Thursday, August 13, 2015

Surfrider Foundation’s 2015 International Surfing Day

A resident of Big Sur, California, Frank Chenault has built a successful career as an acquisition director through his time at Quantum Group and Chenault Enterprises. Outside of his business pursuits, Frank Chenault is a professional surfer and supports the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit group dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans and beaches.

On June 20, 2015, the Surfrider Foundation celebrated its 11th annual International Surfing Day (ISD) at events around the world. In the US, people hosted 83 ISD gatherings, including barbecues, movie screenings, and surfing contests. Participants everywhere also cleaned up their local beaches. Since its inception, ISD has motivated more than 1 million people to remove 70 tons of garbage from waterfronts in 30 countries.

This year, the ISD event at Huntington Beach, California, drew the largest crowd, with 229 people helping collect a total of 116.5 pounds of trash from the beach. In addition, 66 surfers garnered a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of people to simultaneously ride a single surfboard. Attendees also enjoyed live music and a number of prize giveaways sponsored by local vendors.

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