Protect and Enjoy

June 20, 2015 marks the 11th annual International Surfing Day (ISD). Each year celebrations take place across the globe in more than 30 countries featuring surf contests, barbecues, film screenings and other surf-related activities. In addition to celebrating the sport and lifestyle of surfing, participants also give back to our ocean, waves and beaches by organizing beach cleanups, habitat restoration and other acts promoting coastal protection. Join in on the fun by starting your own event, finding an event near you, or simply making a donation to support Surfrider’s mission.

Get Involved

Create an Event

Celebrate ISD by organizing your own event on Saturday, June 20th! Get started by registering your event today.

Find an

Want to join in on an event near you? Use the event locator to see who’s celebrating ISD in your area.

Make a Donation

Not near a beach or event? Donate to the Surfrider Foundation to protect the beaches we all love!



Create a team and invite your friends, family and colleagues to support the Surfrider Foundation. Join in and compete to win prizes from our sponsors, valued at $3,300. The individual that raises the most money could be jetting across the country thanks to JetBlue with a new Firewire surfboard and other prizes! See full contest rules. Want to get started? Here's how:

  1. Find an event near you on the map above
  2. Visit event page
  3. Join a fundraising team or create your own
  4. Promote and fundraise for our ocean, waves and beaches!

First Prize

  • (2) JetBlue Vouchers
  • Surfrider Firewire Surfboard
  • SPY Sunglasses
  • Surfrider Beach Towel
  • Baxter Grooming Package

Second Prize

  • Surfrider Firewire Surfboard
  • SPY Sunglasses
  • Surfrider Beach Towel
  • Baxter Grooming Package

Third Prize

  • SPY Sunglasses
  • Surfrider Beach Towel
  • Baxter Grooming Package

The Impact

30+ Countries Participating Annually
70+ Tons of trash cleared from beaches
200+ Events Taking Place each year
1M+ Participants over the last decade

#MySpecialPlace Photo Contest

Participate in the #MySpecialPlace contest by sharing images of your special places — whether that's a lake, river, ocean or other body of water. Share images via Instagram or Twitter, by mentioning @Surfrider and using the hashtag #MySpecialPlace.

The contest runs June 19-21. Surfrider will pick the four best special place photos on Monday, June 22 and will award one grand prize winner and 3 runner-up winners with a prize pack of gear and products from our generous partner, CLIF Bar.

Read the official contest rules.