The core activities and campaigns that the Surfrider Foundation uses to protect our oceans, waves and beaches fall into the categories of Clean Water, Beach Access, Coastal Preservation, Ocean Protection and Plastic Pollution.


At the Newport Beach Chapter we concentrate on Surfrider Foundations’ following campaigns:

Banning Ranch

Ban the Bag

Blue Water Task Force (water sampling and measure bacteria levels).

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

Reduce the use of single use plastic like straws and candy wrappers.

Stop Desalination

Water Wheel trash cleaning device. In phase 3 of 5. Hoping to have installed by the Back Bay in 2019.

Youth Leadership Program in local high schools.