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The Ocean Friendly Restaurants program offers restaurants an easy and effective way to show their commitment to making sustainable choices for our ocean.

Interested in becoming a Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurant member? Register below!

How does it work?

1. Download the Ocean Friendly Restaurant criteria.

2. Get started with the criteria list and make a difference within your own restaurant or beach bar.

3. Contact us if your restaurant meets the requested criteria. If all criteria are met, we will hand over the official Ocean Friendly Restaurant Label. The label is a special recognition of your commitment to a better future.

Questions? Email us at

Plastic pollution is suffocating our ocean and the many animals that call it home. Researchers estimate there are now over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean with 8.75 million metric tons being added every year. This pollution is impacting our marine ecosystems and wildlife including seabirds, dolphins, fish, and outside the Nortsea also turtles, and whales. Plastic fragments are even displacing plankton as the base of the food chain. So what’s the best way to combat this global epidemic facing our ocean? It’s simple: we need to stop the problem at the source! The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program does just that. One restaurant, one customer at a time, it increases awareness, drives behavior change, and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce our plastic footprint.


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