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Ocean Waves

Welcome to The Virginia Chapter

Our Mission

Where the land meets the sea

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network.

Our Campaigns

Plastic Bag In Pond
Featured Campaign

We Support a Fee on Single Use Plastic Bags in Virginia Beach

As Virginia Beach residents, the health of our waterways, beaches, and fisheries is critical to our local economy and our way of life. We have all seen plastic bags in the water and on the beach!

Plastic bags are one of the most common forms of plastic pollution found in our beach clean ups and pose a significant threat to waterways, wildlife, and seafood. Plastic bags not sent to landfills are often put in recycling bins, where they clog recycling machines and cost recyclers and taxpayers money to remove. 

Our Programs

Featured Program

Blue Water Task Force

The Blue Water Task Force is Surfrider’s volunteer water quality monitoring program that provides critical information to protect public health at the beach. Surfrider chapters use this program to raise awareness of local pollution problems and to bring communities together to implement solutions.

Our Network


Join Our Network

We're always looking for volunteers to help affect change locally. Join us.

The Surfrider Foundation is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse and inclusive organization for all people who protect and enjoy the world’s ocean, waves and beaches.

Support Surfrider

Your support will help us get one step closer to our vision of protecting 100% of our coasts.