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G-Bay Paddle Race, Benefiting Galveston Surfrider!


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9am- 12pm, 29th and Seawall

(across from the beach)

Thousands of Adopt-A-Beach volunteers remove an average of 500 tons of trash each year from Texas beaches. Through two large scale cleanups, and a number of smaller ones, Texans arrive by the thousands to show their dedication to keeping Texas beaches clean.

Since 1986, more than 439,000 volunteers have removed 8,400 tons (more than 17 million pounds) of trash from Texas beaches and estuaries.

Help us clean up our Galveston shores 4.20.2013!
For more info please visit

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Mardi Gras Bead Recycle Program 2013

Please help us keep our beaches and waterways free from Mardi Gras debris. Recycle unwanted Mardi Gras beads for reuse next year! Drop of beads March -April (or longer) at any of the following locations.

Southern Spears Surf Shop
6062 Sewall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77551
Open Daily: 10am – 6pm

Tangerine Boutique
2218 Postoffice St.
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: (409)763-7113
Monday thru Saturday: 10:30am – 5:30pm

MOD Coffee Shop
2126 Post Office St.
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: (409)765-5659
Open Daily: 7am to 10pm


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Newport Beach Surfrider Chapter

Save the oceans, save the whales, save the beaches, save the eaves. All of these are not plain words for many activists who have chosen to dedicate a great deal of their existence to protecting the environment or to preventing it from being destroyed. If you are wondering how to get involved in such activities on your own, read these next few lines and use them as guidance.


Join The Surfrider Foundation


First of all, we would like to take the time to tell you a few things about ourselves. We here at The Surfrider Foundation are a non-profit grassroots organization that protects the world’s oceans, waves and beaches. The organization was given birth to back in 1984 by some Malibu surfers, and it currently prides itself with more than 50,000 members within its 90 chapters places all over the world. The information you are going to need on the regular monthly meetings or current events and project you could be getting personally involved in is easy to find within the pages of our web site. So we strongly encourage you to spend some time finding out how to become a member and stop postponing your desire to help the environment.


In Your Spare Time…


No one says you are going to have to occupy all of your spare time with the activities you are going to discover here. Your personal life should not be in any way negatively affected by your presence here, on the contrary. Hence, in case one of your all-time hobbies is to play casino games on the web, check out Euroking online casino and aim for those huge progressive jackpots or for some smaller and more realistic pots.


If online bingo interests you more, here is what you should know. Online bingo is one of the most popular online casino games. With the increasing number of online bingo players the numbers of online bingo sites are also increasing. These sites have an intense competition to attract and retain their players and make them play regularly in their sites. This competition has compelled the sites to come up with new strategies to attract new customers. One of these strategies is called no deposit bingo. No deposit bingo is a great way to attract new customers.

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Galveston Draft Erosion Response Plan

The City of Galveston is in the process of updating their Erosion Response Plan and is looking for public input. Public review draft of the City’s Erosion Response Plan (ERP), which is a key component of the City’s Coastal Management Plan. Adoption of an ERP is essential if the City decides to seek state Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) funding to complete projects including dune and wetlands restoration, beach nourishment, shore protection, and other coastal improvement projects. Click HERE to review the current ERP draft

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Surfrider Galveston T-Shirts

The Galveston Chapter has some really cool t-shirts for sale for $20. Email: if you’re interested in purchasing a shirt.




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Texas Open Beaches Act

A little reminder to the Texas Supreme Court, Texas voted Public Beach Right into our Constitution 3-1!

It would have been nice if on Wednesday the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals would have announced that the long running Severance v. Patterson Texas Open Beaches Act Challenge was mootand the State’s Public Beach Easement was completely restored but alas, that would have made too much sense.  Instead the Federal Apellatte Court issued an unpublished two paragraph opinion declared that Carol Severance, a San Diego Divorce Attorney and Real Estate Agent, still has standing in Texas because the, “briefing persuades us that under Texas law, Carol Severance remains exposed to potential liability for alleged violations of the Texas Open Beaches Act.”

