Our oceans and waterways face growing challenges from pollution, offshore development and climate change.  At the same time, expanding industries, such as offshore oil drilling, threaten to crowd our oceans and waterways and degrade its health (and those who call it home!).

Every day poses new threats to our oceans, waterways and beaches. Our ocean, waterways and special places must be proactively protected before they are threatened and stem the tide before further damage is done to their health.

This is precisely why Surfrider has built a network of passion-driven people who are on the ground and are the voice for our oceans, waterways and beaches. With one foot in the sand and the other in the water, Surfrider is the only non-profit organization who is 100% focused on our coasts, including our third coast located in Chicago's backyard.