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Surfrider Sues U.S. Steel for Lake Michigan Pollution

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Indiana Department of Environmental Management have yet to take enforcement action, the Surfrider Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Steel Corporation.

Surfrider Seeks to Protect Lakeshore Recreation at Lake Michigan

Today, the Surfrider Foundation filed a motion requesting permission to be an amicus curiae party (“friend of the court”) in a case before the Michigan Supreme Court that will have important implications on public recreational access to Michigan’s lakeshores.

2017 in Review: The Year of the Activist

Surfrider Foundation won 48 campaign victories in 2017 to protect our ocean, waves, and beaches.

Surfrider’s Campaign to Remove Nuclear Waste from San Onofre FAQ

The Surfrider Foundation is opposed to permanent or long-term storage of radioactive waste at the recently deactivated San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) due to its proximity to the coastline, susceptibility to geologicalShow More Summary

Florida County’s Right to Protect Beach Access Upheld

The Surfrider Foundation is celebrating a win for public beach access in Walton County, Florida as, last week, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida upheld the County’s “Customary Use” Ordinance.

Surfrider’s New Plastic Pollution Manager Trent Hodges

Surfrider Foundation is happy to announce the addition of Trent Hodges as our new Plastic Pollution Manager! Trent has a depth of experience in community organizing, including work with the Peace Corps, sound knowledge of ocean plastic pollution issues, and extensive background with education and advocacy campaigns. Show More Summary


With Thanksgiving upon us and we reflect on what we are grateful for and on the state of our beaches, the Surfrider Foundation is so grateful for our dedicated staff and passionate volunteers and all they do to protect our ocean and our coasts. Show More Summary

Surfrider Sends ‘Notice of Intent to Sue’ to Enforce Clean Water Act Protections in Lake Michigan

The Surfrider Foundation has taken the first steps in a lawsuit against U.S. Steel Corporation over repeated Clean Water Act violations at their Portage, Indiana facility.

Surfrider Foundation releases their 2017 State of the Beach Report Card

The Surfrider Foundation has released their 2017 State of the Beach Report Card and found staggering results of coastal areas being overrun by erosion. The post Surfrider Foundation releases their 2017 State of the Beach Report Card appeared first on

Surfrider Staff Scientist Provides Hurricane Relief in St John US Virgin Islands

Along with Tortola, Saint Martin and Barbuda, Saint John was one of the Caribbean islands hit most severely by Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, on September 6, 2017. Surfrider Foundation’s Staff Scientist, Katie Day, returns home to conduct water quality testing and help distribute water filtration systems.

2017 Chapter Leadership Summits: Inspiring Coastal Defenders and Building Leaders

One weekend of the year, we bring together Surfrider Foundation chapter leaders from their respective edges of the country for a weekend of networking, sharing, training, and reinvigoration at our Chapter Leadership Summits.

Surfrider Foundation Opposes Lease for Huntington Beach Desalination Project.

Despite strong opposition from the Surfrider Foundation, the California State Lands Commission approved a lease amendment for a massive desalination project in Huntington Beach, California last week. The project still requires approvals...Show More Summary

Ocean Friendly Restaurants Tackle Plastic Pollution!

Plastic pollution is suffocating our ocean and the many animals that call it home. So what’s the best way to combat this global epidemic facing our ocean? It’s simple: we need to stop the problem at its source! The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants (OFR) program does just that. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Reaffirms Win, Access to Martin’s Beach

Surfrider Foundation and its legal team are once again victorious in its lawsuit to restore public access to Martins Beach. The California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District ruled in Surfrider Foundation v. Martins Beach 1, LLC et al. Show More Summary

How the newly proposed offshore drilling program could affect your coast

Surfrider Foundation's Pete Stauffer talks about how the effects of the Trump administration plan to open more areas to offshore oil and gas drilling. The post How the newly proposed offshore drilling program could affect your coast appeared first on

Fighting for a plastics-free ocean: Surfrider chapters advocate to stop the problem at it source

Surfrider Foundation chapters are working to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean through campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels.

Rich Jerks Block Public Access to California Beaches

Chad Nelsen, Surfrider Foundation: The small cove in San Mateo County known as Martins Beach, just south of Half Moon Bay, was used regularly by the public for at least a century -- until 2010, when the Silicon Valley billionaire and co-founder of Sun Microsystems Vinod Khosla locked a gate on the only road that provides public access to it.... Show More Summary

International Surfing Day 2017 - Sharing what we love!

For 364 days of the year, the Surfrider Foundation and our incredible network of volunteers works to protect our coasts. On International Surfing Day, we take a moment to celebrate the impact we’ve made, the campaigns we’ve won and the beaches we’ve protected.

Surfrider Argues to Uphold its Win in Martins Beach Lawsuit

Last week, Surfrider Foundation presented oral argument to the California Court of Appeal in its lawsuit challenging the closure of Martins Beach, in San Mateo County, California.

7 ways to partake in International Surfing Day

Saturday, June 17, is going to mark the day that the Surfrider Foundation celebrates International Surfing Day (ISD) this year. ISD is technically June 20, and has been since it was organized for the first time back in 2004. A post shared...Show More Summary

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