At our Chapter, we’re always doing something to protect our beaches and the ocean we surf in, swim in, love, and enjoy.
Want to join a beach cleanup or help preserve the Southern Monterey Bay coastline? Learn how to Rise Above Plastics and reduce the plastic soup in the ocean? Become a Surfrider member?
Explore our site to learn about all the programs we have to offer, and how you can get involved. And come out to our bi-monthly chapter meeting to meet and greet with other ocean activists and discuss the latest and greatest Monterey Surfrider happenings.
Chair – Kevin Miller
A long time resident of the Monterey Peninsula, Kevin is a mountain saunterer, wave tumbler, bike rider, trail loser, and paper cutter. He initially got involved with the chapter to help out with the website, and is excited to work on growing our base of volunteers and members so our campaigns reach a broad audience.
Special Projects – Ximena Waissbluth
Born in Chile, raised in Ohio, rooted in California – it’s good to be here. My favorite afternoons include my family, friends, dogs, surfboards, wetsuits, little peelers, sunshine, low-rise chairs, and margaritas on the beach. I got involved with Surfrider in 2005 when a few people decided to reignite the local Chapter after a decade of dormancy – turns out environmental activism is fun, inspiring, enriching, and sometimes infuriating. But we must always move onward and upward, for there is always more to do for coastal health and the critters of the sea. As Chapter Chair I try and steer the ship on the best course possible while balancing the many programs, campaigns and peoples that get involved. We are all volunteers with various backgrounds and hobbies, so if you’re feeling the itch to get involved – scratch it! – give us a shout and hop aboard.
Vice Chair – Antony Tersol
Born in Carmel, grew up in Carmel, so ocean became a part of my life.
Went away: to UCSC where I studied physics and biology
Came back: worked briefly at an abalone farm, as a seasonal research aide for Calif. Fish and Game, and as a lab tech for MPC physics department.
Went away: to UCSD for graduate school in Applied Physics, then Scripps Institute of Oceanography in Physical Oceanography.
Went further away: to Bali where friends and I started a manufacturing and import company (Little Dogs of Bali).
Came back to Monterey Peninsula, worked as a consultant in physics education. Since 2001 have designed and engineered solar energy systems, and am creating a solar energy training program for Rancho Cielo, Salinas.
Treasurer – Chris Locke
Volunteer Coordinator — Susan Singer
Communications Coordinator — Jacqui Grallo
Adopt-A- Highway Captain – Alison Goss
Ocean Friendly Gardens Genie – Ramie Allard
Local partnerships and affiliations
The Monterey Chapter of Surfrider has the advantage and privilege of being located in one of the most environmentally conscious and active areas in the country. This results in the ability to combine forces with other local, state, and even nation-wide organizations to achieve our goals. These local businesses and agencies support us.