The Organization

Surfrider Europe was created in 1990 by a group of surfers who wanted to preserve their playground. Grass-roots activism to protect our oceans and coasts is at the core of the organisation.

Surfrider Foundation Europe is a non-profit organisation whose purpose is to protect and showcase the importance of lakes, rivers, the ocean, waves, and coastlines. It currently has over 13,000 members and is active across 9 countries through its volunteer-run branches. 

For almost 30 years, Surfrider Foundation Europe has been taking action as a recognized authority in three areas of expertise: marine litter, water quality and public health, coastal management and climate change. 

A EUROPEAN NETWORK OF VOLUNTEERS

There are more than 2000 volunteers in 43 chapters in 11 countries.

Volunteers engaging in local field activism are the driving force of Surfrider. Whether they are running local volunteer branches or taking part in the environmental campaigns of the organisation, they are Surfrider’s strongest presence in the field and they implement our various programmes locally: awareness and education, events, and rallying.

At this time, over 2,000 volunteers are taking action every day in 43 local branches in 11 European countries. Join us in our fight to protect the oceans and coasts of today and tomorrow. Help us to drastically reduce plastic waste, move away from fossil fuels, fight against climate change and its impacts, and fight marine pollution and the damage being done to oceans, beaches and waves. 



BECOME A VOLUNTEER

STRONG VALUES AND POSITIONS

PASSION

The passion for the oceans, the coastline and the pleasures they bring animates everyone who wears Surfrider and guides the organization's action.

SHARING

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

RESPECT

Surfrider seeks a harmonious relationship between humans and nature.

FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY AND ACTIVITY REPORT

We try our hardest to make our administrative and financial accounts, as well as our annual activity report, as clear and accessible as possible.
Click below to see our balance sheet, profit-and-loss account and our latest annual report.  

ANNUAL REPORT

our values

PASSION

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

SHARING

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

RESPECT

Surfrider seeks a harmonious relationship between humans and nature.