YES on Prop 67 and ban the bag!

After six years of advocacy to the California state legislature, a bill to ban plastic bags was signed by Governor Jerry Brown in September 2014. Unfortunately, due to the political maneuvering of the big plastics industry, implementation of the bill was stalled and is now on the November ballot as Proposition 67. The California voting public now has the power to keep the first statewide bag ban and start to properly address plastic litter that is impacting the ocean at alarming rates.

Learn more about Prop 67 and what you can do!

Surf the Border Surf Contest

Presented by Pure Mortgage

Surfrider San Diego’s No Border Sewage Committee (NoBS) is hosting a bi-national surf competition on November 6th at Border Field State Park.The surf competition is intended to raise awareness about issues impacting our oceans, waves and beaches in the border region and help inspire local surfers on both sides of the border to protect the quality of our ocean.

More details and contest sign up here!

Join our next Chapter Meeting!

Come join us on Wednesday, November 2nd from 6:30-8:30 at Karl Strauss’ Tasting Room and Beer Garden for our last Chapter Meeting of the year!  This meeting will be hosted by the Rise Above Plastics Committee.

Spread the word! Invite your friends and family!

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Join us for Core Volunteer Orientation

Have you been wanting to get more involved with our Chapter? Join us for our Core Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, September 21st at 6:30pm in our office. Learn how to help us protect our ocean, waves and beaches. There will be free pizza and beverages!

Sign up now!

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. read more

25th Annual Paddle for Clean Water

SAVE THE DATE for the Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter’s 25th Annual Paddle for Clean Water on Sunday, October 2nd from 9am-12pm in Ocean Beach. The event will feature hundreds of surfers and ocean enthusiasts paddling around the Ocean Beach Pier in an...

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San Diego Sustainable Landscapes Program News!

After 6 years of work by the Surfrider San Diego Chapter and Surfrider national office, residential property owners throughout San Diego County will be able to apply for a rebate to retrofit existing landscapes to the watershed approach. read more