So for now, The Texas Supreme Court’s ruling still stands and the public beaches in Galveston remain drastically compromised lying only between the mean high and mean low tide lines with the danger of that ruling being expanding to the entire Texas Court.  The U.S. 5th Circuits opinion also means that the Texas Supreme Court must now decide if it will overrule it’s decision based on the arguments that were heard by The Texas General Land Office at the April 19th, 2011 rehearing of the case.

So we wait for the Texas Supreme Court to do the right thing while Ms. Severance sits back in California with the $2 million profit she raked in thanks to the great enabler, FEMA anxiously awaiting to be crowned “Destroyer of the Texas Open Beaches Act”.

To date the original ruling of the Texas Supreme Court Opinion has spurned numerous lawsuits and resulted in the cancellation of a much needed $40 million beach fill project that would have repaired the beaches in Galveston and put a much needed buffer between the Gulf of Mexico and many homes after Hurricane Ike.  Way to goPacific Legal Foundation!!

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Affordable services

Locksmiths are known for their ability to make new keys and replace locks. In the early years, locksmiths were called blacksmiths. They would work on armor and weapons for knights and their horses. Once they started to work more with locks and keys, their name was changed to locksmith. The locksmith trade became more popular and it became its own job. Families would pass their knowledge from generation to generation, keeping their secrets away from the general public. In the 1930's, when crime was rising, locksmithing became more popular because people needed extra security. Now, locksmithing is used every day. Those who need extra security or have locked themselves out can call a Washington Locksmith if they are in the state of Washington or in the seattle area. 

Locksmiths Love Their Jobs

Washington Locksmiths are dedicated to their jobs. They need to go through special schooling in order to be qualified to be a legal locksmith. They need to go to an engineering school, learn physics, mathematics, metalworking and more. They cannot just wake up one day and decide to go apply for a locksmith job. Once they are legal and ready to go, they are then capable of modifying or repairing devices, installing locks, deadbolts and some other electronic and mechanical locking devices, make duplicate cards or keys, and they can also generate or program new keys or cards for those doors that require an electronic key or card to open the door. No matter what kind of entry you require into your home, car or business, the locksmith can help you get into it. It may require more work, but they are fully qualified to do what is needed. 



Do Your Research

If you visit, you will find all the services that are offered through the Washington Locksmiths. They offer 24/7 emergency service for car key remakes, auto lock outs, lock rekeying and home lock outs. Once you call them, they will be to your door within 20 minutes of your call. No matter where you are located in seattle, they will get you in to your car or home. If you contact them online, they will give you a 10% discount. Locksmith services are being used more and more every day. You can now go into a store and get a key duplicated. It has been done for many years, but it seems as if it is being done more now. They are very knowledgeable and love what they do. Not only do they need special schooling, but they need to do on-the-job training. So, when you get told that the new technician coming to help you, remember that by him doing the on-the-job training on your lock is teaching them to become better locksmiths. The Illinois Locksmith offers a 90-day guarantee, which means that they know their professionalism will hold up and they know that their customers will be completely satisfied. 

If you would prefer to look for a different company if you are not located in Washington, you can always do a search for locksmiths in seattle and it will give you a few different companies you can research for more information. It is always nice to be educated about who may need to come and get you into your home, vehicle or office. No matter who you go with, they are all trained to carefully deal with your locks and property. If you become a valued customer, there is a good chance that you will get offered more discounts than what their company offers one time only customers. Do not be ashamed to contact a locksmith if you need help with your key or lock, it has happened to almost everyone, whether everyone has called a locksmith is a different story. 





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Flagship Dive Survey

On 8/28, volunteers gathered at the Flagship Pier to survey for debris potentially left behind by the Flagship demolition project. Here are some pictures:



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