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PLEDGE TO RISE ABOVE PLASTICS WITH SURFRIDER THIS OCTOBER

October 01 2014

Change begins onshore. It starts with you. Read More »

ENVIRONMENTAL DIRECTOR NAMED THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

September 25 2014

Chad Nelsen to lead the global nonprofit organization Read More »

THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION WINS BEACH ACCESS LAWSUIT AGAINST VINOD KHOSLA

September 24 2014

Today, the Surfrider Foundation (surfrider.org), scored a huge victory in its protracted legal battle against billionaire and venture capitalist, Vinod Khosla, to restore beach access at Martin’s Beach in San Mateo, California. Read More »

THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION CELEBRATES CALIFORNIA’S PLASTIC BAG BAN

August 29 2014

Late last night, in a landmark decision, the California State Legislature banned single-use plastic bags, making California the first state to outlaw single-use plastic bags. Read More »

THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION TURNS 30

August 22 2014

The non-profit honors its heritage and 250,000+ supporters around the world with first-ever online timeline and 2015 t-shirt design contest Read More »

CLOSING ARGUMENTS MADE TODAY IN THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION’S LAWSUIT AGAINST VINOD KHOSLA

July 16 2014

This may just be the first round of what is expected to be another long battle. Yet, the outcome of this case will set a precedent for the future of public access at all beaches along our coasts. Read More »

JETBLUE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

July 02 2014

Airline Joins the Non-Profit to Support Beach Clean-Ups and Conservation Programs Throughout the Americas Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION CELEBRATED 2014 INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY WITH 30,000-PLUS PARTICIPANTS

June 25 2014

Volunteers collected 22,000 pounds of trash and raised awareness for oceans Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF STOKE THIS INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY

June 09 2014

Honoring special coastal places, Instagram contest and membership packages announced Read More »

SUPPORT SURFRIDER FOUNDATION THIS WORLD OCEANS MONTH

June 03 2014

June is World Oceans Month and Surfrider is raising awareness about the increasingly damaging effects that pollution, habitat loss, development and climate change have on our oceans. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION BEACH ACCESS BILL CLEARED STATE SENATE ADVANCES TO ASSEMBLY

May 29 2014

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SURFRIDER FOUNDATION UNVEILS INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY

May 01 2014

Celebrating 10-Years of Stoke on June 20 Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION LAWSUIT TO OPEN MARTIN’S BEACH GOES TO TRIAL

April 30 2014

Public participation encouraged on Monday May 5 Read More »

VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA CONTINUES COMMITMENT TO SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

March 31 2014

Surfrider Foundation and Volkswagen’s Think Blue.® Campaign Promote Clean Water Read More »

DROP INTO CLEAN WATER THIS WORLD WATER DAY WITH THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

March 11 2014

Tweet-to-win a prize pack valued at more than $350 Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION LOOKS TO CONGRESS AS US BEACHES FALL VICTIM TO FEDERAL BUDGET AGAIN

March 05 2014

White House proposes to eliminate all funding for beach water testing and public health protection program. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION CONTESTS PLANS FOR SEISMIC TESTING IN THE ATLANTIC

February 27 2014

The Surfrider Foundation is deeply dismayed by the final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) released today by the Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Read More »

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION HONORS 2013 WAVEMAKERS

February 27 2014

On Saturday, February 22, The Surfrider Foundation’s Board of Directors and Staff gathered at the Talega Golf Club in San Clemente, Calif., to honor individuals and companies for their outstanding efforts and support in 2013 to fulfill the Foundation's mission of protecting oceans, waves and beaches. Read More »

WATER CONSERVATION TIPS FROM THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

February 14 2014

The Surfrider Foundation [surfrider.org], a leading non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, is working with communities, affected states and other agencies to help address the west-coast drought and set a precedent for water conservation and quality nationwide. Read More »

NATIONAL BEACH WATER QUALITY PROGRAM RESTORED

January 16 2014

Congress has passed a federal budget that includes funding for the BEACH Act Grants program that supports beach water quality monitoring and ensures national safety standards are followed at beaches across the country. Read More »

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