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.
8 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.
A look back at our 2022 waste collections: which litter was most frequently found on beaches?
The results of the participative and scientific waste collections organized by Surfrider, the Ocean ...
Ban on microplastics in cosmetics postponed again
Bad news for the Ocean... We announced it on our social networks last week": the long-awaited vote o...
The deposit return scheme : for the reuse of packaging and the reduction of plastic pollution!
More than 400 million tons of plastic are produced every year, 36% of which is packaging that we use...
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.
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.
Maritime transport : The ecological cost of Christmas
Did you know that 9 times out of 10, the purchases you make online are transported by sea? This is where your Chris...
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
Supporting us is also proudly showing Surfrider Foundation Europe's values. We have therefore created an original and quality clothing collection at affordable prices.
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