St. Johns Town Center. We will have a special presentation on seismic testing by a guest speaker from Oceana Florida. You will not want to miss this!
Guest Speaker: Alex Catechis, attorney with Oceana will do a presentation on Seismic Airgun Testing off the East Coast, including Florida. For more information on this issue:
http://oceana.org/en/blog/2013/08/ceo-note-oceana-victory-decision-on-atlantic-seismic-testing-is-delayed

 

Also on the agenda:
International Coastal Clean Up September 21st
http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/international-coastal-cleanup/

Rise Above Plastics month in October
http://www.surfrider.org/programs/entry/rise-above-plastics

Annual FCSR/SOS Art Auction Nov. 9th – call out to artists

Let us know you’re coming on Facebook.

All ages and non-members welcome!

April 19, 2013

Black Tie & Baggies Gala 2013

Get out your snazziest formal wear and give it some surfing style! Black Tie and Baggies is finally here! It’s First Coast Surfrider’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and it’s name is also the dress code: formal wear (black tie) mixed with surf wear (baggies). There’s going to be food, music, raffles, auctions, a best-dressed contest, drink specials, and more! Please join us to support your oceans, beaches, and waves for what promises to be a great night!

$10 at the door. Ages 18+
$2 drinks (cash bar)

April 25, 2012

Black Tie and Baggies Gala this FRIDAY!

When: Friday, April 27 @ 7-11pm

Where: In the Garden @ Casa Bella Village

What: First Coast Surfrider’s biggest and best fundraiser of the year. A party where the dress code is half-surf, half-formal (for inspiration try here or here, wear whatever you want, get creative).

Why: The money raised at this event allows us to do what we do, from beach cleanups, Ocean Friendly Gardening, and water testing to working to protect beach access. Also, its a really good time, with music (from DJ Cosmo John), food, drinks, friends, freebies, and all sort of raffle and silent auction items to win.

Who: You! All are welcome and encouraged to attend. All ages.

A special thanks to Void Magazine, Green Room Brewing, Bombora Vodka, and Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida for sponsoring the event

And big thanks to our raffle and silent auction donors: Fluid Surfboards (a custom-shaped board!), Sunrise Surf Shop, Jacksonville Jaguars, Burro Bags, Trident Surf, Muvmnt watches, Slider’s Seafood Grille, Cason Photography, Home Depot, Drew’s Surf Stick, Royal Palm Village Wine and Tapas, Buddha’s Thai Bistro, Adventure Bracelets, Target and more!

…and our silent auction art donors: Damon Williams, Beth Haizlip, Gary Mack, Shayna Raymond, Matthew Winghart, and Tonsenia Yonn.

You can see a gallery of our sponsors and available items here.

Thanks! We Hope to see you there.