We are Surfrider Foundation Europe
Since 1990, Surfrider Foundation Europe has become a reference in the fight for the protection of the ocean and its users, with the passion and commitment of its community on the ground.
Surfrider Europe works with all social actors (individual citizens and the public and private sectors) on 3 main issues.
10 million tons of waste are thrown into the ocean each year – 80% of which is plastic.
and Climate Change
Coastal erosion, rising water levels, maritime transport, offshore platforms: the health of our coasts and oceans is permanently under threat.
Waste from agricultural areas, urban areas, even sewage: many sources of pollution threaten the quality of our coastal waters.
Chemical pollution in the Gulf of Fos, France: Surfrider Foundation Europe takes to court
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Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program launches in Europe
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At the heart of Surfrider is the desire to give everybody a chance to take a stand and advocate for the protection of our coasts and oceans. If we all contribute the time that we can, we can make a real difference.
Become a Volunteer
Give your time to protect the ocean. 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 day – everything helps!
Sign a petition
Together, we can make a difference. Make your voice heard to protect the ocean.
Report an issue
Grass-roots movements and networks of experts work to protect coasts and oceans from harm.
Make a donation
There are various ways you can support our organisation financially. Join the Surfrider community!
Education and awareness
Essential part of Surfrider Europe’s DNA, particularly through volunteer-run local chapters.
Surfrider Europe plays a significant and active role on the European political stage.
Scientific and legal expertise
Everyday, Surfrider Europe's experts do all they can to protect coasts and marine ecosystems.
3O Years of Coastal Defenders started with Just 1 Thing
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Learn and act for the ocean
Why make a donation?
Join Surfrider and receive your member card, a fiscal receipt, an invitation, a right to vote at the general assembly, etc.
Support our action
By donating to Surfrider, you can support our action and take an active part in saving the oceans.
Support our network
Surfrider is made up of a network of activists across 9?European countries. By supporting Surfrider, you can help us to become more efficient in the field.
Surfrider strives for more transparency and undertakes to provide members with the clearest possible administrative and financial reports.
66% of the amount of your donation can be deducted from your income tax up to 20
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