Our Mission

We are an all volunteer chapter united by our love and respect for the ocean. Our Mendocino County chapter was founded in 1997 by a group of surfers wanting to promote clean beaches and preserve coastal access. Since our early days, we’ve evolved into an active network of surfers, paddle boarders, kayakers, beach-walkers, divers, birders, and citizen scientists who enjoy working together to organize beach clean-ups, monitor ocean water quality, and raise awareness about our local ecosystem preservation.

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!

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