Stone 21st Anniversary

We’ll be serving up some delicious craft beer to raise funds for the Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter! For more information on the event click here.  The volunteer shift is on Saturday, August 19th from 11am-8:30pm. Volunteers must be available for the entire shift and must be 21+ years of age!

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Clean Water. Healthy Beaches.

In honor of World Oceans Day & San Diego’s 70 miles of coastline, we are challenging 500 people to donate $7 or more.  Will you be one of them?

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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.

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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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Core Volunteer Orientation


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

CVO will be on Wednesday, August 16th from 6:30-8pm.  Pizza and beverages are provided!

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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


2017 Morning After Mess

Since 2010, over 12,000 pounds of trash and recycling have been removed from our beaches on July 5th! Join Surfrider San Diego in our largest cleanup of the year! We’ll be at four locations across San Diego cleaning up the beach the morning after July 4th. We’ll be at...

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Making Water Conservation a Way of Life in San Diego

As California considers legislation to make conservation a permanent strategy, it needs support from Southern California water agencies like the San Diego County Water Authority, writes Matt O’Malley of San Diego Coastkeeper. WRITTEN BYMatt O’Malley PUBLISHED ON Aug....

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Corporate Spotlight: Coronado Brewing Co.

Surfrider San Diego’s relationship with Coronado Brewing Co. began with the 2016 Surfrider Summer Ale beer collaboration. Since then, a corporate partnership has formed where they not only support Surfrider San Diego, but Surfrider National as well. This year, they...

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