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Clean Up Cowell’s

Clean Up Cowell’s

Get Cowell’s off the dirtiest beach list.


Ways you can help:

  • Join the chapter's BWTF and help insure that Cowell’s and Main Beach are tested for water quality.
  • Attend public safety committee hearings and ask what is being done to get Cowell’s off the Dirtiest Beaches List
  • Contact the Public Safety Committee and ask David Terrazas what measures they are taking to get Cowell’s off the dirtiest beach list. His email address is
  • Fill out a surfer illness form to document getting sick from surfing.
  • Take photos to document pollution and needles at Cowell’s and Main Beach. Post them on the chapter's Facebook page and let everyone know on twitter with @surfridersc and #CleanUpCowells
  • Tell your friends and family about Cowell’s being one of the dirtiest beaches in California for almost half a decade. Let local business nearby know that you are afraid that you may get sick from spending a day at Cowell’s Beach. Most people don’t realize that Cowell’s beach is dirtier than the Tijuana Rivermouth.

Nobody should get sick from surfing or spending a day at the beach. The Surfrider Foundation San Cruz Chapter’s goal is to get Cowell’s beach off the dirtiest beach list (beach bummer list), and get it back to being a healthy beach for residents and tourists alike to enjoy.

Visit the Campaign Website

  • Chapter:Santa Cruz
  • State: CA
  • Country: USA
  • Theme: Clean Water
  • Launch Date: September 30 2013
  • Completion Date: Ongoing

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Danny Wright - Blue Water Task Force lab coordinator - bwtf <at>