Champions of Surf & Sand

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

Our Approach

A Powerful Network

81 Chapters + 85 Youth Clubs Around the Country and Growing!

Our irreplaceable national network of chapter volunteers serves as the first response to local threats in coastal communities across the US. They are the boots on the ground who collaborate on both the local and national level with regional staff and issue experts to carry out our mission through campaign, program and educational initiatives in their local communities.

Our Initiatives

We focus our efforts on 5 key areas

Our ocean faces growing challenges from pollution, offshore development and climate change. At the same time, expanding industries, such as offshore oil drilling, threaten to crowd our ocean and degrade its health (and those who call it home!). Every day poses new threats to our oceans and beaches. Our ocean and special places must be proactively protected before they are threatened and stem the tide before further damage is done to the ocean’s health. This is precisely why Surfrider has built a network of passion-driven people who are on the ground and are the voice for our ocean and beaches. With one foot in the sand and the other in the water, Surfrider is the only non-profit organization who is 100% focused on our coasts.

Beach Access

Keep our beaches accessible for all to enjoy.

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Clean Water

Protect our water resources and prevent pollution from reaching the ocean.

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Ocean Protection

Protect our ocean and address the dangers to it, today and in the future.

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Coastal Preservation

Ensure our beaches and natural shorelines don't vanish before our eyes.

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Plastic Pollution

Reduce the impacts of plastics in the marine environment starts with us.

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100 ways to make a difference on our coast.

Campaigns define us as an organization. It’s how we protect our special coastal places, ensure our ocean is healthy and wild, keep pollution out of the water and make sure every beach is clean and accessible for all to enjoy. Each and every campaign has a defined beginning, middle and end.

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Our Programs

A key component to Surfrider's efforts and success is our programs. We test the ocean waters all year long with our Blue Water Task Force to ensure that the public is educated on their local water quality. We create beautiful landscapes that collect runoff before it can pollute the ocean with our Ocean Friendly Gardens program.

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Support your ocean, waves, beaches

You don’t have to be near a chapter to be a part of our network. Your financial support will ensure that our network has the right tools, resources, and expert training to carry out the Surfrider mission.