First Point, pictured below, was the perfect California wave. And it was about to be destroyed. Three surfers organized and worked with the local municipalities until they were satisfied that their efforts to preserve that iconic wave would be successful. This was the genesis of Surfrider Foundation.
Today, the organization is doing the same thing in about 18 countries around the world.
Surfrider’s mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.
Surfrider’s founders encourage people to think about that as three concepts.
“Protection and enjoyment”: We don’t want to put a velvet rope around a beach and tell people to keep off. We’re surfers, we’re beach goers, we’re watermen…we enjoy the coasts. We’re a user group. Next up is “oceans, waves and beaches.” We’re engaged with environmental issues that affect our coastlines. “Powerful activist network” speaks to how we go about this mission. We are a grassroots organization. We’re local in many coastal regions. We’re moms, we’re surfers, we’re kids and teens… we’re you. We’re engaged to protect what we love: oceans, waves and beaches.
Find out more at www.surfrider.org