Get ready to kick off summer and another great year with Surfrider. We will be premiering Hangs Upon Nothing, a surf film by Jeremy Rumas. In the meantime check out the trailer. More details to come along with ticket sales!
Join Surfrider Chicago, True North Treks, Kayak Chicago and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University as we host the 3rd Annual Stand Up Paddleboard Race, Ride & Relay to help benefit young adult cancer patients (SUP YACS Classic). The races, relays and other fun will be held at Montrose Beach on Sunday, July 27th with an amazing after event sponsored by Pacifico.
Schedule of Events
Race Day Check-In/Registration 7:30–8:30 AM
Course Orientation & Schedule 8:30–8:45 AM
Races, Relays & Sprints 9:00–11:30 AM
Beginners SUP Clinic 10:30–11:30 AM
Awards Ceremony 11:30 AM–12:00 PM
Post-Race Party at The Dock 12:00 PM–3:00 PM
In honor of this year’s International Surfing Day, the Surfrider Chicago Chapter will be organizing the largest paddle out Chicago has ever seen! Come rent a SUP board or kayak from Kayak Chicago and paddle out with us in pristine Lake Michigan!
The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, now in its eighth year, helps keep beaches, rivers, parks and lakes across America “barefoot friendly.” In 2014, Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, along with community volunteers, are embarking on a tour of 15 cleanups nationwide, stopping in Chicago, IL.
Banning disposable, plastic single-use bags from the marketplace has become an important and controversial issue. Partnering with Surfrider Foundation, Patagonia Lincoln Park is taking steps to make a change here, and now, in our own community. Join us to discuss this important issue. A petition for a plastic bag ban in Chicago will be available for signatures.
Ten Ways to Reduce Plastic Use
- Carry reusable shopping bags
- Give up bottled water
- Say no to plastic produce bags
- Buy from bulk bins
- Make your own seltzer
- Pack food in reusable containers
- Choose milk in returnable glass bottles
- Use bar soap and shampoo
- Choose lotions and lip balms in plastic-free containers
- Make sure your personal care products are phthalate-free