Recreation

West Coast
Recreation

CA - New California Coastal State Park Planned for 2022 Opening

The first new state park campground on the California coast in 30 years is expected to feature ocean frontage on Monterey Bay when it opens in 2022.

Coastwide
Recreation

Choosing the Right Speargun for Your Skill Level

As with all sports, if you’re going to go spearfishing, you may as well do it properly. You’ve invested in the equipment and it pays to avoid compromise when it comes to quality. This is especially the case with your speargun; if you select a poor, badly made or weak one, you will probably regret it.

Northeast
Recreation

MA - Champion lady surfcaster on beaches of Martha’s Vineyard waxes philosophic

In some of my recent articles, I talked about my “Book Club,” my library of books on fish, fishing, sea critters, techniques and such, both factual and fiction and one basically a memoir that I recently read.

International
Recreation

Australia - Healthy living on the coast

Perth and most of Western Australia is synonymous with our magnificent coastline.

Great Lakes
Recreation

OH - Ohio added 8 Lake Erie public access sites in last five years

About 20 percent of Ohio’s 312 miles of Lake Erie shoreline is publicly accessible, according to the most recent Ohio Department of Natural Resources survey. That’s up 1 percent from the last assessment in 2015.

West Coast
Recreation

CA - Major new oceanfront campground to be built along Monterey Bay

SEASIDE — For 77 years, Fort Ord near Monterey was a sprawling Army base thick with artillery pieces, wooden barracks and infantrymen taking target practice with rifles and machine guns.

Northeast
Recreation

MA - Cape Cod National Seashore Accepting Applications for Summer Lifeguards

The Cape Cod National Seashore is looking to fill multiple surf-lifeguard positions for six beaches for the 2020 summer season.

International
Recreation

Australia - Surfing tutelage for North-West Coast juniors

The next generation of surfers on the North-West Coast will to take the water in a Lets Go Surfing coaching session at Sulphur Creek's Midway Beach.

West Coast
Recreation

KS - The Beach Boys to Perform at Alcove Spring

The Beach Boys will bring their California lifestyle to Marshall County this summer.

West Coast
Recreation

CA - Caltrans Purchasing Scotty Creek Beach

Scotty Creek Beach just north of Bodega bay is set to become part of the Sonoma County Regional Park System.

Mid-Atlantic
Recreation

NC - Still in beach nourishment mode as backwaters, offshore produce fish

Remember Florence and more recently Dorian? Well, they redistributed a great deal of sand, especially Florence.

Mid-Atlantic
Recreation

Field and Stream - 10 Great East Coast Fisheries That No Longer Exist

Once abundant, fish stocks for these 10 species are now depleted and might never rebound again

Mid-Atlantic
Recreation

MD - New rockfish rules to hit anglers harder than watermen

Anglers in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries will be limited to landing just one striped bass a day under new rules approved this week by East Coast fishery managers.

International
Recreation

RU - Behind the Iron Curtain: Surfing in Russia

From Kamchatka to Kaliningrad, a look inside the weird and rewarding world of Russian surfing

Northeast
Recreation

DE - Company seeks permits for hemp extraction facility in Delaware Coastal Zone

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — State environmental officials are holding a public hearing on a proposed hemp processing facility within Delaware's protected coastal zone.

Great Lakes
Recreation

MI - Storytelling connects people to Michigan’s natural, cultural resources

When I mention that I work for the Department of Natural Resources, I often get puzzled looks and comments along the lines of, “You don’t look like a park ranger” or “I didn’t know you are a hunter.”

West Coast
Recreation

CA - The Biggest Year for Big Wave Surfing

The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLO Film Fest) presented by Hotel San Luis Obispo is delighted to announce its Surf Nite pick for 2020. Brent Storm’s award-winning WHITE RHINO will be the focus the festival’s most popular event, on Friday, March 20, with big wave surfers Nathan Fletcher and Dave Wassel traveling from Hawaii for the event. Surf photographer Brian Bielmann, director Brent Storm and producer Randy Olson will also be in attendance.

Northeast
Recreation

MA - 'Shark Smart' Education Program To Be Expanded This Summer

Last summer's “Shark Smart” education program at Lighthouse Beach was a success and will be expanded to other locations this coming summer.

International
Recreation

UK - British Company Working To Create World’s First Recycled Wetsuit

A British company is looking to make surfing more sustainable with the world’s first recycled wetsuit.

Great Lakes
Recreation

IN - Ogden Dunes suing National Park Service over denial of permits for shoreline protection work

HAMMOND — Ogden Dunes officials and 50 residents have filed a federal lawsuit against the National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Interior Department over denial of permits for shoreline protection work.

International
Recreation

Surfer 'swallowed' by monster 60-foot wave

Brazilian surfer Felipe "Gordo" Cesarano was unharmed after being flattened by a giant wave at Nazare in Portugal

International
Recreation

Australia - "Aggressive" Great White Shark Charges Two People who were Spearfishing, Takes Catch out of Diver's Hand

Two people were charged by an "aggressive" 12-foot white shark while spearfishing yesterday in Australia, with the ocean predator seemingly lured by their catch.

Pacific Northwest
Recreation

OR - Why Do So Many Ignore Oregon Coast Wave Warnings? Answer is Uneasy Reality

When the big waves come, so does a tsunami of viral videos of bad behavior and sheer disregard for safety. This season's run of awful videos was gut wrenching and frustrating. Still, it started me thinking more about that behavior. While the most recent tragedy where two children were lost to waves was not a result of willful disregard (it was more likely a freak wave), there were an unbelievable array of storm vids showing a complete recklessness.

International
Recreation

Neanderthals collected shells at the beach, just like us

Archaeologists have found a collection of seashells and volcanic rock once owned by Neanderthals in Grotta dei Moscerini in central Italy.

Southeast
Recreation

FL - Exploring the Secrets of the Mangroves

The 2020 Marco Speaker Series presented by the Audubon of the Western Everglades (AWE) was held at Mackle Park on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020. It was led by biologist Ryan Young on Florida’s Mangroves and their Importance in the Environment.

Mid-Atlantic
Recreation

NC - Coastal Studies Institute’s ‘Science on the Sound’ explores Outer Banks at turn of the 20th century

ECU Integrated Coastal Programs and the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) are hosting a lecture on the Outer Banks at the turn of the 20th century as part of its “Science on the Sound” lecture series.

Northeast
Recreation

NJDEP Provides $13.5 Million to Address Harmful Algal Blooms

TRENTON, NJ — The NJ Department of Environmental Protection is making $13.5 million in funding available for local projects to improve water quality and help prevent, mitigate and manage harmful algal blooms in lakes and ponds, building upon the state’s HAB response strategy announced by Gov. Phil Murphy in November.