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Surfrider Blue

Surfrider Blue is an influential activist collective aiming to support and share Surfrider's battles.

Made up of over a hundred influential and inspiring personalities, Surfrider Blue is a collective of activists committed to fighting for the preservation and protection of the Ocean.

The members of the collective are athletes, artists, and even entrepreneurs, but above all, they are true lovers of the Ocean, ready to pool their resources and influence to create immediate impacts and make a difference.

“To be a Surfrider Blue is to be an influential person who is sensitive to environmental issues,
who wants to take action by all means possible, and who wants to carry out or create a project with impact”

Olivier CANTET, President of Surfrider Blue

SURFRIDER BLUE’S 3 CONTRIBUTIONS

Contribution #1

FINANCIAL

Thanks to their support, be it through membership, donations, or their active participation in recruiting new members, Surfrider Blue contributors are key drivers in expanding Surfrider Foundation projects.

Contribution #2

TIME

By participating in events organized by the association, contributing services with their unique skill sets, or offering pro bono work with their companies, Surfrider Blue contributors provide genuine support for Surfrider and advance the NGO in its development.  

Contribution #3

VISIBILITY

The influence of Surfrider Blue members’ participation presents a wonderful opportunity to highlight Surfrider Foundation’s projects and battles. By relaying them to their communities, Surfrider Blue members help to spread the word about the environmental battles we are all facing.

Would you like to join us?

Join Surfrider Blue

Because the threats to the Ocean grow every day, and we have no more time to lose
Rather than going it alone, we believe in the power of the collective.

Each Surfrider Blue member supports a project, whether it involves visible or invisible pollution, utilizes French Tech or participatory science, or raises awareness among the younger generations. Each finds their battle.

French Tech – Participatory science – Visible pollution 

Plastic Origins
Program

Extending our watch

Reduce plastic pollution of the oceans by studying the input of waste from waterways and proposing local solutions, mobilizing citizens and water sports enthusiasts.

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Members that support the project

Benjamin LANG

Alban PLACINES

Pierre NOUQUERET

Patxi OSPITAL

Arthur VINCENT

Emmanuel CHARRÉ

Alexandre LAING

Mats CARDUNER

Thibaut CAUVIN

Olivier RICARD

Raising awareness among the young generation  – Participatory science – Visible pollution

Ocean Initiatives 

Supporting and developing ocean initiatives

To empower the thousands of volunteers who collect waste every year, and help identify the main sources of pollution on our beaches and in our waterways.

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Members that support the project

Frédéric KREBS

Julien LEROY

Antoine MARTEL

Marc PFOHL

Léa THOMASSIN

Alexandre CAMARASA

Olivier CANTET

Isabelle CARRÉ

Charlotte DE LA GOURNERIE

Ariane IMBERT

Lénaig CORSON

Stéphane GORRE

Olivier DECANNIÈRE

Régis LEMARCHAND

Sabrina MILLIEN

Sylvain MORIN

Romain LEROUET

Hugo DELAS

Yann Tschumi

Invisible pollution  – Visible pollution 

Litigation program

Taking legal action against marine polluters

To ensure that those responsible for oil spills and illegal discharges are sanctioned by the courts.

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Members that support the project

Arnaud BÉZIERS LA FOSSE

Benjamin BIARD

Rodolphe BRUNON

Béatrice LEVEQUE

Sarah MASSON

Claire MICHEL

Éric RITTER

Charles THOU

Nicolas ZIBELL

Benjamin ENGLISH

Invisible pollution  – Visible pollution 

European Label Shipping

Setting up a sustainable shipping label in Europe

To measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from shipping.

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Members that support the project

Thérèse LEMARCHAND

Béatrice VIVIER

David BARBE

Arnaud BRINDOS

David Le Douarin

Solenne COROLLER

Vincent DAVID

nvisible pollutionParticipatory science

CURL

Analyzing bathers’ exposure to chemical pollution in the ocean

CURL aims to assess swimmers’ level of exposure to chemicals present in coastal recreational waters.

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Members that support the project

Pauline ADO

Matthieu BAZIL

Nicolas BENSIGNOR

Matthias BERAHYA LAZARUS

Vanessa BURGARD

Théo CHRISTINE

Maritxu DARRIGRAND

Victor DOUEK

Clément GOEHRS

Sébastien GRANDCHAMP

Camille HOURON

Gaspard KONRAD

Greg LECOEUR

Julien MARTEL

Jérome MARTY

Louka PITOT

Anna ROGNON

Sylvain VENTRE

Antoine ALBEAU

Annie MAUDOUIT

Participatory science – Invisible pollution  – Visible pollution 

Coastal defenders

Strengthening and developing the Coastal Defenders network

To protect the coastline by supporting our local communities in their environmental battles.

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Members that support the project

Jean-Noel BONNIEU

David DUCOURNEAU

Benjamin ENAULT

Arnaud MALIOCHE

Julien JANSON

Patrick DAUGA

Raising awareness among the young generation

Échappée bleue

Offering underprivileged children the chance to become ocean ambassadors.

Introducing children to sailing over a period of several months, while raising their awareness of the need to protect aquatic environments. Tried and tested all along the French coastline, the project has proven its success with 320 children to date.

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Members that support the project

Céline ANDRÉ

Olivier DE TREMAUDAN

Etienne DE VERDELHAN

Pierre FROLLA

Mona HITTI-BERNIA

Kevin LE GOFF

Jonathan LOBERT

Aymeric MALPHETTES

Yoann MALYS

Paul MEILHAT

Magali NOUGUIER

Julie PEYRACHE

Aloise RETORNAZ

Richard ROHOU

Magali TEZENAS DU MONTCEL

Virginie VALENTINI GABART

Christophe CROUZIER

Jérémy GAILLARD

Thierry FAHMY

Surfrider’s contributions to the collective

Allowing us to take action together in a convivial atmosphere, as opposed to acting alone,
Networking (DG, French tech, investors, athletes, etc.) through special events,
Accessing and participating in Surfrider’s global development strategy,
Enabling proximity to project managers to closely monitor the progress of projects.​

The “Surfrider Blue” initiative is financed by the European Union’s LIFE Programme.​​

The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the content, which reflects the views of the authors only, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information it contains.