With nearly 70 miles of coastline to protect, our chapter is one of the largest and most active in the world. We are a grassroots organization, which means the people working to protect our local oceans, waves and beaches are volunteers who care about San Diego and want to make a difference.
WHAT WE DO
Protect & Enjoy
We ensure clean water, healthy ocean and coastlines and accessible beaches for all to enjoy by finding lasting solutions to the threats our ocean faces.
In 2016, 6,333 volunteers removed 9,399 pounds of debris during beach cleanups in coastal areas of San Diego, capturing it before it could pollute the ocean.
Click the link below to read about our victories in 2016 and previous years!
Surfrider San Diego’s Ocean Friendly Restaurant team is hosting a 100 strong ocean friendly restaurant celebration!read more
The Tijuana River Valley needs our help! Join us in our largest annual cleanup effort of the Tijuana River Valley in Goat Canyon!read more
Show Herringbone La Jolla your gratitude for reducing their disposable waste by coming out to celebrate!read more
On August 30, 2017, the San Diego County Chapter achieved another victory for our coastline! After years of pressure, the Encinitas City Council decided to pursue a staircase to maintain access to the beach at Beacons, an already narrow beach, and reconfigure the...read more
Check out our ten favorite shots from the 26th Annual Paddle for Clean Water!read more
Seasonal rains are just around the corner for San Diego! What does “first flush” mean and what can you do to help?read more