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Welcome to the Monterey Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Maybe you’ve seen us at the beach, hosting a cleanup, or working to terminate the Cemex sand mining plant in Marina. Maybe you caught our booth at the West End Celebration or helped us ban single use Styrofoam to-go containers or plastic bags around Monterey County.

At Surfrider Monterey, we’re always doing something to protect our coastline – the beaches we enjoy so much, the ocean we surf, swim, and play in, and the amazing sea creatures that live in the bay.

Surfrider Chapters are all volunteer – WE ARE YOU. Want to join? We’d love to have you!
Explore our site to learn about the programs and campaigns we are working on, and how you can get involved. Come out to our quarterly’ish Chapter meetings, greet other ocean activists and discuss the latest and greatest local Surfrider happenings over appetizers and wine.

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Eco Resort Update

The Coastal Commission took the US Fish and Wildlife Service's concerns about impacts to endangered species seriously – the final approval of the resort is based on a strict condition that the...


August 10 - Ask the California Coastal Commission to stop sand mining

AUG 10TH: PROTECT OUR BEACHES! Surfrider Monterey and Save Our Shores are teaming up to support the California Coastal Commission's fight to end erosion caused by the CEMEX plant in Marina. Your voic...

Time to Choose - June 15

Join the Osio Theater and leading climate change experts and non-profit organizations from Monterey for a one day special screening of Time to Choose on June 15. Surfrider Monterey will be there! Lear...