The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful network.
What began as a fight to protect a surf spot in Malibu, CA more than 30 years ago has evolved into the largest network of coastal defenders who transform their passion for our coasts into lasting protection.
Surfrider bridges local knowledge with national experts in law, policy and science. This is our formula for success — both the playbook and the team — which produces victories for our beaches year after year.
Over the last three decades we have a track record of more than 340 victories (since we started counting in 2006!). We don’t just play. We win.
Completely focused on our coasts, Surfrider has a vision for 100% protection of our ocean, waves and beaches. That complete regional coverage, supported by our team of experts, would keep our beaches open to everyone, promote smart coastal development that avoids coastal impacts, protect special ocean and coastal places before they are threatened, ensure the water is clean to surf and swim and the beaches are free of plastic litter.
And, we won’t stop until we reach 100% protection of our coasts.