Portland ChapterThe Portland Chapter of Surfrider Foundation works from the mountain watershed to the sea More Details
For our October Chapter meeting we have invited Dr. David L. Stone to speak about a new study he and his colleagues at OSU completed on the association between risk-based behaviors with self-reported illnesses among Pacific Northwest surfers.
Although us surfers have high incidental exposure to marine waters, no studies have investigated if surfer risk behaviors (such as surfing during advisories, near an outfall, during a rain event, or use of personal protective equipment) increase or decrease the risk of acquiring waterborne illnesses. Here is a link to the original study from 2008.
Come learn more about what is happening in our waters and to our bodies.
Our media team here in Portland help create a short video about our Hold Onto Your Butt campaign. Check out the video and share with your networks to help promote. We hope that through our efforts our beaches will remain free of these toxic items and will help keep our beaches beautiful for years to come.