The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide.

The O‘ahu Chapter’s mission is to improve water quality, ensure the public’s right to beach access, reduce plastic marine debris, and work for responsible, ocean-friendly development on the island of Oahu.

The Staff, Executive Committee members, Coordinators, and Core Volunteers of the Surfrider O‘ahu chapter are listed below.

STAFF

Surfrider is primarily a volunteer run organization, but also relies on a small staff to make our efforts work on a day to day basis. Because the O‘ahu Chapter is one of the most active in the country it is supported by a Chapter Coordinator (one of only a handful in the country) and a Regional Manager.

 

Executive Committee

The Surfrider O‘ahu Executive Committee (EC) is our volunteer based board of directors. The EC is made up of core volunteers who have shown high levels of dedication to our chapter and are advocates for the mission of Surfrider. They give an incredible amount of hours and are the decision making foundation for the chapter. Board terms are two years and and elected positions.

 

Committee Leadership

Surfrider O‘ahu is made up of various campaigns that are the heart of our organization. Each program is designed to represent an aspect of our mission protecting our ocean, beaches, and waves and connects with our core principles surrounding beach access and clean water. Our committee leads are all volunteers, who give extra time to coordinate the campaigns and connect with prospective volunteers. These leadership positions help dictate campaign agendas and report back to the EC on needs and progress within their programs.

Core Volunteers

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Surfrider across the world. Without them our organization would not exist as most of our programs are dreamed up, created, and operated by community members who are devoting their free time to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s ocean, beaches, and waves! Our Core Volunteers are those who put in that something extra – they show up to almost everything, are always asking what else they can do, help educate in the community, and are lovers of the ocean.