March 14 2008


by Surfrider Foundation International Program

Unfortunately the beach doesn't clean itself.

South Orange and San Diego County Chapters join forces with Surfrider Foundation's global network to increase public awareness about ocean pollution.

For the 13th year in a row, volunteers will be gathering at beaches throughout North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Japan and North Africa during the weekend of March 21-23, 2008 to demonstrate their appreciation and respect for the ocean by cleaning up their local beaches. Last year over 10,000 people showed up to clean 218 different locations. This year over 290 sites have been registered already.

The Surfrider Foundation South Orange County Chapter will hold their beach clean up on March 22, starting at 9am at Doheny Beach. The Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter will hold theirs on the same date and time at Coronado Beach (at the end of Isabella Avenue). Check out the Oceans Initiatives website for a complete list of global locations.

"Our members and supporters are passionate about their beaches," said Rick Erkeneff, Chair of Surfrider Foundation South Orange County Chapter. "By joining other Surfrider members around the world in cleaning up our beaches, we are sending a clear message about the need to protect and preserve our coast and ocean."

About the Oceans Initiatives
Created and managed by Surfrider Foundation Europe, the Oceans Initiatives is an opportunity for activists and volunteers to organize locally to help make a global impact. For additional information, please visit:

About the Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation go to