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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.

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.

List of Sampling Sites

Site Name Location Site History Conditions Latitude Longitude Google Maps
Avenida Del Sol Coronado Link Surfline 32.677687 -117.177234 Map
Silver Strand State Beach Coronado Link Surfline 32.630875 -117.141427 Map
I.B. Pier Imperial Beach Link Surfline 32.579563 -117.133168 Map
Seacoast Drive Imperial Beach Link Surfline 32.566029 -117.133205 Map
Tourmaline Surf Park Pacific Beach Link Surfline 32.8050 -117.26280 Map
Campland Mission Bay Link TBD 32.794942467 -117.22130 Map
Mission Bay Aquatic Center Mission Bay Link TBD 32.781743 -117.248223 Map
OB Pier Ocean Beach Link Surfline 32.747222 -117.253333 Map
Dog Beach Ocean Beach Link Surfline 32.754167 -117.252500 Map
Sunset Cliffs Ocean Beach Link Surfline 32.719471 -117.25702 Map

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

Program leads:
Ally Celones Senturk, ally@surfridersd.org 
Elijah Garcia, elijah@surfridersd.org

Stay Informed!