Beach Cleanups to Date
Pounds of Trash Removed

Being stewards of local beaches means spending the necessary time taking care of them through regular cleanups. Surfrider hosts at least three beach cleanups a month – two at Ocean Beach and one at Baker Beach.

Not only is it more pleasant to spend time at a clean beach, but a clean beach means less trash is making it into the ocean. Plastics are particularly bad as they photodegrade vs biodegrade, and therefore continue to break down into what we call microplastics. Those microplastics are ingested by fish, zooplankton, and invertebrates, then make their way back up the food chain.

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

For our scheduled cleanups, there is no need to RSVP, but if you are going to have a group larger than 10, we do ask that you email the Volunteer Coordinator so we can make sure we bring sufficient supplies for everybody.

There is no minimum time limit on how long you participate, so feel free to drop by for 30 min or stay the whole 2 hours. We look forward to seeing you, your family, friends, and co-workers at one of our beach cleanups soon!

Check out our calendar for our scheduled cleanups.

Surfrider is happy to work with your company, school, or group on a private cleanup.

As a great way to make a difference as an individual, you can subscribe to the simple concept of ‘Take 3 for the Sea’. An organization down in Australia invented the idea and it’s an easy way to make a difference. Grab 3 pieces of trash every time you go to the beach!

Contact our Beach Cleanup Lead, the Volunteer Coordinator at with any questions.