Save San Onofre

Join the community on February 1st at 6:30pm for a Save San Onofre Update & Forum. Bring everyone you know who cares about coastal conservation, surfing, water quality, and open space. And bring your own cup as refreshments will be provided, but single use plastic cups will not. Please RSVP to

The Save San Onofre Coalition fought for the past 15 years to protect San Onofre State Beach from a 6-lane toll road. In November of 2016, the toll road developers entered into a lawsuit settlement with the Save San Onofre Coalition, where they agreed to never try to build through San Onofre State Park and the Richard and Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Unfortunately, these hard-won protections have come under attack by 2 lawsuits and Congressman Darrell Issa.






It’s up to us to ensure every beach and every wave is healthy and pristine.  Your support today will make that a reality!  Support Surfrider’s efforts to protect the many miles of coastline we already have covered, but also take on more in 2018.



Surfrider Foundation San Diego is looking for a few highly skilled interns for the Spring 2018 term!  Interns should be interested in environmental nonprofit work, have an understanding of the Surfrider Foundation and be enrolled in University or a recent graduate.

For Our Ocean, 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.



Since the major sewage spill this past winter, there have been 14 small scale spills from Mexico, but no emergency cleanup efforts despite ill residents and dead wildlife.  It is time to resolve the border sewage problem and clean up our beaches.


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!



2017 State of the Beach Report Card

The Surfrider Foundation released the 2017 State of the Beach Report Card, which evaluates U.S. states and territories on their policies to protect our nation’s beaches from coastal erosion, haphazard development, and sea level rise.

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