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!
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
The Tijuana River Valley needs our help! Join us in our largest annual cleanup effort of the Tijuana River Valley in Goat Canyon!read more
Check out the 2018 cleanup calendar and join us at the beach you love!read more
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.read more
On the weekend of October 28, 2017, residents and beach goers in south county San Diego reported a foul stench and discolored ocean water from Imperial Beach to Coronado. Local residents are coming to know these typical signs of sewage discharging from the Tijuana River all too well.read more