For more than 30 years, Surfrider Foundation Europe has been protecting, safeguarding and enhancing the oceans and the entire population that benefits from them. It acts on a daily basis to fight against damage to the coastal environment and its users.
Surfrider Europe works with all social actors (individual citizens and the public and private sectors) on 3 main issues.
8 million tons of waste are thrown into the ocean each year – 80% of which is plastic.Learn more
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.Learn more
Water quality and Health
Waste from agricultural areas, urban areas, even sewage: many sources of pollution threaten the quality of our coastal waters.Learn more
Education and awareness
Essential part of Surfrider Europe’s DNA, particularly through volunteer-run local chapters.
Surfrider Europe plays a significant and active role on the European political stage.
Scientific and legal expertise
Everyday, Surfrider Europe’s experts do all they can to protect coasts and marine ecosystems.
Climate change and demographic pressure on coastal areas are making the coastal strip more and more fragile every day. Today it is urgent to anticipate the growing impacts on our coastlines.