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.
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Surfrider Europe works with all social actors (individual citizens and the public and private sectors) on 3 main issues.

Marine Litter

10 million tons of waste are thrown into the ocean each year – 80% of which is plastic.

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Coastal Development
and Climate Change

Coastal erosion, rising water levels, maritime transport, offshore platforms: the health of our coasts and oceans is permanently under threat.

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Water quality
and Health

Waste from agricultural areas, urban areas, even sewage: many sources of pollution threaten the quality of our coastal waters.

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Waterman Testers, volunteers committed for water quality

In charge of monitoring the water quality of the beaches, they are an essential part of Surfrider.

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Farewell letter to the plastic bag

For the 4th International Plastic Bag Free Day, Surfrider says goodbye to them.

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The Directive on bathing water quality at the heart of future European discussions

Surfrider will take part in discussions and will carry out the demands of the citizens.

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Get involved

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!

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Sign a petition

Together, we can make a difference. Make your voice heard to protect the ocean.

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Report an issue

Grass-roots movements and networks of experts work to protect coasts and oceans from harm.

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Make a donation

There are various ways you can support our organisation financially. Join the Surfrider community!

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our levers
of action

Education and awareness

Essential part of Surfrider Europe’s DNA, particularly through volunteer-run local chapters.

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Political advocacy

Surfrider Europe plays a significant and active role on the European political stage.

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Scientific and legal expertise

Everyday, Surfrider Europe's experts do all they can to protect coasts and marine ecosystems.

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Make your voice heard for the ocean, participate in the consultation. #VFTO

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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.

Financial transparency

Surfrider strives for more transparency and undertakes to provide members with the clearest possible administrative and financial reports.

Tax deduction

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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our values


The passion for the oceans, the coastline and the pleasures animate everyone who supports Surfrider and guides the organization's action.


Surfrider is rooted in the value of sharing and participation through inclusion and diversity.


Surfrider seeks a harmonious relationship between humans and nature.