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1984: Surfrider Foundation created in California by a group of surfers wanting to protect their home surf spot.

1990: Tom Curren creates Surfrider Foundation Europe to involve the European surf community in ocean protection

Today: A community of everyday people who passionately protect their playground: ocean, waves, & beaches. Surfrider has built a network all around the world with its biggest communities in the USA, Europe, & Australia.

It currently has over 13000 members in Europe & is

represented in 11 countries through its 43 local volunteer chapters.

Our values: Passion, Sharing, Respect.

Checkout the entire Surfrider history timeline here:

Surfrider history



Internationally all actions, campaigns & projects are built around  5 topics

In The Netherlands our chapter focuses on clean water, clean beaches & protection of surf spots.

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