San Diego County Chapter

Blue Water Task Force

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​

On a national scale – the Blue Water Task Force is Surfrider Foundation’s volunteer-run water testing, education and advocacy program.

W-E-A-P model
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Education
  • Activation
  • Policy

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.

Join the Blue Water Task Force

Attend our next monthly volunteer program meeting. Our meetings are every 3rd Monday of the month at 7 PM at the San Diego Surfrider Office. Check out the Events Page  and the Volunteer Resources Page for more details.

General Inquiries: BWTF@surfridersd.org

City of San Diego / Chapter Office Lab:
Elijah Garcia, elijah@surfridersd.org

North County / REEF Lab:

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