Represented by over 50,000 members and approximately 80 local chapters in the U.S., the Surfrider Foundation also has affiliations in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Europe, and Japan. The Surfrider Foundation has adopted the following principles to guide and govern the activities of the organization .
The Surfrider Foundation is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive organization for all people who protect and enjoy the world’s ocean, waves, and beaches. Our success and impact depend on learning from our community, standing in solidarity with our allies, and working towards a more just future, both for our organization and the environmental movement as a whole.
Typically, passed by the Surfrider Foundation’s national Board of Directors in favor or opposition of a specific issue, project or campaign. The intent of a resolution is to not be the overarching policy of the organization but to apply to a specific issue, project or campaign. An example would be a resolution of support for the removal of dams to restore watersheds that are important habitats and supply clean water and beach sediments to the coast. Such a resolution clarifies the Surfrider Foundations role regarding watershed restoration.