Our ocean, waves and beaches belong to all of us and it is our job to protect them.

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

Why Surfrider?

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When we see what we love in trouble, we act. And we win.

Surfrider has built a network of coastal defenders who transform their passion for our coast into lasting protection. We are fortunate to live in a place where passion for protection is in our blood. We have a community dominated by guardians including: First Nations, grassroots environmentalists and scientists as well as ocean lovers, surfers, beach walkers and fishing enthusiasts. Bridging local knowledge together with national experts in law, policy and science, Surfrider is one of many lines of defence here in the Pacific Rim.

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Our local Surfrider Chapter is part of a greater international organization of volunteers. We come together to respond to threats to our coastal communities and protect what we love through campaign, program and educational initiatives in our communities.

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For more than a century, the ocean has been under seige.

Our ocean faces many growing challenges such as climate change and plastic pollution. At the same time, expanding industries, such as fish farming and petroleum tanker transport threaten to crowd our ocean and degrade its health (and those who call it home!). Every day poses new threats to our oceans and beaches. Our ocean and its special places must be proactively protected before they are threatened. We must stem the tide before further damage.

Plastic Polution

Tankers and Traffic

Marine Life Health

Water Quality

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Our volunteers are the lifeblood of the Surfrider Foundation.

Over the last 30yrs Surfrider has built a volunteer network of 84 chapters & 40 clubs across the US. More and more international chapters have joined the cause and we are proud to be one of three chapters on the Canadian west coast defending our coastline.

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