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Access to California’s Treasured Coast

In Surfrider Foundation's 32 year history, we have fought for beach access rights time and again up and down the California coast. Also, as part of the "enjoyment" prong of Surfrider's mission, the organization encourages people from...Show More Summary

EPA Tells Hawaii Department of Health it Must Post Warning Signs at Polluted Beaches

Following advocacy by the Surfrider Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the Hawaii Department of Health to post warning signs of polluted waters near Waiopili Stream at Mahaulepu Beach.

Surfrider To Present Closing Argument in Sea Island Groin Appeal

The Surfrider Foundation Georgia Chapter will make closing argument this week in its administrative hearing challenging the issuance of a Shore Protection Act permit for a proposed 350-foot T-shaped rock groin on the Sea Island Spit...

Mid-Atlantic RPB Releases Draft Regional Ocean Action Plan

Surfrider Foundation applauds the release this week of the historic Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan, which seeks to improve management of coastal and ocean areas from New York to Virginia.

An Essential Beach Item: Reef-Friendly Sunscreen

In the past, with generic sunscreen, there have been concerns about coral bleaching and other negative effects on sea life from certain sunscreen products that are worn into the water. Surfrider Foundation has long awaited a sunscreen we can stand behind and the prayers of outdoor enthusiasts and beach lovers everywhere have been answered.

Sea Level Rise in San Diego: Managing a Changing Coast

In June, the California State Bar Association Environmental Section, in association with the Surfrider Foundation, hosted a conference on Sea Level Rise in San Diego and potential adaptation strategies.

Addressing Sea Level Rise on the California Coast

With sea level rising off the coast of California, bold actions are needed to protect our natural shorelines. The Surfrider Foundation is working to promote coastal adaptation strategies to ensure California's beaches will be protected for future generations.

Catching the Wave

How a powerful communications strategy helped the Surfrider Foundation and a coalition of other organizations mobilize a local grassroots effort and save a rare natural resource.

Surfrider Kaua’i Chapter Will Sue Over Pesticide Pollution and Clean Water Act Violations

This week Surfrider Foundation, as represented by Earthjustice attorneys, notified Hawaii’s Agribusiness Development Corporation that the Coalition will sue the state agency for allowing pesticides and chemicals to contaminate a 40-mile-long drainage ditch system on the Mana Plain of Kauai’s beautiful west side.

2015 Surfrider Foundation Youth Club Awards

Our school clubs and individuals are recognized for their outstanding leadership, performance, dedication and support in fulfilling the Surfrider Foundation’s mission to protect our world’s ocean, waves and beaches.

Ridgetops->to Rooftops->to Reefs: Surfrider Foundation’s solutions to ocean acidification challenges

The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel recently released their major findings, recommendations, and actions. Surfrider Foundation is connecting the drops to our initiatives and programs with multiple ways for you to get involved and be part of the solution.

2015 Wavemaker Award Recipients

The Surfrider Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2015 Wavemaker Awards. These individuals, chapters and companies are recognized for their outstanding leadership, performance, dedication and support in fulfilling the Surfrider Foundation’s mission to protect our world’s ocean, waves and beaches.

Access At Long Last: Strands Beach Access Settlement Agreement Affords Ample Public Access

Access At Long Last: Dana Point Strands Beach Access Settlement Agreement Affords Ample Public Access and Benefits - Surfrider Foundation celebrates the resolution of a six-year battle for beach access at Dana Point Strands Beach. The...Show More Summary

Unpermitted Sand Mining Must Stop

As Surfrider Foundation urged, the California Coastal Commission has told Cemex it must stop its unpermitted beach sand mining in Marina, California.

Eco Challenge 2016

Eco Challenge Roots of Surfing Teams Challenge & Expression Session The third annual Surfrider Foundation Eco Challenge Gold Coast will be hosted this Saturday 19 March at the Tugun Beach as part of this year's Bleach Festival. It is...Show More Summary

Rainwater Is A Resource, Not A Nuissance, Says New York Times

The New York Times just ran an article about how city officials like Los Angeles Mayor’s and Los Angeles water agency managers are now seeing rainwater as resource, not a nuisance. Surfrider Foundation agrees, and utilizing it is also a way to prevent ocean pollution.

Surfrider Files Appeal to Stop Rock Groin on Sea Island, Georgia

Today, Surfrider Foundation and the Altamaha Riverkeeper, appealed a decision of the Georgia Shore Protection Committee to permit the construction of a 350-foot rock groin on the pristine Sea Island Spit in southeastern Georgia. This would alter the sand sharing dynamic of the coastal barrier island, jeopardizing the south end of the Spit.

Florida Chapters Unite & Inspire at Annual Conference

The Surfrider Foundation’s Florida Chapter Conference is held annually on the first weekend in November. It’s an opportunity for all the Florida Chapters to come together for two days of training, workshops, guest lectures, team-building, surfing, and fun.

Surfrider Fights for Strong Microbeads Legislation on the Federal Level

As the issue of microbead plastic pollution gains awareness throughout the country, the U.S. Congress is looking to regulate the issue at the federal level, and Surfrider Foundation is fighting for the strongest legislation possible to outlaw these bad little beads.

Senators Shed Light on Slow Response to Oil Spill

Nothing highlighted the importance of Surfrider Foundation's work like a recent hearing held by Sen Allen and Sen Jackson. The hearing helped illuminate ‘response glitches’ that occurred immediately after the spill and focused on how to avoid these mistakes during future oil spills.

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