Our missions

For more than 25 years, Surfrider Foundation Europe has been protecting, safeguarding and enhancing the oceans and the entire population that benefits from them. It acts on a daily basis to fight against damage to the coastal environment and its users.

Thematics

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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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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Let's take action to protect the oceans

Climate change and demographic pressure on coastal areas are making the coastal strip more and more fragile every day. Today it is urgent to anticipate the growing impacts on our coastlines.

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our values

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.