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Surfrider Foundation, Santa Cruz Chapter

General Agency Information
Name: Surfrider Foundation, Santa Cruz Chapter
Address: 2222 East Cliff Drive, #234
Santa Cruz,  CA  95062
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-476-7667
Description: Our Santa Cruz chapter was founded in 1991. We are an ALL VOLUNTEER Chapter united by our love of and respect for the ocean and by our desire for clean water, healthy beaches and access to such sites. Surfrider was founded by surfers and many of us surf whenever we can. However, our members come from many walks of life, and anyone who shares our goals is welcome to join us. And, when we speak of surfers, we include any and all of the tribe who ride the waves, including their own bodies, surfboards, body-boards, sailboards and kite boards.

The Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit environmental organization with an international network that boasts over 250,000 supporters and 100 chapters worldwide. Together we are dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves, and beaches through a powerful activist network!
Programs: Blue Water Task Force:
a program that tests water quality at local beaches weekly, helping to determine which beaches are safe and clean and which ones need help.

Beach Cleanups:
Every first Saturday of the month, from 11am-1pm (unless otherwise noted),we walk a different local beach and clean-up trash.

Save Our Surf:
For the 21st consecutive summer, Couch Distributing has committed to help raise $10,000, supporting Surfrider Santa Cruz's projects and campaigns through the annual Save Our Surf program.

School groups can schedule an education program by calling the Santa Cruz Chapter office at 831-476-7667 or by emailing

World Surfing Reserve (WSR)
On April 28, 2012, approximately 7 miles of the Santa Cruz city and county coast became the official 4th World Surfing Reserve on the planet.

Ocean Friendly Gardens:
Help build it, rebates for replacing your lawn? Lawn patrol? Gardenscaping days? Workshops? Contact our volunteer resources at to get started.
Meetings: Location varies. Check website for monthly details, meetings are free and everyone is invited.
Publications: Quarterly Newsletter
Languages other than English: None
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Call for Information
Public Transportation: Contact for information
Eligibility: Open to those who share an interest
Fees: Annual Dues
Fee Amounts Senior: $15.00
Family: $50.00
Student: $15.00
Individual: $25.00
Areas Served: Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County
Funding Source: Contributions
Proceeds from Sales
Officials/Contact Persons
Officials: Sam Blakesley

Jim Littlefield
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Environment Volunteer Opportunities
Environmental Protection and Improvement
Environmental Protection/Advocacy Volunteer Opportunities
Ocean Pollution Control
Pollution Control
Private Nonprofits
Public Awareness/Education
Volunteer Opportunities
Water Pollution Control
This agency was last updated on August 23, 2018.