Sunday, September 5, 2010

Surfrider Foundation Launches Beachapedia


San Clemente, CA (August 3, 2010) – Surfrider Foundation is excited to announce the launch of its new online coastal science reference tool, The new community-driven site will effectively catalog combined coastal science information taken from the Surfrider Foundation activist network and environmental experts.

Beachapedia aims to capture relevant and timely information related to the protection of our coastal resources using Wiki technology. With its constant influx of intelligence, Beachapedia will serve as a relevant and valuable tool for the general public, media and decision-making bodies.

Beachapedia will cover a vast assortment of topics related to the coastal environment, including articles on subjects ranging from coastal access to water quality testing to seawater desalination. Beachapedia also highlights daily coastal factoids and provides easy access to Surfrider Foundation blogs on topics such as offshore oil drilling.

“Decades of coastal activism and environmental research have facilitated Surfrider Foundation's success at protecting oceans, beaches and waves,” said Mark Rauscher, Surfrider Foundation’s Assistant Environmental Director, “Beachapedia strives to capture that knowledge.”

To access the website, visit

About Surfrider Foundation:

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, go to


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