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San Luis Obispo Chapter

Our Mission

Where the land meets the sea

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network.

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Join Our Team

Looking For A Volunteer Coordinator

This is one of our most important roles because we are all volunteers at the chapter level. You would coordinate with campaign and program leaders to identify volunteer needs. Get to know volunteers, their interests and match them to opportunities.

Our Programs

Featured Program


The Hold On To Your Butt program is an educational initiative using various media outlets to educate the public on cigarette butts' damage to our coasts.  Butts are plastic and do not breakdown leaving microplastics in their wake.

Our Programs

Featured Program

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

See a current list of Ocean Friendly Restaurants in San Luis Obispo that are making sustainable choices for the ocean and its inhabitants.

Our Network


Join Our Network

We're always looking for volunteers to help affect change locally. Join us.

The Surfrider Foundation is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse and inclusive organization for all people who protect and enjoy the world’s ocean, waves and beaches.

Support Surfrider

Your support will help us get one step closer to our vision of protecting 100% of our coasts.