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Demand Federal Action to Heal Our Coast and Communities

Every day, millions of gallons of untreated sewage, toxic chemicals, and trash flow through the Tijuana River Watershed at the U.S./Mexico border. Join Surfrider in calling on the President and Congress to act now to address this national emergency.

Our Mission

Where the land meets the sea

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network.


Clean Border Water Now

Breaking Point: Border Pollution Crisis

We have been sounding the alarm on this issue for years, and need your support to bring this issue to the forefront of national attention. Ecosystems are being destroyed, beaches are closed a majority of the year in South San Diego County, and this onslaught of pollution is linked to common illnesses such as asthma, gastrointestinal issues, and skin infections. Even more severe illnesses like hepatitis and flesh eating bacteria have been reported by members of our Military and Border Patrol.   



San Diego County Shows Up for the Coast

Surfrider Foundation San Diego County and San Diego Coastkeeper partner each year to host volunteer-powered beach and park cleanups across San Diego County to address the issue of trash along our coast and in our inland waterways. The data showcases the need for plastic reduction, now more than ever.

Plastic Pollution

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Rise Above Plastics

Making Waves in La Mesa

A wave of anti-plastic activism is coming to La Mesa. Ride it with us. 

Our Network

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Join Our Network

We're always looking for volunteers to help affect change locally. Join us.

The Surfrider Foundation is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse and inclusive organization for all people who protect and enjoy the world’s ocean, waves and beaches.

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Surfrider Foundation San Diego County
3900 Cleveland Ave Ste. B, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 837-8221

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Your support will help us get one step closer to our vision of protecting 100% of our coasts.