Surfrider San Diego receives grant from the San Diego Foundation

The San Diego County Chapter was recently awarded $25,000 by the San Diego Foundation to support it’s Carbon Connection Project. This is a vital community project since few local climate action plans comprehensively address the important nexus between water and energy, to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the impacts of climate change to water resources.

Thank you San Diego Foundation for your support in protecting our Ocean, waves and beaches!

Learn more about the SD Foundation Grant here!

Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Party!

Surfrider San Diego County Chapter wants to celebrate you this Holiday Season!  Bring your friends and family to our Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Party on Thursday, December 15th from 6:30-9pm at the Coronado Brewing Tasting Room (1205 Knoxville Street).  Join us for an evening of holiday cheer and volunteer appreciation!

RSVP here!

Santa Cycle

Group Bicycle Ride and Climate Change Awareness Event hosted by the Surfrider San Diego STOP Committee.  On Sunday, December 11th, we’ll be hosting a free day of activities in Solana Beach and Cardiff-by-the-sea from 2-7:30pm.  The day will include a fun bike ride, climate change presentation, pizza, beer and raffle prizes!

Event details here!

Join us for Core Volunteer Orientation

Have you been wanting to get more involved with our Chapter? Join us for our Core Volunteer Orientation! Learn how to help us protect our ocean, waves and beaches. There will be free pizza and beverages!

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Trestles Saved!

11 years ago the first throng of Save Trestles supporters showed up at a Parks and Recreation Commission hearing to speak out against a six-lane toll road that was proposed to cut through San Onofre State Beach—irreparably harming the park and surrounding watershed.

Today, we celebrate the victory that is saving Trestles forever.  Thank you to everyone who put in extensive amounts of time, energy and effort to making this dream a reality and preserving our beautiful coastline.  Trestles Saved! Forever!

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The plastic bag is banned!

After six years of advocacy to the California state legislature, the California Bag Ban passed its referendum vote!   With the landmark passage of Proposition 67 on November 8th 2016, single-use plastic shopping bags are banned in California!

The California electorate has upheld the nation’s first statewide plastic bag ban with the California law.

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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.


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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Thank You!

Here at Surfrider San Diego we are grateful for the help we have received from all of our Partners and Supporters alike. These partnerships help us to further our mission to preserve our oceans, waves, and beaches for generations to come. We thought the Surfrider...

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