Author Archives: vabeach

Volunteer, Win a Surfboard

We appreciate all of the work that our Chapter volunteers do to keep our oceans, waves and beaches clean, safe and accessible for all to enjoy. Our volunteers help with beach cleanups, educating the public, working with youth, building Ocean Friendly Gardens and more. As a token of our appreciation, we are raffling off this 9’0″ Michael Dolsey Designs board… Read more »


Rant by Christina Trapani, Rise Above Plastics Coordinator, Marine Debris Researcher This may be something you’ve never thought about: the second you let go of a helium filled balloon, you have littered. You may have never intentionally littered before and would never dream of doing so, but releasing balloons = littering. With graduation season approaching, this is a reminder to all kids… Read more »

Protect the Atlantic

Protect the Atlantic from Seismic Testing Our federal government recently announced plans to protect the Atlantic coast from offshore oil drilling in the next five year leasing plan. The Proposed Program for 2017 – 2022 excludes any lease sales in the Mid- and South Atlantic, responding to overwhelming public opposition to this dirty and dangerous practice. Surfrider applauds this announcement and encourages… Read more »

Surboard Raffle 2016

As an organization that is working to protect the oceans, waves and beaches, we like to give our supporters, volunteers and members the opportunity to win something awesome, all the while, benefiting our Chapter’s programs. BEHOLD THE SURFBOARD RAFFLE! This time, we have a 9’0″ Michael Dolsey Designs long board. Raffle tickets can be bought online and at any Surfrider VB… Read more »

Preventing Cigarette Litter at the Beach

The Virginia Beach Chapter is participating in a Cigarette Litter Prevention Program in partnership with Clean Virginia Waterways, the Virginia Beach Hotel Association, Virginia Green and Keep America Beautiful. This unique pilot project is taking place at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront where several boardwalk hotels are being provided with cigarette butt receptacles, pocket ashtrays and educational materials for their guests…. Read more »