Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future – ThankYouSurfing Podcast Relaunch

ThankYouSurfing Podcast Surfing isn’t just a sport—it’s a lifestyle, a culture, and a deeply ingrained passion for those who embrace it. In the bustling surf scene of Miami, two friends, Brad and Chris, found their shared love for the ocean evolving into something extraordinary. What started as casual conversations at a local surf shop soon transformed into ThankYouSurfing Podcast, a…

Re: Statement From The Surfrider Foundation’s Miami Chapter Leadership

Background Info Beaches across Miami-Dade County have been closed since mid-March. The first closures were limited to the entertainment district in South Beach and were meant to curb rowdy crowds of Spring Breakers. Later, as the fear of COVID-19 was realized, the closures were extended to other areas of the beach, and finally full closures of all beaches in the…

How to Reopen a Beach: COVID19 Guide and Resource

Safely restore access to our beaches This guide and resource were developed so that Miami Beach and other municipalities can reopen their beaches safely after closures brought about by the Coronavirus (COVID19). It is relying on the experiences of “on the ground” enforcement staff, thought leaders for coastline access, and the cumulative experience of other places that have already reopened…

Another Beach Reopening Proposal by MB Commissioner Arriola

What’s the story? On May 1, 2020, Miami Beach Commissioner Ricky Arriola presented a resolution to reopen our beaches on a limited basis. Surprisingly, not a single elected official even considered the item worth discussing. Many residents, also in disbelief, called-in to the virtual meeting to express their dissatisfaction with the lack of attention to the resolution. Arriola to reintroduce…

Talk Story: S02Ep03

Brad Wells and Christian de la Iglesia discuss surf and culture with Atena Sherry. Recorded at the new F1RST Surf Shop location at the Marriott Stanton, South Beach. A/V: Caleb Wishart. Talk Story back for the F1RST time at new F1rst Surf Supply Co. – New shop location – What to consider when taking a surf trip Check out other…

Welcome Back, Unicorn

Unicorn. We’ve been waiting for you. And on January 28th, 2019 you returned. While you may have only come back for a short period (less than one day, to be exact), the surfers of the 305 thank you for one of the most epic days in recent history for South Beach. The morning started with a trace of north swell…

Talk Story: S2Ep02

Brad Wells and Christian de la Iglesia discuss surf and culture with Ryan Heavyside and Ron Heavyside of Nomad Surf Shop. A/V: Caleb Wishart. Talk Story goes on the road to talk to the Heavysides of Nomad Surf Shop. Check out other Talk Story episodes.