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Clean Water And Healthy Beaches For Everyone

San Francisco Surfrider Foundation (S/F)2 — Join our powerful network to ensure our oceans, waves, and beaches are here for future generations to enjoy. 

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Our Mission

Where the land meets the sea

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network.

Beach Clean Ups (BCU)

Stewards of our local beaches & breaks

Beach Cleanups

There are many ways to help our local beaches and breaks. Come to one of our scheduled cleanups, schedule a private cleanup, or clean up on your own.

Blue Water Task Force

Water quality monitoring

Blue Water Task Force (BWTF)

Provides critical water quality information to protect public health at our local beaches and to raise awareness of local pollution problems and to bring together communities to implement solutions.

Hold On To Your Butts

Cigarette butts are plastic

Hold On To Your Butts (HOTYB)

Show your love for SF! If you smoke — 
find and use a buttcan and we’ll recycle all your butts.

Message In A Bottle (MIAB)

Art and education projects

Message In A Bottle (MIAB)

A series of community based art installations, live music, performances, and education projects that encourage collaboration between local artists, Bay Area students, environmental non-profits, and government agencies to raise awareness about ocean plastic pollution and inspire change.

Ocean Friendly Gardens

Getting back to basics

Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG)

Ocean Friendly Gardens are designed to mimic nature and restore resilient coasts and the natural water cycle by creating native habitat, conserving water, and reducing runoff that causes pollution at the beach and in our local waterways. 

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

From table to trash

Ocean Friendly Restaurants (OFR)

By reducing disposable waste, restaurants have the power to greatly reduce their impact on San Francisco’s ocean and beaches.

The OFR program offers restaurants an easy way to show their commitment by making sustainable choices for our ocean.

Rise Above Plastics

Creating plastic pollution solutions

Rise Above Plastics (RAP)

Reducing the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

Restore Sloat

Sloat Drive - 37-1
Managed retreat & beach restoration

Restore Sloat

South of Sloat Boulevard, the Ocean Beach shoreline is littered with concrete debris and boulders. Due to long-term erosion, The ecosystem and even the surf break itself has been compromised.

Shotgun Wad Watcher

What’s with all the wads?

Shotgun Wad Watcher

Plastic shotgun wads show up in great numbers along waterways and shorelines throughout the world. Projected from shotgun barrels – the plastic wads are shot into marshes or over water where they are difficult to retrieve.

Marine Protected Areas

2020-Clean Peaks Behind the Dunes
Marine Protected Areas


MPAs help marine ecosystems withstand the impacts of pollution, development, over fishing and climate change. 


End single-use plastics...


It’s time to “Bring Your Own Cup” (BYOC) to events and to help reduce unnecessary single-use plastics.

Our Network


Join Our Network

We're always looking for volunteers to help affect change locally. Join us.

The Surfrider Foundation is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse and inclusive organization for all people who protect and enjoy the world’s ocean, waves and beaches.

Support Surfrider

Your support will help us get one step closer to our vision of protecting 100% of our coasts.