May Chapter Meeting

Join us for our second quarter Chapter Meeting hosted by the STOP Climate Change and Beach Preservation Committees at the Karl Strauss Brewing Company Tasting Room and Beer Garden (5985 Santa Fe St) on Thursday, May 25th from 6:30-8:30pm.

Pizza will be provided by Woodstock Pizza and all attendees receive a free Karl Strauss Taster!


Core Volunteer Orientation


Join us for CVO and kickstart your volunteering with the Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter!

CVO will be on Wednesday, June 21st from 6:30-8pm.  Pizza and beverages are provided!

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230 Million Gallons Spill in Tijuana River

For 17 days straight, the Tijuana River Valley was being flooded with more than 23o million gallons of sewage seeping in from a rupture in a sewage collector pipe on the Mexico side of the border. This is by far the largest sewage spill in over a decade, if not ever.

Sign the Action Alert here

For Our Oceans, Waves and Beaches.

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.

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Beach and Bluff Conservancy v. City of Solana Beach Case

On Friday, December 9, 2016, San Diego Superior Court Judge Timothy M. Casserly issued a ruling in the Beach and Bluff Conservancy v. City of Solana Beach Case.

The Surfrider Foundation and its San Diego Chapter sees the ruling to uphold 5 major provisions of the 7 provisions challenged as a huge vindication of the efforts by the City of Solana Beach, California Coastal Commission (CCC) and the Surfrider Foundation to deal with the debilitating impacts of seawalls and development on beach access and recreation.

To learn more about this lawsuit, click here


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.

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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!

Our Victories


17th Annual Art Gala & Auction

The Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter is happy to announce it's 17th Annual Art Gala & Auction at Paradise Point Resort on Friday, May 12th! This event will (re)CONNECT guests with our mission.  It will CELEBRATE our amazing activist network and the...

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Open Letter Regarding Border Sewage

  Dear Federal, State, City, and Local political representatives, The Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter is writing to express our outrage regarding the 143 million gallons of raw sewage that was discharged into the Tijuana River upstream in Tijuana from...

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