Soul Surfer Program

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Soul Surfer Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of exemption for Coastal Conservancy approval of grant funding. This grant augmentation will provide approximately 140 participants with introductions to the ocean and surfing through Soul Surf Saturdays programming (weekends during the year and weekdays during the summer) and day camp during the summer. The Soul Surfer Program is Brown Girl Surf’s flagship program focused on physically connecting girls, women, and gender expansive people of color to the ocean and the California Coast. It includes a suite of complementary beach-based, female-centered surf programs designed to welcome participants into an inclusive and supportive surf community and provide meaningful growth opportunities as surfers, community leaders, and ocean advocates. In addition to the regular surf days, a Leadership Crew of around 30 participants will be engaged in up to 5 beach-based leadership building program days that further develop skills in surfing, surf instruction, ocean safety, and leadership.

Contact Information

Shalini Kannan
Agency Name
California State Coastal Conservancy
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Participants are mostly from around the nine-county Bay Area, and they meet for programming at Alameda Beach and beaches in San Mateo County and Santa Cruz

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is categorically exempt under CCR Section 15301 (Existing Facilities) because it involves regular operation of coastal locations that will be visited with no expansion of use.
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