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.


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!

The Kaaboo Experience

KAABOO_Stacked_Delmar_CMYKSurfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter  is excited to be partnering with KAABOO, as a Kindness Charity Partner.  For every pass purchased a portion is donated to KAABOO’s Kindness program supporting Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter and other local charities.

KAABOO is more than a music festival!  KAABOO a festival it is a “mix-perience” combining world-class music, comedy, gourmet cuisine, craft libations, inspiring contemporary art, and personal indulgences. Go to for more information on the lineup and other experiences. The festival starts on Friday, September 16th and runs through Sunday, September 18th. If you purchase your tickets through Surfrider an additional 20% of each ticket will go directly to our Chapter.


Click here to purchase tickets - use code SURFRIDERSD

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.

Support Us

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!


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.

Learn More


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



2016 Mid-Year Accomplishments Report

Dear Surfrider Supporter, Over thirty years ago a group of surfers from Malibu, California, were concerned about the health risks associated with environmental threats posed by escalating coastal development at their favorite surf spot. They took action. Not even they...

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