Friday, January 30, 2015

Coast-it Notes #1

From SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel
Fact, photo & fun notes about surfing and the coast

Featured Photos:

Tony Soriano took advantage of great surfing conditions this past weekend and sent these photos. Because of the big swells from Seal Beach to Newport Beach the waves reached 10-feet. 

Test Your Knowledge: 

1. Who was the first person to surf the Huntington Beach Pier (1914), amazing the spectators with his surfing ability?

a. Duke Kahanamoku    b. Johnny Weissmuller  c. George Freeth

2. What does Ohana Day celebrate?

a. surfing   b. family   c. patriotism


3. The oldest building in Huntington Beach, built in 1904, currently houses which business?

a. The Longboard restaurant   b. Java Point Cafe   c. Rocky Mountain Candy store

4. The number one source of pollutants in our oceans and waterways comes from:

a. residential water runoff   b. oil spills from ships   c. campers on the beach  

5. Who discovered the Pacific Gyre (AKA The Pacific Garbage Patch) giant whirlpool of trash and plastics floating in the ocean?

a. Captain Cook   b. Captain Moore   c. Captain Kirk  

Answers: 1c;  2b;  3a;  4a;  5b 

Featured Funnies:

Featured Facts:

Each reusable bag you use replaces the need for 400 single-use plastic bags.

 A dripping bathroom faucet can waste 3,600 gallons of water a year.


Cigarette butts are the most littered item on the planet. Worldwide, people toss 4.5 trillion butts a year.

In the early days of surfing in Hawaii, when surfing was the sport of the aliis (kings), surfboards were as long as 25-feet and it took more than one person to carry the boards to the water.

The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach is a wildlife refuge for numerous migrating birds and its Sacred Cogged Stone Site was the home to an ancient civilization dating back 8,000 years. 

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Send them to SurfWriter Girls and we’ll “Coast-it.”

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