What We Do

The core activities and campaigns that the Surfrider Foundation uses to protect our oceans, waves and beaches fall into the categories of Clean Water, Beach Access, Beach Preservation and Protecting Special Places.

Clean Water

Clean Water

Our initiative to protect and restore coastal water quality from the ridges, through our watersheds and out to the nearshore ocean where we surf, swim and recreate.

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Beach Access

Beach Access

Our initiative to promote the right of low-impact, free and open access to the world’s waves and beaches for all people.

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Beach Preservation

Beach Preservation

Our initiative to protect and preserve healthy beaches that are important coastal ecosystems and recreational areas.
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Protecting Special Places

Protecting Special Places

Our initiative to proactively conserve, protect, and restore special coastal and ocean places.

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Rise Above Plastics

Rise Above Plastics

Plastic is forever, with virtually every piece of petroleum based plastic ever made still in existence. That’s why it’s so critical to our oceans and beaches that we dramatically reduce our use of plastics, especially single-use plastics, starting today.

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Ocean Friendly Gardens

Ocean Friendly Gardens

You can take simple steps in your own garden to create beautiful landscapes that capture the eye of your neighbors while capturing the polluted runoff that flows to our local beaches.

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Hold On To Your Butts

Hold Onto Your Butts

While cigarette butts may seem small, they are a major problem at our local beaches, in the ocean, and throughout watersheds.

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