Surfrider Foundation & Ocean Initiatives

Surfrider Foundation Europe brings together people from all walks of life, with a common passion for the ocean and dedication to caring for the coastline.

No matter how you enjoy the coastline (sporting, bathing or walking), if you feel the need to act in order to save your coastline’s natural heritage, then you can start by joining the Surfrider Foundation.

Surfrider Foundation Europe is a non-profit organization, dedicated to defending, saving, improving and managing in a sustainable manner the ocean, coastline, waves and the people who enjoy them.

From its creation, efforts have been concentrated on coastal issues, but today the scope of interest and involvement is spreading to related areas of lakes and rivers.

Created in 1990 in Europe (Biarritz, France) by surfers, including 3-time World Surfing Champion Tom Curren, the organization brings together today about 1500 volunteers, 8000 members, about 40 local chapters, and more than 40 000 supporters in Europe.

Surfrider Foundation is a global network of regional organizations and local chapters present in many countries and on every inhabited continent (USA, Europe, Japan, Australia, Latin America,…).

What is Ocean Initiatives?

A great eco-citizen weekend of global scope dealing with the problem of macro-waste and dedicated to the protection of our coast, our lakes and our rivers. This will take place from March, the 22th to March the 25th 2012.

This film shows waves coming to the beach, removing all traces left by men, cm by cm. Footprints, writings, sand castles, all those disappear. But the other traces, such as an empty plastic can, waves will never succeed to remove. Only man can clean up what he has left behind on the beach.

The next Surfrider Clean-Ups are on March 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2012.
Check the site to find out more about Ocean Initiatives in your neighborhood.

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