Catch a Wave on International Surfing Day

Events held worldwide for holiday's 10th anniversary

Jun 20, 2014
Outside Magazine
surfing international surfing day 10th anniversary outside magazine outdoors outside online

Can't do this yet? Today's the perfect day to start learning.    EpicStockMedia/ThinkStock

Summer lovers and beachgoers everywhere have reason to rejoice today, as June 20 marks the 10th anniversary of International Surfing Day. The Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves, and beaches, puts on ISD every year and will host more than 140 events across the globe to celebrate.

Originally founded by Surfing Magazine and the Surfrider Foundation, ISD features events ranging from beach cleanups and concerts in North Carolina, Argentina, British Columbia, and California to surf contests in France and Taiwan.

The International Surfing Association says it hopes the weekend's festivities will showcase surfing's worldwide popularity and help in its quest to make surfing an Olympic sport.

If you thought this weekend couldn't get any better, prepare to be blown away: Today is also National Flip-Flop Day, and June 21 is the Summer Solstice. Break those feet out of the lace-bound prisons you've held them in all winter and head to the beach for some surfing on the longest day of the year.

In honor of ISD, here a few of our favorite surf videos from this year:

Not Now

Open a World of Adventure

Our Dispatch email delivers the stories you can’t afford to miss.

Thank you!