Groundswell Community Project Plastic Free Pop-Up, Nov 5th Solana Beach

October 30, 2017 3 min read

Simply Straws is proud to partner with Groundswell Community Project for their Plastic Free November. Join them on November 5th at Culture Brewery in Solana Beach. There will be a raffle featuring Simply Straws! Learn more about Groundswell Community Project in this guest blog from Groundswell founder Natalie Small. 

Groundswell Community ProjectGroundswell Community Project is a community of surf sisters, from all different stories, struggles, and adventures of life that are joined together by their love for Mother Ocean! Groundswell, a local San Diego non-profit, launched last summer after founder and Marriage and Family Therapist, Natalie Small, returned from a surf trip to Cuba where she spent time connecting in the waves with the sole female surfer of Cuba, Yaya. There, in a land where the ocean had acted as a boarder,barrier, and boundary, Yaya and Natalie connected through the language of mother ocean and recognized that surfing can be, and is a space where healing, empowerment, and unity can take root! 

2 years later, Groundswell Community Project is creating a safe and brave space in Mother Ocean for women overcoming addiction, abuse, sex trafficking, displacement, depression, anxiety, and negative self image to explore and embrace their own beauty and strength as they dive deeper into the beauty and strength of her waves!

But Groundswell believes that healing, transformation, and growth doesn’t stop within the self! It flows through the self and into living out a life that heals, empowers, and unites the world around you! At the end of the 8 week therapeutic surfing programs, Groundswell women are challenged to share their stoke through surf&service opportunities locally and globally as well as making daily choices to love our bodies and mother ocean through living plastic free!


This November we will be celebrating #NoPlasticNovember with a 30 day Plastic Free Live-A-Thon Fundraiser launching with a Plastic Free Pop-up Market Nov 5th at Culture Brewery, Solona Beach. Simply Straws, and like minded plastic free life style companies, will be supporting Groundswell women as vendors at the Market as well as awesome give always through out the month’s challenge! Come to the Nov 5th Pop-up to learn more about how you can join us in being the groundswell of change for women and waves! Or register at the link to take the 30 Day Plastic Free challenge and all funds you raise will go to support the therapeutic Groundswell Surf programs and women empowerment clubs that heal, empower, and unite women in the waves!

Interested in sharing your stoke and joining Groundswell in a Surf&Service retreat? They are currently offering a surf sister sign up special for their Costa Rica retreat this January. The special discount ends Nov 6th so grab your surf sister and sign up today to kick off 2018 with this 5 day retreat to connect more deeply with yourself, your sisters, and mother ocean through warm water waves, mindfulness practices and yoga, community engagement projects and adventures in mother earth!

Here is a video that Beyond Real Estate put together for us that shows groundswell in action in SD! They are donating 100% of their commission ont he next house they sell to Groundswell too! So it you know any family or friends looking to buy or sell a home, send them their way and that Groundswell recommended them!

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