The Hawaiʻi Region includes three volunteer-based Chapters (Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, and Maui) and 5 active student clubs that are part of the worldwide Surfrider Foundation network based in San Clemente, California. Chapter programs and campaigns focus on five initiatives: Plastic Pollution, Ocean Protection, Clean Water, Beach Access, and Coastal Preservation. In 2022, efforts led to the completion of the community-driven North Shore Coastal Resilience Working Group, passage of statewide legislation to support cesspool upgrades, and continuation of the North Pacific Eel Trap project to address commercial fishing-based marine debris.
Won 3 major campaign victories focused on clean water and beach access.
Supported community requests to add water quality monitoring sites in remote, underserved, and/or predominantly Native Hawaiian communities, including West Oʻahu and Hāna, Maui.
Released the "Adaptive Coastal Management Recommendations, Actions and Strategies" report to develop community-based solutions for coastal erosion on the North Shore of Oʻahu
Represented Hawaiʻi plastic pollution initiatives and the North Pacific Eel Trap Project at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference in Busan, South Korea.