25th Annual Paddle for Clean Water

On Sunday, October 2nd at 9 AM we will celebrate the 25th Annual Paddle for Clean Water in Ocean Beach. The event raises awareness about the need for clean water and healthy coastlines. There will be live music by Tribal Theory and guest speakers.  This event is free and open to the public.

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Surf the Border Surf Contest

Presented by Pure Mortgage

Surfrider San Diego’s No Border Sewage Committee (NoBS) is hosting a bi-national surf competition on October 15th at Border Field State Park.The surf competition is intended to raise awareness about issues impacting our oceans, waves and beaches in the border region and help inspire local surfers on both sides of the border to protect the quality of our ocean.

More details and contest sign up here!

Safeguard CA's underwater treasures!

There is an exciting effort underway to protect nine seamounts, ridges and banks off of the coast of California; where less than 1% of these federal waters are currently protected. Check out our blog post to learn more. To show your support, sign the petition to federal leaders here.

Visit http://www.californiaseamounts.org/

Join us for Core Volunteer Orientation

Have you been wanting to get more involved with our Chapter? Join us for our Core Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, September 21st at 6:30pm in our office. Learn how to help us protect our ocean, waves and beaches. There will be free pizza and beverages!

Sign up now!

Taste of the Port

Join Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program and several participating OFRs at the Port of San Diego’sTaste of the Port event on September 22ndThe event will highlight sustainable cooking including locally sourced ingredients and fresh fish.  Enjoy live entertainment, drinks, and product demos.  Space is limited and this event will sell out.

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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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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 2015, 7,360 volunteers removed 9,825 pounds of debris during beach cleanups in coastal areas of San Diego, capturing it before it could pollute the ocean.

Hear about our other accomplishments during 2015 in this video, and click the link below to read about our victories in previous years.

Our Victories


TRAM 2016

Join us for a day of stewardship and education at one of the many events from September 17 to October 15.

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25th Annual Paddle for Clean Water

SAVE THE DATE for the Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter’s 25th Annual Paddle for Clean Water on Sunday, October 2nd from 9am-12pm in Ocean Beach. The event will feature hundreds of surfers and ocean enthusiasts paddling around the Ocean Beach Pier in an...

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TRAM 2016

Join us for a day of stewardship and education at one of the many events from September 17 to October 15.

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Prop 67 & 65 – How to Save the Bag Ban this November

The Battle Against Plastic Bags in California; A Brief History By Mitch Silverstein Of the 17 measures on this November’s ballot, two in particular deal specifically with California’s statewide plastic bag ban.  Prop 67 presents a fairly straightforward referendum;...

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