The Surfrider Foundation [], 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 »

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 »

After everyone has spent a day of giving thanks and a day of getting deals, Surfrider Foundation is proud to join the national #GivingTuesday movement to encourage people to spend with a purpose. Read More »

Today, the Surfrider Foundation, WILDCOAST and Environment California launch ActCoastal, the citizen engagement campaign as part of the California Coast Accountability Project. ActCoastal will empower millions of Californians who support coastal protection to engage effectively with the California Coastal Commission and have a voice in important decisions that matter to them and to the future of the state. The California Coastal Commission is mandated under state law to protect the California coast and to ensure that everyone can access and enjoy it. Read More »

“I’ve got a golden ticket, I’ve got a golden ticket,” is what you’ll be singing this holiday season when you give the gift of a Surfrider Foundation membership. But will your golden ticket be the winning golden ticket for a Firewire surfboard? Read More »

It’s one thing to read about a hard fought battle, it’s another thing to watch it unfold. The Inertia is breathing new life into the story of Martin’s Beach by releasing “Martin’s 5: Battle For The Beach.” This eight-minute film highlights the Surfrider Foundation’s campaign to keep the beach open to the public for everyone’s enjoyment and use. Read More »

The Surfrider Foundation and Teva are excited to announce the return of “Rise Above Plastics Month” in October. The goal of the month is to educate people on the threats single-use plastics pose to our marine environments, and challenge them to reduce their plastic footprint by making simple changes in their daily lives. Read More »

On Aug. 2, dozens of vintage Volkswagen enthusiasts will hit the road for the nation’s longest, and longest running, annual Treffen (German for “gathering”) and cruise for a cause: clean water. Participants will be driving air-cooled, rear-engine Volkswagen models in the 15th annual Airhead Parts Hwy 1 Treffen Vintage VW Cruise and Car Show. Read More »

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act (HR 2231), which would dramatically expand offshore drilling in U.S. waters. The bill would require new drilling off Southern California, Virginia, South Carolina, and Alaska, and overall require a doubling of offshore domestic oil production. The Surfrider Foundation's Ocean Program Manager, Pete Stauffer, issued the following statement in reaction to the decision. Read More »

In celebration of International Surfing Day, which took place on Thursday, June 20th, the Surfrider Foundation announced today that the California State Assembly passed House Resolution No. 19 with 49 co-authors to recognize International Surfing Day as a way to celebrate California’s surfing heritage and raise awareness about the need to protect our oceans, waves and beaches. Read More »

The Surfrider Foundation won an important victory today when the Honorable Terry O'Rourke and Cynthia Aaron concluded that the Coastal Commission has the authority for oversight of beach access at Strands Beach, which should put an end to the City’s bogus nuisance claims used to avoid beach access. Effectively, the decision means that if the City of Dana Point continues to fail to open the locked gates and expand the restrictive access hours for Strands Beach, the Coastal Commission can take an enforcement action. Read More »

Following two hearings filled with testimony that included comments from Surfrider Foundation, activists and ocean lovers alike, the Regional Water Quality Control Board denied the Transportation Corridor Agencies the necessary permit to build the first “segment” of the SR-241 toll road extension. Read More »

The Surfrider Foundation announced today that on June 20th it will offer a special package for new and renewing members this International Surfing Day. Read More »

On Wednesday, June 19th the Regional Water Quality Control Board is expected to make a decision regarding the TCA’s permit to build the first “segment” of the SR-241 toll road extension. Surfrider Foundation is asking its supporters to attend the meeting at 1:00 PM to demonstrate opposition to the road. Public comment will be taken shortly after 1:00 PM. Read More »

A court settlement filed today requires the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard to ensure that toxic oil-dispersing chemicals used in federal waters off California will not harm sea turtles, whales and other endangered species or their habitats. Conservation groups sued to force the government to determine the dispersants’ safety for endangered species prior to their use — not afterward, as occurred during 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Read More »

The Surfrider Foundation is proud to announce it has teamed up with Volkswagen’s Think Blue. initiative. Together, Surfrider Foundation and Volkswagen of America, Inc. will encourage individuals across the country to make positive changes in their lives to ensure our nation’s oceans, waves, beaches and waterways are clean and healthy for future generations to come. Read More »

In anticipation of International Surfing Day on Thursday, June 20th, the Surfrider Foundation is hosting a month-long “Thirsty Thursday” Instagram contest to get supporters pumped for the annual celebration. For the next four Thursdays, Surfrider Foundation is thirsty for ocean, wave, beach, surf and environmental shots for a chance to win a Firewire surfboard. Read More »

Summer is right around the corner and this means that many people will soon flock to the beach. To help make sure your day at the beach does not make you sick, the Surfrider Foundation and Emergen-C Blue are releasing the Second Annual Blue Water Task Force Annual Report to share water quality results from the Foundation’s volunteer-run water testing labs. Read More »

The world’s largest gathering dedicated to global wave protection with representatives from 19 organizations and ten different countries came together for the 3rd Global Wave Conference in Rosarito, Mexico. The three-day conference concluded with the signing of a conference statement on wave protection and coastal preservation that marked the unity of the world’s surf protection organizations. Read More »

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