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Rob Caughlan “A Surfer In The White House” Author Talk and Book Signing
October 26, 2022 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Join Save the Shores and Surfrider San Mateo County to meet former Surfrider President Rob “Birdlegs” Caughlan at Byrd’s Filling Station for a special night prior to the upcoming midterm elections.
This event is your chance to hear Rob tell yarns from his life and book, A Surfer in the White House. Come learn and laugh with a longtime environmentalist, surfer, and San Mateo resident.
Book signing after and time to browse Byrd’s store for year-round and seasonal Zero & Low Waste items.
Book Summary: “A collection of hilarious and insightful experiences of a life-long surfer, drawn into politics by his love for the ocean. His adventures include surfing with sharks, hopping freight trains and unconventional media methods of promoting environmental causes with celebrities like Robert Redford, Paul Newman, and William Shatner. There are vivid, first-person accounts of working with President Jimmy Carter. He used his pragmatic media savvy for a who’s who of American Senators and Congressional Representatives – Dianne Feinstein, Jay Rockefeller, Jackie Speier, Pete McCloskey, and Leo Ryan. As president of the Surfrider Foundation, he brought surfer muscle to battles for coastal protection. This book shows that a life of activism can be both rewarding and fun. If surfers can make a difference, anybody can.”