The Surfrider Foundation is a national, grassroots organization aimed at protecting and enjoying our ocean, waves and beaches. With over 80 volunteer-based chapters spanning 10 regions across the continental United States and Hawaii, Surfrider represents a wide range of ocean users who are on the front lines of ocean and coastal advocacy. Surfrider Foundation priorities focus on water quality, beach access, beach and surf spot preservation, and sustaining marine and coastal ecosystems.
Hawaii Surfrider Foundation Chapters are brought together under the Surfrider Foundation’s mission statement of the protection and enjoyment of our ocean, waves, and beaches for everyone through a powerful activist network.
Our four chapters span four islands (Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island). We work at the community level to ensure the long-term protection of our islands’ coastal and marine resources. Each Chapter includes a volunteer-based Executive Committee and team of core volunteers made up of surfers, beach-goers, paddlers, divers, and those who simply love our ocean and beaches in Hawaii.
Our chapter volunteers engage in a variety of programs and campaigns in the islands, including water quality testing, plastic reduction strategies, ocean planning, beach cleanups, leadership development, and fun events to showcase their work.
We recognize the proper use of the Hawaiian language including the ‘okina [‘], a consonant, and the kahakō [ō] or macron (e.g., in place names of Hawai‘i such as Lāna‘i). However, these have been omitted from this website for the best online experience. We realize the importance and continue to use them outside of the online platform.