NorCal Edition - Quick Update | october 31, 2009 


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Spread the Word!  We need old stockings/nylons for the OilSpill Cleanup! 

In response to the recent Dubai Star oil spill in San Francisco Bay this past Friday, October 30, 2009, we are reactivating our OilSpill Blog at  Check there for Spill updates and the impact on our beaches.  We'll send out an e-blast like this one below should we need the surf community to rally further.


In conjunction with the Kill the Spill (KTS) crew and Surfrider Foundation San Francisco, both of whom mobilized the 2007 Cosco Busan clean-up with your help, we're putting the word out that response plans and cleanups are in the works, in the event the oil reaches our shores, especially Ocean Beach.   Both groups are already in touch with the EPA and are collaborating with several Google employees who are tracking the spill through Google Earth & mapping applications.


Thus far, our sources believe that the Dubai Spill is likely larger than the few hundred gallons announced in the press. It's unclear when the oil will reach our area shorelines.  Currently, there is a fishing ban already in place, and SF City officials have also warned citizens from swimming in the Bay and to stay away from our beaches.



Spread the word! We need  *NYLONS & STOCKINGS* donated ASAP for the oil boom to sop up and contain the oil.  Per KTS and Surfrider SF,  the non-profit Matter of Trust, and volunteer teams are stuffing numerous hair booms this weekend.  Please send them in clean or washed.  Runs are ok, as per Matter of Trust's Lisa Gautier, they will double up the nylons. 

Please send to your nylons this week through Sunday Nov 8, 2009 to:

  Matter of Trust
99 St. Germain Avenue  (at Glenbrook Ave in Twin Peaks) | map
  San Francisco CA 94114.  Tel: 415 242-6041



[NOTE:  please do *NOT* donate hair - Matter of Trust  has 18,000 lbs of hair on hand - they just need nylons and stockings to put the hair inside.   Also, they are desperately seeking temporary, donated warehouse space in San Francisco, CA. If you know of any please email Lisa Gautier at]

Stay tuned here for more news.  If you spot any oiled wildlife, please contact Oiled Wildlife Care Network at 1.877.UCD.OWCN (1-877-823-6926). Up-to-date info about their current response to this spill can be found here.

Thanks for your help!
Monica & the Zuna Surf crew + Kill the Spill + Surfrider SF

Swell Events Calendar:  New Events  for Nov 1- 8


MORE swell events

FILM: RideOn + DVD Release Party

Mon Nov 2, 2009
Montara CA 


SurfTech Demo Day & Ocean Minded Beach Cleanup
Tue Nov 3, 2009

Santa Cruz, CA


NorCal Surf's Big Sale
Sat-Sun, Oct 1-Nov 1, 2009

Pacifica, CA


O'Neill Grom Night with The Core
and Surf Pros

Thu Nov 4
Santa Cruz, CA



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