10th Annual “Hands Across The Sand” comes to Miami Beach

(Miami Beach, FL) May 16, 2019 -

On Saturday, May 18 hundreds of South Floridians, including local leaders will form a human chain along the Miami Beach shoreline to protest seismic air gun blasting and offshore drilling that endangers Florida’s ecosystem and coastal economy. The event is scheduled to culminate with a “mass paddle out” of surfboards, paddleboards and inflatables into the ocean.

Oceana, Surfrider Miami Chapter, and Urban Paradise Guild are organizing the annual Hands Across the Sand event. This is one of many synchronized events across the nation to raise awareness about the dangers of dirty fuels and the need to speed the transition to available, affordable clean energy solutions. The City of Miami Beach will also be presenting a proclamation during the Press Conference.

In 2010, Commissioner Góngora represented the City of Miami Beach at the first Hands Across the Sand event in response to the devastating oil spill off the coast of Florida.

“My hope is that Saturday’s gathering will send a powerful message in our commitment to protect our environment, said Commissioner Góngora. “Our energy policy should be focused on implementing clean energy solutions that are sustainable.”

WHEN:  Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

WHERE:  On the beach, 500 Block of Ocean Drive, Miami Beach