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Hands Across the Sand 2019

Say YES to Clean, Renewable Energy!
Say NO to Dirty Fossil Fuels and Seismic Airgun Blasting

We have never been closer to having our ocean blasted and drilled for oil. At 12 noon on May 18th, people on beaches all over the nation will be joining hands in solidarity against seismic airgun blasting and offshore drilling in the Atlantic.

Join Oceana, the Urban Paradise Guild, Surfrider Foundation Miami & our community partners for this important annual event!


11 am: Arrive at event. Find out more about Oceana, Surfrider, and Urban Paradise Guild.
12 noon: Join hands for 15 minutes, forming a continuous line in the sand. We expect this will be the longest Hands Across the Sand line in the state of Florida!
12:15: Press Conference with elected officials and environmental leaders
12:30: #DrillingisKilling Paddle Out, hosted by Surfrider Miami Beach and F1rst Shop

We expect to get some incredible drone footage of the #DrillingisKilling Paddle Out. Enjoy the beach & leave only your footprints. Everyone is responsible for their own safety during the paddle out, so please bring leashes and be mindful of weather and water conditions. We strongly encourage carpooling! Please do not bring single use plastics to this event (cups, straws, bottles, etc). Some reusable signs will be on loan for this event, so stop by the tents if you’d like to hold a sign.

Volunteers: We need volunteers to serve as beach organizers. If you are interested, go to the Oceana tent for a free t shirt or tank, and instructions. The Beach Organizers Method has made Miami the biggest Hands on Earth many years. Please see the UPG Training Video:

OPTIONAL Beach Cleanup From 9:30 am -11 am. Bring a refillable water bottle, as this is a single use plastic free event. This cleanup is optional. If you’re just coming for the Hands Across the Sand event, you can arrive at 11 am.

Location: Miami Beach at 5th Street