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 2017, 8,190 volunteers removed 9,352 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 2017 and previous years!
This year, 8,190 volunteers removed 118,018 items of trash, weighing 9,352 pounds total, from along our coastline. In 2016, 6,333 volunteers removed 174,542 items of trash, weighing 9,399 pounds total. While we applaud the increases pounds per volunteer effort this year and are heartened to see decreases in certain trash types, we are still troubled by the amount of debris being collected overall.read more
It has been one year since the 2017 massive sewage spill where 143 million gallons of raw sewage and hazardous industrial runoff from Mexico were diverted and funneled onto beaches from Imperial Beach to Coronado. In the months after the sewage and hazardous runoff spill, community members from Imperial Beach and Coronado mobilized and organized, nonprofits gathered and public agencies and local elected officials met aplenty.read more
Take the Pledge!
Join the San Diego movement to go strawless!
Together we can reduce plastic straw waste.read more
Join us on Saturday, February 24th at Pier Plaza as we collect letters and continue to ask our elected officials to put a stop to the sewage, trash, and toxic waste that continue to plague our beautiful beaches and communities.read more
Join us for our annual Holiday Party on December 14th!read more
Surfrider San Diego’s Ocean Friendly Restaurant team is hosting a 100 strong ocean friendly restaurant celebration!read more