Our mission is to communicate the importance of water quality and public health. Learn why water quality is important to our health and how you can help protect your local beach community.
Your Local Beach and Bay Water Quality Results
Have you experienced negative health effects as a result of polluted water at our beaches? Please help us track illness be using our reporting tool below!
The Community Science Approach
We use this program to alert the public and officials in San Diego County about water quality problems and to work toward solutions. We help identify problems with beach and coastal water pollution, raise public awareness of these incidents and work collaboratively with stakeholders to find and implement solutions.
Water Quality Monitoring
On Thursdays, we sample 10 beaches and bay areas around the county. The following Friday, we send out a report of our findings, just in time for the weekend.
Join our crew of awesome community scientists, surfers and water people. See our volunteer resources for more information.
Education and Advocacy
We use the data we collect to inform and activate local communities about water quality issues in their area through workshops, engaging leaders, and collaborating on outreach events across San Diego.
List of Sampling Sites
|Cardiff-by-the-Sea: Cardiff SB (San Elijo Lagoon)|
|Carlsbad: South Ponto (Batiquitos Lagoon)|
|Coronado: Avenida Del Sol|
|Coronado: Silver Strand SB|
|Del Mar: Dog Beach (San Dieguito Lagoon)|
|Encinitas: Moonlight SB|
|Imperial Beach: Pier (Tijuana River Estuary)|
|Imperial Beach: Seacoast Drive (Tijuana River Estuary)|
|Mission Bay: Aquatic Center|
|Mission Bay: Campland (Rose Creek)|
|Ocean Beach: Dog Beach (San Diego River)|
|Ocean Beach: Pier|
|Ocean Beach: Sunset Cliffs|
|Pacific Beach: Tourmaline Surf Park|
|Torrey Pines SB: North Beach (Los Peñasquitos Lagoon)|
Join the Blue Water Task Force
General Inquiries: BWTF@surfridersd.org
City of San Diego / Chapter Office Lab:
Elijah Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org
North County / REEF Lab:
The Weekend Beach Report
Weekly community science water quality results straight to your inbox
Use the form below to subscribe to our weekly water quality results email.
On Friday, Dec 3, 2021, the City of San Diego will be releasing a visible red dye into Mission Bay at the Rose Creek inlet
SEWAGE SLAUGHTERERS! The San Diego County Board of Supervisors recently declared a public health crisis in the Tijuana River Valley (TRV) due to the sewage, trash,