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.
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 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!
Through dinner and a mini-symposium, we look at the impacts our diet has in a changing climate and solutions we can apply. THE COASTAL CALIFORNIA DIET Dinner and Drinks Tabled in the sweet citrus orchard of Edge of Urban Farm, a four course meal will be served...read more
Join the Hold On To Your Butt Committee and SD Coastkeeper for a cleanup of the beach and streets on Saturday June 24th!read more
...love to spend your time surfing and enjoying San Diego's beaches but not sure how our coastline will be affected by climate change? ...overwhelmed by the environmental crisis but don't know how to start taking action? Come drink a beer with the fun crew of...read more
Started in 2005, International Surfing Day is an international celebration of the love of surfing. The day was established by Surfrider and partners to raise awareness and support for our world's beaches and coastal environments. Now in it's 13th year, ISD has grown...read more
Surfrider is pursuing a paradigm shift in how we look at and treat wastewater. With the implementation of the Pure Water project, we believe that cities and agencies will continue to realize the value of recycling wastewater to drinking standards (much like they have...read more
The Oceanside Pier Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, May 6th has been cancelled due to inclement weather conditions!read more