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The Organization

Surfrider Europe was created in 1990 by a group of surfers who wanted to preserve their playground. Grass-roots activism to protect our oceans and coasts is at the core of the organisation.

Surfrider Foundation Europe is a non-profit organisation whose purpose is to protect and showcase the importance of lakes, rivers, the ocean, waves, and coastlines. It currently has over 18,000 members and is active across 12 countries through its volunteer-run branches. 

For more than 30 years, Surfrider Foundation Europe has been taking action as a recognized authority in three areas of expertise: marine litter, water quality and public health, coastal management and climate change. 


Volunteers engaging in local field activism are the driving force of Surfrider. Whether they are running local volunteer branches or taking part in the environmental campaigns of the organisation, they are Surfrider’s strongest presence in the field and they implement our various programmes locally: awareness and education, events, and rallying.

At this time, over 2,000 volunteers are taking action every day in 50 local branches in 12 European countries. Join us in our fight to protect the oceans and coasts of today and tomorrow. Help us to drastically reduce plastic waste, move away from fossil fuels, fight against climate change and its impacts, and fight marine pollution and the damage being done to oceans, beaches and waves. 

“There are more than 2000 volunteers in 50 chapters in 12 countries”



The passion for the oceans, the coastline and the pleasures they bring animates everyone who wears Surfrider and guides the organization’s action.


Surfrider is rooted in the value of sharing and participation through inclusion and diversity.


Surfrider seeks a harmonious relationship between humans and nature.



We try our hardest to make our administrative and financial accounts, as well as our annual activity report, as clear and accessible as possible.

Click below to see our balance sheet, profit-and-loss account and our latest annual report.  

Documents to download

Rapport Commissaires aux Comptes 2020

Rapport Commissaires aux Comptes 2021

Contrat d’engagement républicain des associations et fondations bénéficiant de subventions publiques ou d’un agrément de l’État