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Surfing New Breaks and RVing

One of the best ways to experience new surf spots is to go RVing at the surf break. Morro Strand State Beach and Sand Dollar Beach provided the opportunity to do both. The water temperature in San Diego was about 70 when we went north. When you get past Santa Barbara the temperature drops to 58.

Complete Solar System for Fulltime RV Living

I recently traveled to Julian, California to install a complete solar system on a 38' Montana 5th wheel RV trailer.  The system includes 3 Overlander-170 watt solar panels, four new East Penn Deka batteries, and a GP-IC-3000 Inverter / Charger.  The 3000 watt inverter is wired in pass through mode so every time the shore power or generator is used the GP-IC-3000 Inverter / Charger will quick charge the batteries with the built-in 125 amp battery charger.  With four batteries, every appliance in the RV can be operated except for the air conditioner.  The generator or shore power is required to operate the air conditioner.  The customers are leaving soon for a 18 month road trip.

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Battery Isolator for your Work Truck

Battery Isolator for your Work Truck

Work trucks, boats, recreational vehicles, long haul trucks and fleet vehicles all have a battery isolator if the alternator is being used to charge both the house and vehicle batteries.

Beaches Fall Victim to Federal Budget Again

"Let's make some cuts now before spring break." said our Congressmen and woman.

"Let's make some cuts now before spring break." said our Congressmen and woman.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Mar. 5, 2014—The White House released the federal budget for FY2015 yesterday that proposes to eliminate all funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) BEACH Act grant program that supports water-testing programs at beaches around the country. 

Without this funding, beach programs in many states will be forced to cut back or completely close shop, leaving surfers, swimmers and other beach-goers at risk of contracting waterborne illnesses such as gastrointestinal illness nausea, ear and eye infections and skin rashes.  Families have the right to know if a day at the beach will make them sick.

“Can you imagine if we no longer maintained food safety standards in the U.S.? That is what the Obama administration is proposing for our oceans,” says Dr. Chad Nelsen, Surfrider Foundation’s Environmental Director. “By eliminating funding for BEACH Act grants, basic ocean monitoring to determine if it is safe to swim or surf will become a thing of the past.”

“The President’s proposed program savings of less than $10 million, will be putting coastal tourism and recreation economies valued at nearly $90 billion at risk,” says Surfrider Foundation’s Water Quality Manager, Mara Dias. “The potential public health cost could result in more people being exposed to polluted water at the beach and will also dwarf any potential savings.”

About Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains more than 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit www.surfrider.org.