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Surfrider coastal defenders

Through direct actions, our network of Coastal Defenders on the ground that respond to large scale plastic pollution, severe water quality issues and inappropriate coastal developments. Follow our actions, or report an issue.

Our battles since 2008

81 won

12 in progress

17 lost

Actions define us

We can’t give up and have our next generation not know how beautiful the sea once used to be. Our coasts are under severe pressure from human impacts. Marine litter dumps, chemical, and bacterial pollution and inappropriate developments have been occurring for way too long and that’s why in 1992 Surfrider Foundation Europe launched this movement to respond to urgent threats.


our goal

Together we – Surfrider Coastal Defenders – act to protect our playgrounds. As a collective, we take back control by forming a tight worldwide community consisting of members, experts, and volunteers in action.

“Mobilize for a better defense of oceans and coastlines.”

Join us and our network of Coastal Defenders

There are different ways you can help out by becoming one of our members, experts and by taking direct action – this powerful combination is the strength of our community. But most importantly, we need insight. If you see coastline that needs to be saved, report it to us for expert analysis and we can start taking action.

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