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Surfrider Foundation Hosting Bi-National “Surf The Border” Pro-Am Surf Competition

[From the Editor: Now here’s a fun press release for everyone in South Bay. Enjoy!]

Border Field State ParkSAN DIEGO (October 25th, 2016) – Surfrider San Diego Chapter’s No Border Sewage Committee (NoBS) and Surfrider Baja Chapter are hosting a first ever bi-national Pro-Am surf competition on November 6, 2016, at the border of San Diego and Tijuana. The competition is being administered by Revolt Surf and presented by San Diego-based residential lender, Pure Mortgage. There will be two competitive Pro-Am surf contests occurring simultaneously on either side of the border. Surfrider San Diego will host a contest at Border Field State Park with a $2500 prize purse for the Pro divisions and Surfrider Baja will host a contest in Playas de Tijuana.

What: “Surf The Border” Pro-Am Surf Contest

When: Sunday, November 6th, 8am-5pm

Where: Border Field State Park & Playas De Tijuana

Who:    Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter, Surfrider Foundation Baja Chapter, Pure Mortgage, Revolt Surf

Contacts: Roger Kube | Surfrider Foundation San Diego | 619-701-4027 | roger@surfridersd.org

Jose Sarinana | Surfrider Foundation Baja     | 52 1 664-188-6822 | jose@surfriderbajacalifornia.org

Leslie Terhorst | Revolt Surf | 858-336-5273 | leslie@revoltsd.com

Additional Info

The surf competitions are intended to raise awareness about issues impacting our oceans, waves and beaches in the border region and help inspire communities on both sides of the border to protect the quality of our ocean. US Surfers can register here and Mexico Surfers can register here.

Pollution from the Tijuana river has plagued South San Diego County beaches and Playas de Tijuana for too long. Surfer Magazine recently published an article on the issue, writing, “the Tijuana River mouth and Imperial Beach are still among the most contaminated coastal zones in the state.” NoBS’s mission is to address and eliminate the sewage, trash, sediment and chemical waste that plagues our ocean, waves and beaches in the border region. We do this by raising awareness through outreach and education, while impacting policy through our advocacy work. While significant strides have been made in improving the water quality in our border region, much more needs to be done. For an overview of the issues we are facing, please watch our campaign video.

Water quality testing will be completed a week and two days prior to the event to ensure it’s safe for participants. Test results will be published approximately 24 hours later. Thank you to our testing partners, San Diego CoastkeeperProyecto Fronterizo, and San Diego County Environmental Health Department for their support.

Additionally, thank you to our Title Sponsor, PURE Mortgage, for underwriting the cost of our event. Thank you Pure Mortgage for your commitment to supporting clean ocean water and healthy coastlines. Also, thank you to all of our other Supporters; 91X – San Diego, PURAKAI Novak Surf Designs, Revolt S Surf, Chikwax, GoPro, CA State Parks Border Field State Park, Tijuana Estuary (Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve),and UAPO.

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