Hawaiʻi Region


Our Staff

Surfrider Foundation is headquartered in San Clemente, California. We have one local staff in Hawaiʻi working on a full-time basis to further the Surfrider mission and help support our chapter programs and campaigns. Our three active chapters in Hawaiʻi (on the islands of Maui, Kauaʻi, and Oʻahu) are volunteer-based and rely heavily on community support and involvement. 

Lauren Blickley, Hawaiʻi Regional Manager

As the Regional Manager, Lauren works to support Hawaii’s four chapters . Each chapter prioritizes the programs and campaigns most important to their local beaches and communities, and Lauren provides the resources and guidance they need to further the Surfrider Foundation’s mission and achieve coastal victories. Lauren first got involved with Surfrider Foundation as marine science major in college. Inspired by her volunteer experience with Surfrider Foundation, Lauren completed her Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She spent time focused on coastal restoration activities and science communication. Before becoming the Hawaii Regional Manager, Lauren was a long time volunteer with the Maui Chapter, serving as Chair, Secretary, and the Rise Above Plastics Committee Chair. She is passionate about tackling plastic pollution, teaching her daughters about the ocean, and surfing perfect lefts.