Oahu Chapter

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Sponsor Surfrider O‘ahu

Surfrider O‘ahu is built on the support of our community. Through volunteer hours & financial donations you can help make our programs and campaigns vibrant and community driven. Your generosity in sponsorship is a foundation in fulfilling our mission to protect O‘ahu’s ocean, waves, & beaches for generations into the future. You are directly funding some of the programs & principles you see below.

Sponsorship Levels for the John Kelly Awards & Single Events

If you are interested in sponsoring the John Kelly Awards or A single event please contact our Chapter Coordinator, Doorae Shin, at dshin@Oahu.Surfrider.org or our Marketing Coordinator, Louise Sper at Marketing@Oahu.Surfrider.org Mahalo!

Where do your Donations Go…

Blue Water Task Force: A citizen science initiative designed to measure fecal bacterial contamination in near shore waters so government officials and recreational beachgoers are aware of water quality contamination issues.

Where Your Money Goes:

  • For every $20 you help finance a single Water Quality Sample
  • For every $500 you expand the reach of our program to a new testing location

Civics is Sexy: A Community empowerment and engagement workshop — designed to teach citizens how to get involved in local legislature (State + City & County), exercising the foundations of democracy. An engaged community is one that makes positive changes that benefit more than a select few.

Where Your Money Goes:

  • For every $15 you help operation costs to add another community attendee
  • For every $1000 you allow us to expand our workshops to universities and outer island throughout the year

Ocean Friendly Restaurants: We have certified over 100 ocean friendly restaurants that commit to minimizing or eliminating single use plastic that has become of the largest forms of marine contamination and degradation. Studies indicate that without major lifestyle shifts there will be more plastic (by weight) than fish in the ocean by 2050.

Where Your Money Goes:

  • Each $100 donation creates a recognition package and online media for a new OFR

Ocean Friendly Gardens & Surfbltiz – Partnership with Permablitz Hawaii: Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG) revives our ahupuaas by reducing polluted runoff flowing to our oceans through the concept of CPR – Conservation, Permeability and Retention – to our landscapes and hardscapes:

Where Your Money Goes:

  • Each $100 donation puts 10 native plants or food crops into the ground
  • Each $1,000 donation helps install 2 water catchment systems, or precision irrigation systems

Beach Clean Ups: Cleaned 15,000 + lbs  of debris from O‘ahu Beaches, educated hundreds of volunteers on the effects of single-use plastics on our marine environment.

Where Your Money Goes:

  • For every $25 you provide a cleanup kit and help clean 50lbs of debris from Oahu’s beaches
  • For every $750 you sponsor the food and supplies for a 100 person cleanup – translating to a minimum of 1000lbs of debris removed.