The remarkable event called International Surfing Day is dedicated to sport as a lifestyle. It is celebrated on the third Saturday, the day of the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.
The holiday was established by the Surfrider Foundation. Its mission is to protect and preserve coastal areas. Surfers organize the cleaning and restoration of dunes.
It is not only entertaining and educational, but ecological in nature: surfers devote part of the day to cleaning the beaches and environmental activities.
- The event is celebrated in several countries: Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, El Salvador, USA, France, Italy, Great Britain, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Morocco, South Africa, Israel, and Japan.
- Attractive surfing waves are formed off the coasts of Australia, Indonesia (Bali/Java), Namibia, Portugal, California, and the Philippines.
- A surfer must study the currents for safety purposes. This knowledge helps them react correctly to the dangers of the ocean.
Anyone caught in a reverse current should remain calm; try to swim parallel to the coastline in the direction of the breaking waves. This helps the person reach land.
How to take part
On the day, various entertainment events are held: contests, competitions, barbecues, and open-air film screenings. They are aimed at popularizing surfing and attracting new participants. Ride the board. Something similar is wake surfing, riding on the waves. Arrange a picnic party with surf music. Tropical fruits are welcome treats. Involve friends in a game, learn words in Hawaiian. Watch a good movie about surfing.
When is International Surfing Day celebrated in 2024?
International Surfing Day is observed on the third Saturday in June.