California Coastal Cleanup Day

Saturday September 19 is Coastal Cleanup Day in California with many sites up and down the coast and inland. This is the biggest cleanup day of the year. Last year over 65,000 people participated in Coastal Cleanup Day. We hope to have 200 participants at our cleanup site inside the Santa Ana River just south of Adams Ave. in Costa Mesa. Please join us. For more information click here.

1st Saturday of the month beach cleanup

September 5 will be the 1st Saturday in September.

We will meet at the most Southern end of the Huntington Beach State Park parking lot. Click on the Beach Cleanups tab for more info. Thanks

No Cleanups for the 1st Saturday in July

If you have ever been to the beach in Newport or Huntington you know it gets crazy busy if not just crazy period so we will not have a beach cleanup on July 4th. Our beach cleanups will resume in August.

Beach Tribute Album to benefit our Chapter

Thanks to Kaelah Wilson who created this soundtrack with the help of some friends to benefit Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach Chapter. The Album is called IE (Inland Empire) to the Sea.  Kaelah is into music and the beach and is aware of the challenges the Ocean has because of urban runoff. This Album has a variety of artists and represents the unique talents of those artists who live right here in our watershed. You can sample the music here and if you would like to buy it that is easy too. Just follow the prompts.

Ocean Friendly Restaurants Campaign

An Ocean Friendly Restaurant uses sustainable practices and doesn’t use styrofoam products for take out. Is your local fave OFR?

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International Surfing Day June 20, 2015

ISD was on Saturday June 20, 2015. We celebrated at 6th street in Huntington Beach. To read more go here.
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1st Saturday Beach Cleanup June 6, 9-11AM

We will meet at the most Southern end of the Huntington Beach State Park parking lot. Click on the Beach Cleanups tab for more info. Thanks

Earth Day Cleanup for Newport Beach on April 25

Our Earth Day cleanup was a great success. Thanks to all of our 130 volunteers (mostly from local high schools and colleges. And a special thanks to Kimberly Buss, and Jian Peng of Orange County Public Works. OCPW partners up with our chapter when we enter the channel for these very important cleanups. We retrieved well over 1000 pounds of trash out of the channel in a mere 2 hours. Our next cleanup inside the channel will be September for the Coastal Cleanup Day.

Certificates for community hours were given to all interested.

For more info contact Darrel at or 714-623-1760

Volunteer Guidelines Form (2)

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Bottle fill station party on April 18 at 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM

What kind of party? Our chapter has partnered with No Beach Plastic and the city of Newport Beach to have a very expensive bottle refill station installed on the beach at 15th street. We are really happy that we have achieved this with our partners. Come celebrate with a beach cleanup and after party to raise more money for more stations.


RockWaterRelay was a success

Just an FYI and to leave this on our web site for a while longer as a placeholder. The race was awesome. So many people had so much fun and the bike trail has never looked so clean as members of teams cleaned up between stops. Thanks to all of the runners. Thanks to our sponsors; Shop3Thirty, Keane coffee, Cabo Chips, Newport Rib Company, HDX Fit, and Newmeyer and Dillon.

Special Thanks to Robyn Vettraino for organizing and operating this event for the 8th year in a row.




The Surfrider Foundation RockWaterRelay 2015 race is Saturday! A couple reminders before the race;

1. It will be hot, so please plan accordingly. Stay hydrated and might we suggest sunscreen. For hydration on the course, we will have some water at the stations and some paper cups. You are encouraged to bring your own cold water and re-usable water bottles along the course for your team.

2. Race t-shirt pick up and check-in starts at 8:30 at the first stop. The parking for the start near the Honda Center is in the adjacent office building parking. There will be signs to the start which is on the trail near the tables and open space. The race will start at 9 am. Each team is responsible for getting each runner to their stop. Use the map, also available on our website, and plan your route of travel.

3. Finish Line. Talk to the ranger at the Huntington State Beach and note you are with RockWater to get entry and park to see your last runner finish. We will have food from Newport Beach Rib Company, Cabo Chips, and other post-race snacks from Trader Joes. Please remember your cold refreshments to keep hydrated.

4. There will be volunteers, special thanks to HDX fit + shop3thirty,   supporting the race and cleaning-up the areas surrounding our race.  Please keep the course clean of your own trash, and pick up for others along the way. Remember to have fun, take pictures and share stories. The hashtag on Social media for the event is #RockWaterRelay. Our instagram is @SurfriderNewportBeach and our Twitter is @SurfriderNB.

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