Surfrider Foundation

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Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation Logo
Founded1984
Key peopleJim Moriarty, CEO
Area servedInternational
FocusEnvironmental
Revenue$6.1 million[1]
Members50,000+
Websitesurfrider.org
 
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Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation Logo
Founded1984
Key peopleJim Moriarty, CEO
Area servedInternational
FocusEnvironmental
Revenue$6.1 million[1]
Members50,000+
Websitesurfrider.org

The Surfrider Foundation USA is a U.S. 501(c)(3) grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world's oceans, waves, and beaches. The Surfrider Foundation largely focuses its work on such issues as water quality, beach access, beach and surf spot preservation, and sustaining marine and coastal ecosystems.

Headquartered in San Clemente, California, the Surfrider Foundation maintains a small staff, which work to support the organization's network of grassroots chapters.

The current CEO is Jim Moriarty who joined the organization in June 2005 upon the retirement of former director Chris Evans.

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Mission statement

The protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.[2]

History

The Surfrider Foundation was started in Malibu, California in 1984 by a handful of surfers to protest threats to their local surf break at Malibu Point. The organization continued on for several years as a loose advocacy group until 1991, when the first chapters were founded. At that point the Surfrider Foundation transitioned into a grassroots activist organization. Today the Surfrider Foundation maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide.

Programs

Surfrider Foundation volunteers and staff utilize a number of programs in their efforts to protect the coast and raise awareness of environmental issues.

Events

Surfrider Oahu Chapter hosts the annual John Kelly Environmental Awards in Waimea Valley on the North Shore of Oahu every year in November to coincide with the surf season kick-off, aka the Vans Triple Crown. Awards are dedicated to those who "have helped protect and enhance our coastal community and environment". Three awards are given each year; Lifetime achievement Award, Oahu-based Organization Award and Professional Surfer Award.[3]

Lifetime Achievement

Oahu-Based Company

Professional Surfer

Chapters

There are 70 Surfrider chapters located along the US East, West, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaiian and Puerto Rico coasts.[6]

US West Coast

US Islands (Hawaii and Puerto Rico)

US Gulf Coast

Great Lakes

International

US East Coast

Notable members and supporters

References

  1. ^ "Form 990" (PDF). December 31, 2007. http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments//2007/953/941/2007-953941826-047a3391-9.pdf. Retrieved October 16, 2009. 
  2. ^ Mission Statement
  3. ^ Annual John Kelly Environmental Achievement Awards | Surfrider Oahu
  4. ^ Legendary Surfers: Legendary Surfer: Mark Cunningham
  5. ^ Duane DeSoto Wins Oxbow ASP World Longboard Championship At Makaha
  6. ^ Surfrider Foundation - Main Chapters Page
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Advisory Board". The Surfrider Foundation web site. The Surfrider Foundation. http://www.surfrider.org/pages/advisory-board/. Retrieved January 27, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Musician, Producer and Scuba Diver: Blink-182's bassist Mark Hoppus tells us about his connection to our ocean". Making Waves: 9–10. February 2010. 

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