Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship

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Upcoming events

    • 09/18/2020
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 09/25/2020
    • 3:30 PM (PDT)
    • Agua Hedionda Carlsbad Lagoon

    Lisa Canon-Rodman is a Lifetime Member of Surfers Unite, member of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad Hi-Noon and Executive Director of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon.  For those who wish to volunteer or participate in this year’s Lagoona Kahuna Agua Hedionda Clean-Up register below.  What is it?  Let’s just say that Lisa, Sam and the team know how to put on a really fun action packed clean up.  In fact, last year over 250-300 participants were involved competing as teams to pick up trash, find extra cool prizes, stroll around on SUP boards, play blind-folded corn hole, enjoy some brews and grub from Pizza Port and there was plenty of laughter.  This year we are spreading out the joy over a week long event to make sure we do things safely.

    Sign up to volunteer!  You can choose the 9AM to Noon or Noon to 3PM slot.  Of course if you’d like to get your company, church or group of friends involved to sponsor and support the event we’d love to connect ya too.  The new dates are Sept 18 & Sept 25 so sign up to volunteer.  Here is a new flyer to share with others too:

    • 09/19/2020
    • 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • 11/22/2020
    • 6:00 PM (PST)
    • Worldwide

    Fredrick Douglass said it best, "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” 

    Help us make the 11th Annual 100 Wave Challenge a success for Boys to Men Mentoring.  That's right, not even a pandemic from stop us from raising funds for this fabulous non-profit which reaches the hearts and lives of young teenage boys who need mentoring, accountability and a positive male role model in their young lives. 

    The problem, the devastating effects of fatherlessness on a teenager’s life:

    • 85% of youths in prisons grew up in a fatherless home.
    • 71% of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.
    • 80% of rapists with displaced anger come from fatherless homes.
    • 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes.
    • Gang membership increased from 50,000 in 1975 to 1,150,000 in 2008.
    • 90% of homeless children are from fatherless homes.
    • 85% of children with behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes.
    • 90% of adolescent repeat arsonists live with only their mother.

    The solution: The Boys to Men Mentoring Foundation has over 30 chapters around the globe putting circle groups together in public schools, equipping these young men with a positive male who can share their story, their personal connection and keep these boys accountable for their decisions, encourage them on their journey and mentor them towards a path of personal responsibility.

    Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship has been proud to support this initiative and our Founder and several members have been participating on the Degree 33 Surfboards team for years.  This years format is going to be a little different.  Surfers will still be raising money online and catching 100 waves each in a single day, a task that is physically and mentally demanding however due to COVID we will not be doing a single day event at one location.  Instead our crew will be able to pick a date and go out at a local break.  Best part, we are expanding our crew to include you.  Live in Australia, France, Portugal, Florida, Hawaii, Northern California or anywhere in between?  We want you as a Surfers Unite member to be a part of the action.  Not a surfer but want to volunteer?  No worries sign up and we will contact you for volunteer opportunities.  It's time to have some fun and surf our hearts out for these kids.  There will be teams competing each weekend Sept 19-Nov 22 so plenty of ways to help out during the event.

    The Degree 33 Surfboard Team which comprises of many Surfers Unite members will complete the 100 Wave Challenge on October 3rd at Cardiff State Beach.  Join us for a great time as Pannikin serves up the coffee and danish and Board & Brew provides us surfers with lunch.  It's going to be epic!

    Make a Donation to any number of our Surfers Unite members

    Brett Morey, Founder of Surfers Unite and Past President of the Rotary Club of La Jolla Golden Triangle:

    Derren Lechuga Past President of the Pacific Beach Rotaract Club and Surfers Unite member:

    Ken Barrett, Past President of the Rotary Club of Del Mar Solana Beach Sunrise and Lifetime Member of Surfers Unite member:

    Vince Ponce, Big Kahuna and member of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad Hi-Noon:

    Marty Rips who's wife is a member of the Rotary Club of Del Mar and is a perspective member of the RC of La Jolla Golden Triangle:

    Join our team on October 3rd to have a great time in Cardiff or participate virtually from your home break:

    Volunteer: Sign up and we will connect you with the Boys to Men crew to help deliver coffee and pastries from Pannikin to teams or Board & Brew sandwiches.

    • 10/02/2020
    • (PDT)
    • 10/04/2020
    • (PDT)
    • Oceanside Pier

    If 2020 has taught us anything perhaps it is to appreciate each day and expect the unexpected.  The ASA Entertainment folks in Florida have adjusted this event to a short two day contest with load in and set-up on October 2nd.   Join Surfers Unite and watch the top female surfers in the world compete at the Supergirl Pro in Oceanside.  Still working on what volunteer opportunities there may be however Finals day is on Sunday, Oct. 4th and our Big Kahuna Lifetime member Darian Bailey Haynes from Hawaii will be competing at 10AM and in the afternoon in the Adaptive Surfing contest.  Stay tuned and text "Supergirl" at 858-602-2532 for the absolute latest.  More details to follow from Jennifer and the ASA crew.

