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Protect the ocean.

Since 1990, Surfrider Foundation has become a reference in the fight for the protection of the ocean and its users, with the passion and commitment of its community on the ground.

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Surfrider Foundation works with all social actors (individual citizens and the public and private sectors) on 3 main issues.

Marine litter

8 million tons of waste are thrown into the ocean each year – 80% of which is plastic.

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Coastal Development and Climate Change

Coastal erosion, rising water levels, maritime transport, offshore platforms: the health of our coasts and oceans is permanently under threat.

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Water quality and health

Waste from agricultural areas, urban areas, even sewage: many sources of pollution threaten the quality of our coastal waters.

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At the heart of Surfrider is the desire to give everybody a chance to take a stand and advocate for the protection of our coasts and oceans. If we all contribute the time that we can, we can make a real difference.

Become a Volunteer

Give your time to protect the ocean. 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 day – everything helps!

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Sign a petition

Together, we can make a difference. Make your voice heard to protect the ocean.

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Report an issue

Grass-roots movements and networks of experts work to protect coasts and oceans from harm.

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Support us

There are various ways you can support our organisation financially. Join the Surfrider community!

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Plastic pollution: can we clean up the ocean?

Numerous associations and companies are promising to ” clean up the ocean ” by cleaning its surface flooded with waste. We want to believe in a miracle solution, but we can legitimately wonder whether these communication campaigns reflect truly effective action. Aren’t they just scraping the surface of a far deeper and more complex problem? […]

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Whether you made a donation or participated in a Surfrider Europe mission, you are part of the community. Be proud to use the hashtag #WeAreSurfriderEurope

Ocean Campus

Learn and act for the ocean

Why make a donation?


Support our action

By donating to Surfrider, you can support our action and take an active part in saving the oceans.

Support our network

Surfrider is made up of a network of activists across 9?European countries. By supporting Surfrider, you can help us to become more efficient in the field.

Financial transparency

Surfrider strives for more transparency and undertakes to provide members with the clearest possible administrative and financial reports.

Tax deduction

66% of the amount of your donation can be deducted from your income tax up to 20.


Supporting us is also proudly showing Surfrider Foundation Europe's values. We have therefore created an original and quality clothing collection at affordable prices.