Beach access is the ability to reach the sand and surf. It is the means of entry to our ocean, waves and beaches for surfers, paddlers, swimmers and all kinds of beachgoers. REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship, and is a core supporter of Surfrider’s mission to promote and protect low-impact, free and open access to the world's waves and beaches for all. REI is passionate about the outdoors and committed to promoting environmental stewardship and increasing access to outdoor recreation through volunteerism, gear donations and generous financial contributions to the Surfrider Foundation and other organizations dedicated to protecting sacred outdoor spaces.