Got the day off from school? Surfrider’s got you covered. Established in 2004 by Surfing Magazine and The Surfrider Foundation, International Surfing Day stands as the waterman’s unofficial (California excluded), environmentally conscious sports-centered holiday. Celebrating the sustainability of the world’s ocean resources through the sport of surfing and the surfing lifestyle, the annual holidays brings a broad focus to the sport and the environment that impacts it, with organized surfing session, paddle-outs and beach cleanups. For live ISD coverage click here and for that promised “out” from school see Surfrider Foundation Chief Executive Jim Moriarty’s permission letter below.