    2019 Winner, 17 year old Samantha Sibley of San Clemente knocked out WCT pro Tatiana Weston-Webb in the Finals.

    • 10/03/2020
    • 6:30 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Backside of RINCON

    Update - Sadly due to the growing concerns around the pandemic this LRO event has been cancelled.  We are hopeful to reschedule this and other events in 2021.  Please continue to support the Life Rolls On Foundation as they are looking for donations of $10 to keep things "rolling" into next year.

    The Life Rolls On site was set to open for registration on August 19th.  Working with adaptive surfers is something everyone can get behind as you experience the joy of watching disabled children and adults surfing.

    • 11/07/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Newport Beach (Back Bay)

    The StandUp for the Cure events for Newport Beach, Seattle & Michigan have been cancelled.  A virtual event is being planned and we will update this site accordingly.

    The StandUp for the Cure event is an awesome family friendly fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation Breast Cancer Research.  The event just got moved from May to November 7th so mark your calendars accordingly.  This is such a fun event that more Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, family & friends should participate in at Newport Back Bay.  Get "on board" with it now.
    1) Register on our site then register on the official site as well:

    Nov 7, 2020 from 8AM to 2PM

Past events

09/19/2020 Life Rolls On - La Jolla Shores - CANCELLED
09/12/2020 Ha'aula Beach Park Clean Up and SUP - POSTPONED
09/12/2020 Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve Clean Up - POSTPONED
09/10/2020 U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing - Oceanside, CA - CANCELLED
09/03/2020 The Code with World Champion Shaun Tomson
08/29/2020 StandUp for the Cure Virtual Event
08/29/2020 Life Rolls On - Huntington Beach - CANCELLED
08/22/2020 StandUp for the Cure - Seattle - CANCELLED
08/16/2020 Life Rolls On - North Carolina - CANCELLED
08/08/2020 Life Rolls On - Virginia Beach CANCELLED
08/01/2020 Life Rolls On - New York
07/31/2020 8th Annual Rotary MusiCamp Learn to Surf Event - CANCELLED
07/11/2020 StandUp for the Cure - Muskegon Michigan - CANCELLED
06/27/2020 16th Annual Switchfoot BroAM
06/04/2020 Paddle Out to End Polio - RICON20 Honolulu
05/09/2020 City2Surf
04/25/2020 Quintessential Festival
03/11/2020 2020 AmpSurf ISA Para Surfing Championship
01/25/2020 Bagels with Bird at Bird's Surf Shed
11/02/2019 Team Quinn Adaptive Surf and Assisted Yoga Event - Coronado Rotaract
10/06/2019 Learn to Surf Ensenada
10/04/2019 Open World Forum Learn to Surf Event
09/22/2019 Life Rolls On - La Jolla Shores
09/21/2019 100 Wave Challenge
09/20/2019 100 Wave Challenge Volunteers for Boys to Men Mentoring
09/14/2019 SDRC Learn to Surf
08/02/2019 7th Annual Rotary MusiCamp Learn to Surf
07/26/2019 2019 Supergirl Pro
06/29/2019 Switchfoot BroAM
06/05/2019 Ice Cream Social - UCHS
05/29/2019 RICON19 - The Power of Fellowships and Rotary Action Groups
05/11/2019 City2Surf - Hope Leadership Academy
05/10/2019 Aqua Hedionda Lagoon Clean-Up
05/04/2019 StandUp for the Cure - Newport Back Bay
04/27/2019 6th Annual Quintessential Festival
03/30/2019 Learn to SUP Event
02/02/2019 PolaRotary Bear Plunge
01/19/2019 Rotarct Learn to Surf & Demo Event
01/13/2019 International Assembly
12/12/2018 Stance International Surfing Association World Adaptive Surfing Championship
10/27/2018 Spooky Bondfire Event
10/07/2018 Surfboards on Parade - Night of a Million Waves Gala & Art Auction
10/07/2018 100 Wave Challenge - Boys to Men Mentoring Foundation
09/15/2018 Life Rolls On - La Jolla
09/09/2018 Whomp-etition
08/25/2018 Life Rolls On - Huntington Beach
08/19/2018 Beach Clean Up & Surf Session - White Plains Beach (Ewa Beach) Oahu
08/02/2018 6th Annual Rotary MusiCamp - Learn to Surf
08/01/2018 Surfboards on Parade - Unveiling Party
07/14/2018 Degree 33 Surfboards DEMO Day
06/30/2018 14th Annual Switchfoot BroAM
06/23/2018 RICON Toronto (Rotary International Convention)
06/16/2018 International Surfing Day with Groundswell Community Project
06/02/2018 Life Rolls On - Santa Monica
05/26/2018 Kualoa SUP/Surf Tour and BBQ
05/12/2018 City2Surf - Hope Leadership Academy
05/11/2018 “Board Meeting” - Outrigger Canoe Club
05/05/2018 Stand Up for the Cure - Newport Beach
04/28/2018 5th Annual Quintessential Festival
04/27/2018 Interact Bondfire Event
03/11/2018 RISE Rotaract Interact Spring Exchange at San Diego State University
03/03/2018 Spring Break San Diego - Rotaract Learn to Surf Event
02/10/2018 Cupid's Clean Up - I Love a Clean San Diego
01/27/2018 1 Wave Challenge
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